Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sierra Beer Camp Takeover is Tonight at T.MAC Prado!

The dirty dozen of some of the U.S.'s most gangster breweries gets poured today starting at 5, ya heard?


This flyer says it all. And if you are an esteemed Chancellor of the T.MAC program, you get even more perks by getting your sip on at 5 p.m., two hours from everyone else! 



Second Self Beer Company Debuts Brews Starting Today!

Leon’s Full Service opens the brew gates at 6 p.m., with ALL of their beers including the Thai Wheat, Red Hop Rye, LIPA IPA, and Saison!


In case you missed my sneak peek of Second Self Beer Company’s brand new brewery based on the Atlanta’s west side a few weeks ago along with an interview with co-owner/brewer Jason Santamaria and biz partner Chris Doyle here, it’s time to be one of the first in the world to sip what all the hype is about! Jay, Chris, and the rest of the Second Self posse know how to throw down when it comes to brewing, so starting with their first official pour at Leon’s Full Service tonight at 6 p.m., it’s on! ALL of their beers will be on tap including the Thai Wheat, Red Hop Rye, LIPA IPA, and Saison, so let’s get to sippin’! If you can’t make it tonight, there are a lot more opportunities listed in the official press release below.


Second Self Beer Company Debuts Flagship Brews

Beer enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the brewery’s unique creations across the city to celebrate Second Self Launch Week

Second Self Beer Company will premier its highly anticipated brews to the public beginning on Tuesday, September 30. The Second Self signature launch ales will be available at various restaurants and pubs across the city.

Beer Architect Jason Santamaria and Alechemist Chris Doyle created their beers with high-quality ingredients and advanced techniques to ensure an exceptional product for consumers. The flavor profile of the brews eloquently showcases the brewers’ great pride in the product and the use of distinctive components that create one-of-a-kind tastes. Second Self’s opening beers include:

Thai Wheat - A spicy American wheat beer as exotic as the country that inspired it. This beer uses both fresh lemongrass and ginger to give it a refreshing aroma and taste, taking drinkers on a trip across the globe. The beer is kept dry, letting the spices stand out on their own, making it a unique experience. This flavorful wheat ale is great for an escape into the Second Self.

Red Hop Rye – Upon first smell of this beer, consumers notice an abundance of hoppy citrus aromas while with your first sip, the spicy rye mixed with hops balanced by a malty backbone from American caramel and honey malts is noticeable. These give the Red Hop Rye its dark red color. This is a great example of an American hybrid of beer, a Red Rye IPA. Red Hop Rye is perfect while relaxing after work or with a dish as bold and flavorful as this beer. 

LIPA - The LIPA (“lahy-puh”) is proof that a robust and aromatic IPA doesn’t need to be a high gravity IPA. A distinctive blend of hops, The LIPA is a smooth IPA that remains light in body and can be consumed all day, making this hoppy summer seasonal great for any occasion.

Saison - No messing around here. This is a traditional saison, using only the finest fresh American ingredients. Second Self brewers took their time making this limited release beer and it speaks for itself. It is everything a saison should be, delicate, dry and flavorful with notes of citrus and pepper. Just like a proper saison, it is good for any occasion, and just about every meal.

With launch week kicking off on Tuesday, September 30, Atlantans will be able to imbibe on Second Self brews at a variety of participating restaurants and bars across the city. The release schedule includes the following dates and locations:  

·         Tuesday, September 30Leon’s Full Service (6 p.m.)

·         Wednesday, October 1Holeman & Finch Public House

·         Friday, October 3Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

·         Tuesday, October 7Ale Yeah-Decatur (4 p.m.), Kimball House (5 p.m.), Marlay House (6 p.m.),Square Pub (7 p.m.), Cypress Street Pint & Plate (7 p.m.), Victory Sandwich Bar (8 p.m.), Brick Store Pub (9 p.m.)

