Thursday, August 1, 2013

Some cool ways to celebrate IPA Day in ATL!

Yep! The buzz is huge about today's celebration of IPA Day so here are some creative ways you Hop Heads can get a buzz in the ATL including Frozen Pints, Taco Mac, SweetWater and Big Tex Decatur! Look for more updates on my Twitter too (@alesharpton)! Enjoy!

Frozen Pints Honey IPA gets scooped today at 15 Taco Macs!
IPA ice cream? Yep!!!
They Say: Hop Heads rejoice! Satisfying the sweet tooth of beer aficionados and ice cream lovers, Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream is prepped to make its grand debut in 15 Taco Mac Sports Grill establishments in Georgia beginning on National IPA Day, Thursday, August 1, 2013.  
Introducing two of Frozen Pints most popular flavors – Malted Milk Chocolate Stout and Honey IPA – patrons will be able to experience and savor the unique frozen treat as a dessert or atop their favorite, go-to beer. Patrons will also be able to receive a Taco Mac Brewniversity credit with purchase of either Frozen Pints flavor.
Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream is an alcoholic ice cream product that is made and produced locally with all natural ingredients and, of course, craft beer. It's "ice cream for adults"! There are 5 flavors available year-round, including the Honey IPA, and all flavors require an ID to purchase because of their ABV (ranges from 1% - 3.1%)

SweetWater's Head Brewer 'Slick' Nick go hard on IPA Day!
Aug. 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
They say: Calling all fellow Hop Heads – it’s just about our favorite time of year again. Celebrate the 3rd Annual IPA Day here at the brewery on Aug. 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Head Brewer Nick Nock has been preppin some specialty casks for the occasion, and we’ll be bustin out a few from the cellar we’ve been holding onto for a special occasion like this. So come sip on SweetWater’s biggest stash of IPAs including:
  • Ol’ Faithful – IPA and peppercorns
  • Ghoulash
  • Some Strange
  • Rye on Rye – LowRYEder aged in a Rye Whiskey Barrel
  • IPA Keg-hopped with Willamette and Amarillo
Cellared Brews:
  • Tennessee Whiskey barrel-aged
  • Rye Whiskey barrel-aged
  • Double Bourbon barrel-aged
  • Chocolate Bourbon – with cocoa nibs
  • Chocolate Bourbon – with cocoa nibs, pecan and Amarillo & Centennial hops
On top of the lineup of extra heady IPAs, food trucks will be servin’ a whole mess of IPA inspired dishes. Sweet Auburn BBQ, Poor Huey’s Hot Dog Company and King of Pops all have tasty treats cooked up just for the holiday.
Since we’re expecting a couple of y’all might be interested in comin’ out for this little shindig, we put a bunch of advance tickets on sale online at Picking ‘em up online will help you get in the door faster on game day plus guarantee you a one-of-a-kind IPA Day 2013 pint glass to take home.
Admission is priced same as weekly tours at $10 per guest, and walkups are still welcome. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, six tasting tickets and a brewery tour. If you’re planning on showing up day of to buy tickets, make sure you get in early if you want that real special pint glass we mentioned.
Getting’ a little excited? Maybe some tingly taste buds? Don’t forget to RSVP on our Facebook Page, check in on Untapped  using the hashtag #IPAday on Aug. 1 to pick up the IPA Day badge.
We’ll see you folks in Hop Heaven!

Big Tex Decatur throws down with $10 IPA flights
Seven no-joke IPAs plus the grub is gangster!

They say: National IPA day is back this Thursday, August 1 and Big Tex Decatur is celebrating in style. Beer lovers can sip on a selection of six IPAs on draft and even test out a flight of the six IPAs on draft for $10 all day! Featured IPAs include Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest, New Holland Brewing Company Imperial Hatter, Port Brewing Company Mongo Double IPA, Great Divide Brewing Company Titan IPA, 21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free! or Die IPA and Bell's Brewery Two Hearted Ale 
(Big Tex is on 308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, Ga. 30030 404-377-3939
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