Friday, February 24, 2017

Go See 'Get Out' the movie. Plain and Simple.

You will be like this. 

Whaddup?!
Plain and simple, go see Get Out
I went to the media screening on Tuesday and still can't forget it. 
It has horror, humor, tackles real issues, and of course when Jordan Peele is involved, things are pushed to the very edge for the win. Well worth the admission, book your tickets. It opens today. I suggest you avoid the previews though. They are a little generous with the coverage. Regardless, there a lot more surprises.

Holla!
Ale

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Orpheus releases Abandon All Hope Imperial Stout aged in three different barrels tonight!

One of my favorite artists, R.Land, did the art for this joint!
This, plus the gangster draft list below makes it a ridiculous evening!

Say What?! Vanilla beans, three barrels, and 13.9%? Oh my!

Plain and simple, you do not want to miss this one. Listen to this Abandon All Hope Imperial Stout description straight from the source:
“Over a year in the making, we're finally releasing bottles of Abandon All Hope, a 13.9% Imperial Stout that aged on vanilla beans and spent 12 months in a blend of Woodford Reserve Double Oak, Heaven Hill 10 year, and Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select bourbon barrels. Ticket includes brewery tour with two (2) 22 oz bottles of Abandon All Hope and a beer tasting with 7 samples.” 

Tickets on freshtix  are $51 at the brewery and well worth it! You get two 22 oz bottles of the All Hope Imperial Stout and tastings of numerous other special sippers below go live this Thursday at noon. Get 'em here. (From Orpheus: Tickets are limited, and the event will be open only to people with tickets. You'll be able to buy up to 2 tickets at a time, but by law you'll need the other person with you to claim the 2nd. There will be no refunds or chance to come back and get the extra bottles if the 2nd person isn't there.)
The gangster draft list includes:
  • Abandon All Hope (Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans, 13.9%)
  • Ye Who Enter Here (Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Coffee, Chiles, and Vanilla Beans, 14%)
  • The Sirens (Green Strawberry Wild Ale aged in Wine Barrels, 5%)
  • Cognac Barrel-aged Sykophantes (Fig Sour Ale aged in Cognac barrels, 9%)
  • Those Who Cast Shadows (Sour Ale aged in Port barrels, 8%)
  • Transmigration of Souls (Double IPA, 10%)
  • Maenads Tripel (Native Yeast Tripel, 9%)
  • Sykophantes Blanc (Sour Ale with Golden Figs, 9%)
  • Noise and Flesh (Wild Ale aged in wine barrels, 4.4%)
  • Stone and Flesh (Wild Ale aged in wine barrels and refermented with GA peaches, 4.4%)


See you there!

Ale

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alpine has ‘Windows Up’ all year plus two more gangster IPAs on deck!


No doubt, ‘Windows Up’ IPA is my shizznit! And there will be more? Hell yeah!

Whaddup!
Getting back into the swing of things after a killer 20th anniversary celebration at SweetWater this past Sunday and then a flood of work following it on Monday, here is my first of many Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’ updates. So much is going on so be ready!
First up, one of the top three IPAs I've had so far in 2017 is the Alpine Windows Up IPA. Reppin’ Cali, this brew is simply phenomenal and I love the name. I am sure you get it if you are reading my site. Ha! Here is its official breakdown straight outta Alpine:
“Windows Up is a single IPA made with Mosaic and Citra hops. It pours a hazy straw color and is topped with bright white beer foam. Piney aromas mingle with fruity notes, while hints of citrus fruit and an overall lingering resinous quality lend a touch of complexity to this dank IPA and is 7% ABV.”
Well, I got the good news that that there will also be an Exponential Hoppiness Double IPA followed by the Bad Boy Double IPA in the Spring. They know their IPAs so expect nothing but continued greatness.

Stay tuned for more news on what Alpine has poppin’. For more info, hit up AlpineBeerCo.com.

Holla!

Ale

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The SweetWater 20th Anniversary Party is here!

Me and SweetWater co-founder Freddy B clownin'.
It’s sold out so I hope you got your tix!
Yo, yo!