·         Wednesday, October 8Hop City and Octane (5 to 7 p.m.), World of BeerBarrelhouseThe Family DogHand in Hand

·         Thursday, October 9Midway PubArgosyThe Porter Beer Bar (5 p.m.), El Myr,  Atkin’s Park

·         Friday, October 10Kaleidoscope (5 p.m.), Southbound

·         Saturday, October 11Roux on Canton (4 p.m.)

The Second Self launch week itinerary is being updated daily; please visit the website to learn more and stay up-to-date with the celebratory events. Second Self Beer Company is located at 1311 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30318. For more information, call 678.916.8035 or visit the website. Stay in touch with the conversation on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

About Second Self Beer
Launched as a home brewing experience and born out of passion, Beer Architect Jason Santamaria and Alechemist Chris Doyle founded Second Self Beer Company in 2010, on the premise that layers of character and flavor are greater than the sum of their constituent parts. Second Self Beer Company is located at 1311 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30318 and will be open Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and by special appointment, beginning in November 2014. For more information, call 678.916.8035 or visit the website. Stay in touch with the conversation on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.


Monday, September 29, 2014

STK throws down after work for a great cause!

STK Atlanta Hosts a Night of Donating, Dancing and a Specialty “Drink Pink” Bar to Benefit Breast Cancer Research 

Come kick it at the The Global Party on Tuesday, October 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. to help raise funds for breast cancer prevention.

Happy Fall Y’all!

Let’s get this week started! One of Atlanta’s premier dining destinations and lounges for its cherished inhabitants to shake their tail feathers, sip on exotic cocktails, or meet their future spouses is set to host a great way to enjoy your evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, September 3oth, for a good cause. Yep, Midtown’s STK is doing a fundraiser for breast cancer research called the Global Party in affiliation with hospitality company, The ONE Group.
I will definitely be stopping by. I lost my mother to this deadly disease so I will surely support causes like this to prevent others from possibly experiencing the same pain. Besides the flyer above, here is all the information direct from the source below including details of the specialty cocktail served during the event, The STK Strawberry Cobbler, at their "Drink Pink" bar.
See ya tomorrow!
STK Atlanta Hosts a Night of Donating, Dancing and a Specialty “Drink Pink” Bar to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

The Global Party on Tuesday, October 30th from 6 to 8 p.m.

High-energy dining concept, STK, is uniting the world this October by raising funds for breast cancer research. The steakhouse operated by leading lifestyle hospitality company, The ONE Group, has teamed up with The Global Party, a worldwide organization that raises funds to subsidize millions of charities to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. STK will host a one-night-only affair in each of its locations across the globe to raise funds that will benefit breast cancer research organizations.

On Tuesday, September 30th, STK Atlanta will welcome guests for a night of donating, dancing and a specialty “drink pink” bar featuring the STK signature Strawberry Cobbler composed of premium vodka, freshly muddled strawberries and finished with a graham cracker crust. Guests are encouraged to donate upon entry to the VIP cocktail party.

 “I am thrilled to support The Global Party in all of The ONE Group’s STK locations across the globe. In taking part of THE MOVEMENT, we’re celebrating such a powerful charitable initiative and reaching our philanthropic goals,” says Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group.

In addition, during the month of October, all STK locations across the globe will be donating proceeds from their famed Strawberry Cobbler cocktail to breast cancer research so guests can continue to help such a worthy cause all month long. 

To RSVP for The Global Party at STK Atlanta, email vipatlanta@togrp.com

What: The Global Party at STK Atlanta

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: 1075 Peachtree Street, SE Atlanta, Georgia 30309

RSVP: vipatlanta@togrp.com

Connect: Twitter - @STKAtlanta | @TheONEGroupUS
Instagram - @eatSTK
Facebook – Facebook.com/STKATL | /TheONEGroupUS
Hashtags - #STKdrinks4pink #unmiSTKable

STK Atlanta artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern reincarnation of a steakhouse and a chic lounge. The feel is sleek, sexy and refined. As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK features small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fish entrées. STK is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKATL, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta and via Instagram at @eatstk.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Kennesaw Craft Beer Fest is this Saturday!

More than a 100 beers are being poured. The beer list is below. Let’s kick it!

