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Good Word Brewing: Brunch Edition

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/30/21

Crossing over a pair of tracks into a quaint, charming downtown, is an area where local bars, retail, and restaurants dot the shady, tree-lined street. On the corner, Good Word Brewing is a downtown Duluth local gem that prides themselves on unforgettable frosty brews, delectable brunch, and a stellar all-day menu, all in a beautiful OTP downtown. It’s definite, the word is out that Good Word Brewing has a fantastic brunch that should go on your brunch list! With items like this spicy number, gooey cinnamon roll, sensational sausage platter, amazing avocado toast, stellar seasonal hash, beer, brunch cocktails, and even slushies, we were in brunch heaven. Let’s dig in.

Something Good Word is definitely known for is their brews, so we tried a flight with 4 great options. We got Hollow Moon Stout, Are You Living in a Computer Simulation Helles Lager, The Quantum Immortality English Porter, and Face for Radio Pale.  The Hollow Moon Stout that’s roasty and toasty yet mellows on the back was Liz’s favorite, while Are You Living In a Computer Simulation is a Helles Lager that’s smooth and drinkable, great for patio sips and the second favorite. The Quantum Immortality English Porter was malty but light and refreshing with a hint of bitterness. John’s favorite was the Face for Radio that he said was well balanced hops and refreshing. Beyond the brews, they have fun brunch cocktails and slushies! They were out of the slushie, but we tried the South 75. It is botanical gin mixed with bright lemon that starts out tart and almost has a grapefruit end, finished with a splash of bubbly. Who doesn’t love a little bubbly with brunch?

Of the sharable brunch dishes, we opted for the Cinnamon Roll, Sausage Board, and Avocado Toast. Up first is the Cinnamon Roll that’s warm, gooey, sticky sweet and rich! After the sweet hits you, the spiciness of the cinnamon comes in and balances this roll out. The best part is the sticky, sweet middle on the bottom, so start there and work your way up and out. You’ll thank us! Moving from sweet to savory, the sausage board is out of this world! We were most impressed by the presentation and flavors of this board!  Starting with the homemade sausage that’s on one hand spicy, the Marita, and then the other hand bright, Ginger Basil, both pop with flavor. Pair either with pickled vegetables, toast, or mustard, you can’t go wrong. Don’t sleep on the deli sliced sausage with pistachios either; it will melt in your mouth! Finally, we simply had to try the essential Avocado Toast.  It’s creamy and light with the richness of soft-boiled eggs, tangy onion and micro greens. The sesame seasoning and toast give it a crunch and a good dusting of flavor, but not too overpowering. It’s a great overall complete dish with creamy, rich, tangy, and earthy.

Spicy and hearty are two good words to describe our main entrees, Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit and the Seasonal Hash. Our favorite dish of the day, the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit, has it all! This spicy bite starts crunchy, tender, and sweet then the kick on the back of the throat is JUST RIGHT. It’s the perfect flavor combination from the warm and sweet honey to the crispy and hearty biscuit, then the crunchy and spicy chicken. The best bite is as you let the biscuit sit in the honey, it becomes a little soft and sucks in all the flavors: spicy, sweet, sassy! Divine. On the other hand, the Seasonal Hash is a staple dish for a hearty appetite. Bright sauce topped with tender, crisp fingerling potatoes that pop in your mouth. Then, tangy onions, peppers round out the hash and topped with a rich, hearty, runny egg. Let the egg run out and mix with the mixture below, that’s the ticket!

After our brunch, we strolled through the rest of the downtown area, with green space, and shops that we thoroughly enjoyed as well. What do you want to try at Good Word Brewing?

SPIRIT OF OAXACA AT ELSEWERE BREWING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway

Elsewhere Brewing

Monday, June 28th 5-10 pm

Elsewhere Brewing is hosting their first art pop-up with Chingana Atlanta on this special Monday, June 28th from 5-10 pm to celebrate National Ceviche Day! Shop a collection of original pieces from Oaxaca artists, including canvas, photography, and sculptures. Mezcal samples by @sigilosomezcal, Micheladas, and ceviche will be around to accompany the night.  Info here.

SECOND SELF BEER CO MARCH EVENTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/16/21

Thurs., Mar. 18, 6pm – The Orion Principle – Tasting at Second Self Beer Company

Taking inspiration from the three stars in Orion’s Belt, The Tzedakah Project designed socially distant events targeting the body, mind and spirit. Second Self Beer Co. has partnered with the company to offer a complimentary beer tasting this Thursday that teaches guests all about the brewing process. The class includes three to four samples of beer and attendees must be 21+. Free registration is required ahead of time here.

Fri., March 19 – Sat., March 20 – Girl Scout Cookie Pairing

Second Self’s annual Girl Scout Cookie Pairing is coming back this month! This year, the pairings are limited and will only be available for two days, so pre-orders ($20) are highly encouraged. All pick-up orders will receive four different Girl Scout Cookies perfectly paired with four different Second Self beers.

Sun., Mar. 21 1-5pm – Bien Vegano Presents – International Market

My Abuelas Food and VeganX are hosting Bien Vegano International Market at Second Self Beer Co.! Free to attend, the event will include 50 international and vegan vendors from which guests can expect delicious food, arts, crafts, snacks and of course, Second Self beer. In light of the pandemic, there will be limited entrance, sanitizing stations, options to order online and pick up the on-site, free masks provided and social distancing. RSVP here.

JOIN US IN VOTING TUCKER BREWING INTO USA TODAY’S 10BEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/5/21

Did you hear the news? After surveying the country looking for the best of the best, USA Today has selected Atlanta-based Tucker Brewing Company as one of the top 20 best beer gardens in the United States! Now officially in the running for the coveted “10Best” list, the brewery needs your votes to remain in the top 10 and take the #1 position!