Yep, the biggest brewery in the Southeast is about to go hard in celebrating their two decades of serving us their extensive portfolio of “heady beers,” launching their often fearless—and risqué— marketing, and just overall killing it in the beer scene for so damn long! I have covered them since they opened their doors way back in 1997 and especially on this blog here, befriended their always personable staff, and continue to share their amazing growth since its inception by Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney.
Well now it’s 20 years, there is their all-new sour facility called the Woodlands open to partygoers, and the numerous festivities for the dayt promise to be turnt up! Oh yeah, and the brew will be crazy!

Their next major event will be 420 Fest so make sure you book a ticket for that too!
Here’s to 20 more, SweetWater! 

Here is what’s on tap for Sunday straight from the source:


Sunday, February 19
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ticket Price: $30
Celebrate 20 Years of Heady Beers with:
§  Moe. ripping the lid off this joint!
§  Custom 20th Anniversary glassware with (10) tasting tickets, 1 tasting ticket will give you entrance into our new Woodland’s facility where you can sample one of our sour/barrel aged beers.
§  Specialty drafts and casks throughout the building!
§  Souvenir beer to go
§  Food Trucks onsite with goodies for sale.
§  Shuttles running from the SIP Coffee at the Lindbergh MARTA station to the Brewery. Parking is VERY limited onsite, so MARTA, UBER, cabs, etc. will be your best bet!
§  Entry at 2:00pm, Last Call at 5:30pm, Taps Off 5:45, Event Ends at 6:00pm.
Please note: SweetWater is a 21+ venue. All guests must have a valid ID. No ID = No Entry. (Children may attend with a parent or guardian). Also, due to the scope of this event, please leave the fur babies at home. Ticket Price @ the Door: $40

Cheers!

Ale

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’s 2017 Last-Minute Gift Guide

Besides what I wrote for VinePair, here are four more gifts you should consider.

Hey Lovers of Beers, Significant Others, Gadgets, or…. Beer!
My piece on VinePair
Okay, y’all, you know I love writing up gift guides because I like to be in the know with what's out there, and do them for a lot of different magazines and websites. My latest was a fun Valentine’s Day-themed one for the awesome libation-driven site, VinePair; it was specifically for beer lovers called Gifts For Your Beer Lovin’ Valentine (check it out). I included some great items by BUILTNY, Sub-Zero, and even Stone’s Enjoy By…February 14 to name a few.
Well, there were a couple of other items I wanted to include for beer enthusiasts who were more on the electronics side since tech gadgets are often in conversations at the bar. Scoop ‘em up today at a BestBuy, Verizon store, Target, or at least online and show your significant other a receipt so they can expect it and still give ya a hug. Even if you are flying on a solo mission, I am sure you would value every gift below.


ASUS ZenPad Z10
Get your tablet surfing, show watching, and gaming on with LTE-advanced ASUS ZenPad Z10, boasting a crispy 9.7-inch wide-angle display, solid sound, and blazingly fast downloading due to the Hexa-Core processor. The catch: It’s a Verizon exclusive, so I hope you have the carrier with the check mark!



FitBit Charge 2 Heart Rate and Fitness Wristband
Yep, everyone is rocking one of these it seems, so you would be getting your mate up to date. (Hey, that rhymed!). Anyway, this shows you care about your loved one’s health, plus it keeps them in tune with their body. The Charge 2 is also a standout because it has the exclusive PurePulse feature with continuous heart rate monitoring, auto-exercise recognition, multi-sport tracking for a concise workout summary including real-time stats, interchangeable bands, gives smartphone updates, guides breathing sessions and even tracks sleep. The latter will help when dreaming about IPAs you can’t get in your city.


Groove Life Ring
Wedding and engagement rings can get clunky and uncomfortable when biking, powerlifting, or doing any other activities where the bling can get in the way. Enter the Groove Life ring that will keep you fully committed to your mate no matter what you do because it’s made of flexible silicon, is waterproof, breathable, and is forgiving for any regimen! Heck, even wear it on a night out since they come in numerous styles and colors. As an added plus, use the promotion code “LOVE” and get 50 percent off on their site. Dope, right?

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
Okay, envision this: You and your main squeeze are making dinner together, cleaning the house or simply chilling with a glass of brew or wine. Turn on the Bose SoundLink Mini, activate that special playlist you made on your phone just for that occasion via Bluetooth, and boom! It’s on! Colors include carbon, pearl or the limited edition black/copper exteriors.  The sound is impressive for such a little guy complete with a charging base that you can put anywhere, free of playa-haytin’ wires.

Hoppy V-Day!

Ale