Whaddup Fellow Craft Beer Sippers!

So what are you doing if you are in Atlanta this Saturday? Well if you need a destination, head to the Kennesaw Craft Beer Fest and kick it with one of my favorite reps of Georgia in their hometown—the always extraordinary boundary pushin’ Burnt Hickory—and more than a 100 different brews being poured. Below are all the need-to know details, the website, and ticket prices. Oh, and a shout out goes to one of the individuals responsible for making Georgia the great beer state it is, Mike D!

Where? Depot Park - Downtown Kennesaw
When? Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1pm-6pm
What? 100+ Beers, Live Music, grub, and a whole lot of kickin’ it!
How much? Tickets: $40 advance, $50 day of event
VIP: $70 in advance (No VIP tix will be available on the day of)

*To give you a little extra flavor, here is the beer list, which includes beer ice cream (Ice Cream Bar and Frozen Pints, and whiskey by local distillery Lazy Guy!

The Kennesaw Craft Beer Fest Beer List
Georgia Local Brews
Blue Tarp Bantam Weight Session Ale   4.2%
Blue Tarp  Hopsided IPA Dry Hopped IPA       6.6%
Burnt Hickory BIG SHANTY Graham Cracker Stout       9.0%
Burnt Hickory Ezekiels Wheel Pale Ale         6.5%
Burnt Hickory Cannon Dragger IPA     8.0%
Burnt Hickory Die Kreuzen Imperial Pumpkin Porter  9.0%
Cherry Street Dirty Frenchman Belgian Style Saison           6.2%
Cherry Street Irish Red I Jedeye Irish Red Ale 4.8%
Cherry Street West LA Hopaway IPA West Coast IPA        6.8%
Eagle Creek Grass Roots Lemon Lime Hefe   6.0%
Eagle Creek Spot Tail Light Blonde Ale     4.2%
Eventide Kolsch Kolsch Style Ale       5.3%
Eventide Pale Ale Pale Ale         6.2%
Eventide Stout Stout  4.8%
Jailhouse Slammer Wheat American Wheat Beer        5.0%
Jailhouse Mugshot IPA     6.7%
Jailhouse Misdeameaner Ale  Amber Ale     5.5%
Jailhouse Reprieve French Saison Ale   6.0%
Jekyll Brewing Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPA           6.7%
Jekyll Brewing Merican Amber        5.8%
Monday Night Blind Pirate Double IPA   8.2%
Monday Night Nerd Alert Pseudo Pilsner         5.0%
Monday Night Eye Patch IPA            6.2%
Monday Night Fu Man Brew Belgian-style Wit     5.2%
Monday Night Mac Daddy Porter  5.0%
Monk’s Mead Mead American Mead       12.9%
Orpheus Atalanta Saison            5.5%
Orpheus Serpent Bite (IPA) Saison            7.0%
Orpheus Trans Migration of souls Double IPA   10.0%
Orpheus Calliope Saison            6.5%
Red Brick Hoplanta American IPA           6.2%
Red Brick Dog Days Hefeweizen Style Ale          4.1%
Red Hare Gangway IPA American Style IPA 6.2%
Red Hare Long Day Lager Bohemian Style Lager        5.0%
Red Hare Watership Brown American Brown Ale          7.2%
Red Hare Hassenpfeffer Oktoberfest   5.5%
Reformation Atlas American Style IPA 6.8%
Reformation Cadence Belgian Dubble        6.9%
SweetWater 420 West Coast Style Pale Ale  5.4%
SweetWater IPA     6.3%
SweetWater Blue  4.9%
SweetWater Take Two German Style Pilsner         5.0%
SweetWater Waterkeepers Hefe  Hefeweizen   5.7%
SweetWater Georgia Brown         American Brown Ale          5.0%
Terrapin Golden Ale    American Golden Ale         5.3%
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale  American Pale Ale   5.5%
Terrapin RecreationALE         American Session Ale         4.5%
Terrapin Hopsecutioner         IPA     7.3%
Terrapin Pumpkin       Fruit Ale        5.3%
Three Taverns Night in Brussels     Belgian-style American IPA          7.5%
Three Taverns Single Intent Belgian Style Single            5.0%
Three Taverns White Hops   Belgian-style White IPA    6.5%
Wild Heaven Invocation Belgian-style Golden Ale   8.5%
Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Imperial Brown Ale 8.2%
Yes Face ESB     ESB     5.4%
Yes Face IPA     IPA     6.5%

