Friday, April 13, 2018

Trying to roll to Brewgaloo, the biggest beer festival in North Carolina?!


100 NC Breweries, 50-plus Food Trucks, local vendors and live bands for two days? Yes please!
 

Whaddup!
You know I love traveling and this Brewgaloo Beer Fest had me at “Brew”! Ha! Truthfully, I hear that word all the time, but when it’s the biggest beer fest in North Carolina, a state that makes some gangster ales and lagers, I was all in! It’s April 27-28, 2018 and guaranteed to be nuts! Below is the official description and HERE is the link to the tickets. Boom!
Cheers!
Ale

ShopLocalRaleigh.org says…
Brewgaloo features craft breweries from North Carolina and partners with local food trucks, local vendors and local bands. Friday night will be a sampler event from 6-10pm. Tickets are $45 per person (before April 1) with a limited number of tickets being sold. Sample size pours will be available for you to try the best of NC. Must be 21 and up to attend the Friday night event. Designated Driver’s need not purchase tickets, thank you for being responsible!

Saturday is 2-10pm. Beer is sold by the pint or the taste. Samples are 2 tickets and full pints are 5 tickets. No admission fee to enter the festival. Saturday’s event is open to the public and free to attend.  Saturday will feature over 100 NC Breweries, over 50 Food Trucks, dozens of local vendors and bands. Drink tickets will be sold in advance and available for purchase at the festival. Food trucks and vendors accept cash and credit options. Purchase now to avoid lines!

The largest NC Craft beer festival celebrating all things local
You’ve tasted the world, now taste local

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Creature Comforts Beer Dinner Benefiting the Farmer Fund


Once again it's on!

It's beer dinner time!

One of my favorite events combining beer and fare is the Farmer Fund Dinner held annually by Athens’ GA’s own Creature Comforts and Saltyard Owner and Executive Chef Nick Leahy at the gorgeous location in Midtown ATL (1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309) on April 19th. Not only will the experience be one helluva festive one, taste buds will be tantalized, and of course world-class brew will be poured in your complimentary collector’s glass, but it’s also for a great cause—supporting the Famer FundIn their words, “The Farmer Fund exists to support farmers in the face of natural disaster and help keep farmers farming.”
As you can see, I have covered it a few times if you scroll down here. I truly dig it!
There is also a silent auction and the items aren’t a couple of coozies and t-shirts; some of the hardest beers to get in the South exclusively brewed and donated by the Comforts posse will be available to bid on. They also have a fun Farmer Fund calendar available where various farmers and restaurateurs strip down to aprons and other revealing outfits. Here is a look at this year’s addition with the intention of also raising funds for the cause.
The official description is below. Just know it sells out pretty damn quick, so book your seats asap! Oh, and they have your main man Ale (ummmm, that’s me!) as a special guest to make sure everything goes as dope as possible. It’s truly an honor to be there. 
This one is for the farmers, Atlanta. Don’t miss it. Make your reservations by calling 404.382.8088.
Cheers!
Ale

Thursday, April 19 - Creature Comforts Beer Dinner Benefiting the Farmer Fund
Join Saltyard for a special beer dinner with Creature Comforts on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30pm. With popular offerings such as Tropicalia IPA and Athena Paradiso, the dinner will feature special guest Ale Sharpton. A silent auction will take place on-site to benefit The Farmer Fund, and tickets are $75/each. Guests should call the restaurant directly at 404-382-8088 for reservations.

Oh! Nick Leahy and the Saltyard also have this popping on Thursday, the 26th...

It’s the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

Find Saltyard Executive Chef Nick Leahy at April 26's James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, hosted by 1KEPT in Charleston (68 Wentworth St). Nick will join other prominent chefs including Atlanta's Jarrett Stieber of Eat Me Speak Me and Philippe Haddad of Cape Dutch, at the "Road to Charleston" dinner – a multi-course meal highlighting the bounty and culinary heritage of Georgia and South Carolina. Tickets can be purchased online here for $200/each.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Creature Comforts celebrates four years during April 21-22 weekend!

The lineup is crazy as usual! 
Whaddup!

There is no mystery that I think Creature Comforts is one of the best breweries pound for pound on the planet, and the fact that it's just an hour-and-change away in Athens driving from ATL makes it even more lovely! I will definitely be there to celebrate their four years keeping me refreshed with gangster beers. Care to join me?
Peep the flyer and click here for more details. See ya there I hope!

Peace!
Ale

Monday, March 26, 2018

Whoa! Uptown Magazine shows me crazy love!

Joeff Davis on the photo.


Cheers!

In this article called “Brew Expert Ale Sharpton Raises the Bar,” Uptown Associate Editor Kym Allison Backer interviews me about beer, what my favorites are, where to go to enjoy it, the industry surrounding it and loads of other fun content.
It’s an honor to be in such a great magazine. Check out the entire article here. I just got back from Nashville covering the Schlafly Oysterfest (which was a blast) and now have to deal with my grandmother’s recent passing, so this couldn’t have come at a better time to keep things balanced out.
Many blessings y’all. I appreciate you for real. Oh, and a very special shout out to Kym and Uptown for embracing such an amazing beverage and letting the world know that beer is for everyone

Peace.
Ale

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ale Sharpton is on ABC's 'Grown-ish'!

Yep! Thanks to Robbie aka @rjmedwed alerting me with this screenshot below on this Tweet, I had to check this out...
Whaddup Y'all!
This is totally random, but while I was reveling in my March Madness bracket thus far at a perfect 100%, I got this Tweet saying my name made an appearance was on the ABC show Grown-ish, the college spin-off from the hit sitcom Black-ish. I was like, huh? And then behold, "Ale Sharpton" was one of these "peacemaker" concoctions that spurred a cyber quiz on Freeform here...

While I got a chuckle at the others in my name's company, the "Ale" title undoubtedly reigns supreme. I'm about to do more research on it and see what comes of this.
Pretty crazy, huh? I hope there was a world-class IPA in my cup, at least. 

Peace!
Ale