Click here to vote daily through Tuesday, March 16, and thank you to everyone who has voted and continues to vote!

GEORGIA CRAFT BEER DAY 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/25/21

Join your fellow cerevisaphiles Saturday, March 6, for Georgia Beer Day, the yearly celebration of all things craft beer in The Peach State. This annual event, which is organized by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG), benefits the GCBC and its member breweries.

As part of this year’s Georgia Beer Day, 50 breweries across the state will be offering a limited edition collector’s pint glass. In partnership with GCBG member breweries and Boelter Glassware, $1 from every glass will be donated to the GCBC to help promote, protect and further the common interests of its members and Georgia’s licensed brewing industry.

The 2021 inaugural pint glass showcases full color art by Larry Choskey and features prominent state symbols including: the Cherokee Rose (state flower), Southern Live Oak (state tree), Honeybee (state insect) and the Brown Thrasher (state bird) as the centerpiece.

Additionally, the participating breweries below will be offering specials all day long. Please check your favorite brewery’s website and social media pages to learn more about what each is offering.

For more information on Georgia Beer Day, please visit: georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/georgia-beer-day.html.

To learn more about the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, please visit: georgiacraftbrewersguild.org.

Where:

Anderby Brewing (Peachtree Corners)

Arches Brewing (Hapeville)

Athentic Brewing (Athens)

Atlanta Brewing Co. (Atlanta)

Barrier Island Brewing (St Simons Island)

Best End Brewing (Atlanta)

Bold Monk Brewing (Atlanta)

Cherry Street Brewing (Alpharetta)

Creature Comforts (Athens)

Dry County Brewing (Kennesaw)

Eagle Creek Brewing (Statesboro)

Eventide (Atlanta)

Fire Maker (Atlanta)

From the Earth Brewing (Roswell)

Gate City (Roswell)

Halfway Crooks (Atlanta)

Horned Owl Brewing (Kennesaw)

Indio Brewing (Sugar Hill) 

Kettlerock Brewing (Peachtree Corners) 

Left Nut (Gainesville)

Line Creek (Peachtree City)

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta)

Monkey Wrench Brewing (Suwanee)

New Realm (Atlanta)

NoFo Brew Co. (Cumming)

Pendley Creek (Jasper)

Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen (Macon)

Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs)

Pretoria Fields (Albany)

Red Hare (Marietta)

Reformation Brewery (Smyrna)

Round Trip (Atlanta)

Sceptre Brewing Arts (Decatur)

Schoolhouse Brewing (Marietta)

Second Self Beer Co. (Atlanta)

Service Brewing (Savannah)

Six Bridges Brewing (Johns Creek)

Social Fox Brewing (Norcross)

Steady Hand Beer Co. (Atlanta)

StillFire Brewing (Suwanee)

SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta)

Tantrum Brewing Co. (Cleveland)

The Dahlonega Brewery (Dahlonega)

The Georgia Beer Co. (Valdosta)

Three Taverns (Atlanta)

Torched Hop Brewing (Atlanta)

Tucker Brewing Company (Tucker)

Two Tides Brewing (Savannah)

Variant Brewing (Roswell)

Wrecking Bar Brewpub (Atlanta)

OUTRUN BREWING COMPANY HOSTS SPAM FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/27/20

Friday, July 31 5pm – 9pm

Outrun Brewing Company

July 31st is National SPAM® Day! From musubi to fries, SPAM® has been a delicious influence in cuisine all over the world.

Celebrate with our hosts, Outrun Brewing Company and local chefs Seoul Chikin, adobo_atl, Foodcation Forever, KETTLE BLACK, Chef Lino Yi, Mighty Hans + more as we each cook up a dish featuring SPAM® with a special raffle held by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)!

This event will be held outdoors with social distancing in place. All staff will be wearing masks & gloves, and vendors will only be doing contactless payments and take-out. More details to come!

*Hormel Foods has granted us (Outrun Brewery and Spam Fest participants) special permission to use the SPAM® logo & trademark.

ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA AMID COVID-19: SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS WHILE STAYING SAFE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/15/20

Amid these times in our country, you and your family’s health is more important than anything else. With the continued cancellation of events and gatherings, what we’d really like is for you to support your local breweries and restaurants, while staying safe. How can you do that?

  • Purchase gift cards from your favorite spots online.
  • Buy local beer and wine at grocery stores.
  • As long as local restaurants are open: get take-out, curbside, or delivery.
  • Over tip in these lean times.

Once events come back and we get through this together, we will be back at it having more adventures in our beautiful city, recommending restaurants and events, but in the mean time, be nice to each other. It’s time to come together. Cheers!

Galentine’s Day Party and Beer Release Reformation Brewery Smyrna 2020

Date: Thursday, February 13th

Time:  7 pm

About: Link up with your Lady Friends, your Gal Pals, your Sistas From Another Mistahs, cause it’s a Galentine’s Day beer party at Reformation Brewery (Smyrna)! We’ll be pouring up some love for Sporty Girls, Inc., and a Peach Cobbler Sour (8%) to celebrate and raise funds for their mission to bring enrichment and sports to girls 8-18 in Atlanta. With Peaches, cinnamon, and Amber & Honey malt, this beer is a fundraiser to boot! Grab a pint, or a 4pk while supplies last from Reformation taprooms and independent retailers near you, and while supplies last $1 per pint/pack will be donated to Sporty Girls Inc. Plus more!

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1326865247500388/