American Craft Breweries
21st Amendment     Hell or High Watermelon Summer Wheat       4.9%
21st Amendment     Bitter American       Session Ale   4.4%
Abita  Amber            Munich style Lager 4.5%
Abita  Purple Haze  Lager/Wheat/Pilsner         4.2%
Abita  Restoration   Golden Ale    5.2%
Abita  Strawberry    Lager  4.8%
Abita  Pecan Harvest          Nut Brown Ale         4.4%
Abita  Andy Gator   Helles Doppelbock   8.0%
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA   IPA     7.0%
Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale     5.5%
Bell’s  Two-Hearted Ale     American-style IPA 7.0%
Bell’s  Oberon          Wheat Ale     5.8%
Bell’s  Amber            Amber Ale     6.5%
Bell’s  Kalamazoo Stout     Stout  4.7%
Bell’s  Mars Double IPA     Double IPA   8.0%
Blue Moon    Belgian White          Belgian-Style Wheat Ale    5.4%
Blue Moon    Pumpkin       Belgian-Style Wheat Ale    5.2%
Boulevard     Pop up Session         Session IPA   5.7%
Boulevard     Unfiltered Wheat    American Unfiltered Wheat          4.0%
Finch  Wet Hot American Wheat American Wheat     4.8%
Finch  Golden Wing            Blonde Ale    5.0%
Lazy Magnolia          Southern Pecan       Nut Brown Ale         4.4%
Lazy Magnolia          Southern Hospitality          Session IPA   6.0%
Lone Rider    Shotgun Betty          Hefeweizen   5.8%
Lone Rider    Eve      Amber Ale     5.7%
Magic Hat      #9       Not Quite Pale Ale  5.1%
Magic Hat      Dream Machine       India Pale Lager       5.5%
Mother Earth           Weeping Willow Wit           Belgian Wit   5.0%
Mother Earth           Sunny Haze  German Hefeweizen           5.0%
New Belgium            Fat Tire          Amber Ale     5.2%
New Belgium            Snapshot       Unfiltered Wheat    5.0%
New Belgium            Ranger           IPA     6.5%
New Belgium            Tour de Fall  Pale Ale         5.0%
New Holland Paleooza        Michigan Pale Ale   4.4%
New Holland Sundog Amber         American Amber Ale          4.5%
Ommegang   Fleur Du Houblon  Belgian Ale   5.8%
Ommegang   HopHouse     Dry Hopped Pale Ale           6.0%
Oskar Blues  Old Chub       Scottish Strong Ale 8.0%
Oskar Blues  Dales Pale Ale          Pale Ale         6.5%
Oskar Blues  Mama’s Lil Yella Pilsner    European Pilsner     5.3%
RJ Rockers    Son of a Peach          American Wheat Ale          6.0%
RJ Rockers    Witty Twister           White Ale      4.5%
Rogue Dead Guy      German Maibock     6.7%
Rogue Shakespeare  Oatmeal Stout          5.6%
Sam Adams   Boston Lager            American Lager       4.9%
Sam Adams   October Fest American Wheat Ale          5.3%
Sam Adams   Rebel IPA      IPA     6.5%
Sam Adams   Latitude 48 IPA       IPA     5.3%
Sam Adams   Angry Orchard         Cider  5.5%
Sierra Nevada           Pale Ale         Pale Ale         5.6%
Sierra Nevada           Flip Side Red Red Ale          5.0%
Southbound Hoplin IPA    American IPA           6.2%
Southbound Fade to Red   India Red Ale            8.8%
Southbound Scattered Sun           Belgian Wit   5.2%
Southern Tier          2XIPA Double IPA   8.2%
Southern Tier          Farmers Tan Session IPA   4.6%
Starr Hill       Grateful Pale Ale     American Pale Ale   4.7%
Starr Hill       Whiter Shade           Belgian IPA   6.5%
Starr Hill       The Love       German Hefeweizen           4.6%
Stone  IPA     India Pale Ale           6.9%
Straight to Ale          MonkeyNaut IPA     IPA     7.3%
Straight to Ale          Sand Island Lighthouse     Kolsch            5.1%
Victory           Headwaters Pale Ale           American Pale Ale   5.1%
Yuengling      Lager  American Lager       4.5%
Yuengling      Oktoberfest   Fall Seasonal            5.2%
Blue Point     Toasted Lager           Lager  5.5%
Blue Point     Summer Ale Wheat Ale     4.4%
Bud Light      Prince of Beers         American Light Lager        4.2%
Budweiser     King of Beers            American Lager       5.0%
Cranberita                 Beer Margarita         8.0%
Goose Island 312 Pale         Urban Pale Ale         5.4%
Goose Island Endless IPA  IPA     5.4%
Johnny Appleseed   Cider  Cider  4.5%
Limerita                    Beer Margarita         8.0%
Mangorita                 Beer Margarita         8.0%
Shock Top     White Belgian Wit   5.0%
Shock Top     Lemon           Belgian Wit   5.0%
Shock Top     Rasperry        Belgian Wit   5.0%
Shock Top     Apple  Belgian Wit   5.0%
Strawbarita               Beer Margarita         8.0%
Crispin           Original Cider          Cider  5.0%
Kopparberg   Pear    Cider  4.5%
Kopparberg   Strawberry Lime     Cider  4.5%
Monk’s Mead            Mead  American Mead       12.9%
Omission       Lager  Gluten Free Lager   4.6%
Omission       Pale Ale         Gluten Free Pale Ale          5.8%
Red Bridge    Lager  Gluten free lager     4.4%
Woodchuck   Hopsation     Cider/IPA      4.5%
Woodchuck   Pumpkin       Fall Seasonal            6.5%
Woodchuck   Fall Harvest  Fall Seasonal            5.5%
Estancia         Pinot Noir                
Estancia         Pinot Grigio             
Estancia         Sauvignon Blanc                 
Milestone      White Blend            
Milestone      Chardonnay             
Diseno           Red Blend                
BEER ICE CREAM              
The Ice Cream Bar  Mojito Sorbet                      
The Ice Cream Bar  White Russian                    
The Ice Cream Bar  Bourbon Butter Pecan                  
Frozen Pints Vanilla Bock            
Frozen Pints Malted Choc Stout             
Frozen Pints Pumpkin Ale           
Ballast Point Dorado           Double IPA   10.0%
Ballast Point Dead Ringer  Oktoberfest Lager   6.0%
Burnt Hickory          9353   Peach IPA      7.0%
Goose Island Pepe Nero      Dark Farmhouse Ale          6.4%
Goose Island Sofie   Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale       6.5%
Goose Island Lolita Belgian Style Wild Ale        8.7%
Hoppin’ Frog Doris Oatmeal Stout           Stout  8.4%
Hoppin’ Frog Goose Juice  Rye IPA          7.0%
Ilkley  Mary Janes IPA        TransAtlantic IPA   6.0%
New Belgium            Hop the Pond           Double IPA   8.0%
New Belgium            Yuzu Imperial          Imperial Berliner Weisse   8.0%
New Holland Imperial Hatter        Imperial IPA 9.4%
New Holland Dragon’s Milk          Barrel Aged Stout    11.0%
Sam Adams   Fat Jack         Double Pumpkin     8.5%
Sam Adams Barrel Room  New World    Belgian Style Tripel 10.0%
Sam Adams Barrel Room  Stony Brook Red     Flemish Red 9.0%
Sam Adams Barrel Room  Thirteenth Hour     Belgian Style Ale     9.0%
Southern Tier          Pumpking     Pumpkin Ale 8.6%
Southern Tier          Goat Boy       Imperial Weizenbock          7.5%
Stone  18th Anniversary     Golden Brown IPA  8.5%
Stone  Arrogant Bastard     Aggressive Ale          7.2%
Stone  Unapologetic IPA     Double IPA   8.8%
Three Taverns          Quasimodo   Belgian-Style Quadrupel    10.0%
Victory           Golden Monkey       Belgian-style Tripel 9.5%
Victory           Wild Devil IPA         India Pale Ale           6.7%
Wild Heaven Invocation     Belgian-style Golden Ale   8.5%
Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy            Imperial Brown Ale 8.2%
(VIP only)                            
Lazy Guy       Threesome Whiskey                      
Lazy Guy       Cold Heart               
Lazy Guy       The General             
Lazy Guy          Kennesaw Lightning



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beer Dinner Alert: Illinois’ Wild Monk and BrickStone throw down!

Taps at Wild Monk Gastropub.
 Six Courses + Six Beers on September 30 in
 LaGrange, Illinois!

Since I have beer sippin' homies throughout the country, I had to show love to the Wild Monk Gastropub and BrickStone Brewery in Illinois, who plan on bringing in the fall one sip and bite at a time. This six-course, six-brew dinner is going down on September 30 at 6:30 at Wild Monk, so if you happen to be near LaGrange, Illinois (not Georgia), you might not want to miss this one. I mean come on, peep the menu. (Especially the Dark Secret imperial stout pairing!) 


The official release says:

Wild Monk & BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
“Early Harvest Beer Dinner” - September 30

Wild Monk - - the lively gastropub sibling of award-winning prasino LaGrange - - is celebrating the arrival of fall by hosting an Early Harvest Beer Dinner with BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Wild Monk in LaGrange, IL.

Wild Monk Executive Chef, Franke Vasquez, teams up with BrickStone BrewMaster, Tommy Vasilakis, to create a six-course menu of gastropub fare matched with six of BrickStone’s signature brews, including its new seasonal Midnight Pumpkin Ale made with light caramel malts, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla beans, and pounds of real pumpkin.  Menu highlights include:

Brickstone APA – American Pale Ale (named “Best Beer” at the 2014 American Beer Classic)

First Course
House Made Beer Sausage Amuse Bouche
Beer: Brickstone Belgo APA

Second Course 
Gigante Beans with Boquerones (White Anchovies)  
Beer: Brickstone APA 

Third Course
Seared Scallop with Leechy Gazpacho
Beer: Brickstone Hazzy After 5

Indian Melon Sorbet with Pumpkin
Beer: Brickstone Pumpkin Ale 

Fifth Course 
Seared Duck Breast / Cherry Reduction / Seasonal Mushrooms / Quinoa 
Beer: Brickstone Dark Secret Imperial Stout

Sixth Course 
Cherry Jubilee / Lemon & Thyme Scone 
Beer: Brickstone Dark Secret Infused with Bourbon Soaked Madagascar Vanilla Beans & Cherries

Reception begins at 6:30pm. Price is $50 per person (excluding tax & gratuity). For more information, kindly phone (708) 255-2337 or visit http://www.wildmonkbar.com/.

About Wild Monk
Owned by the Maglaris family (which also owns prasino in LaGrange), Wild Monk debuted in December 2011 as the first gastropub in LaGrange, IL. 

Since opening its doors in December 2011, Wild Monk has won over beer lovers, and now it re-focuses to highlight their food service. The items on the menu steer away from standard bar food, with Chef Francisco Vazquez inspiring a new menu based on craft food. This means food that is made completely in house from raw ingredients. From cheese, sauces, cooked meats, that are all made in house as well as our condiments used in the kitchen, such as tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun salt, chili powder, and mustard all made using beers. For more information, visit www.wildmonk.com.

About BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery opened as a small-town brewery in 2006 in Bourbonnais, IL., using a tiny, 5 barrel brewing system. By 2008, its hand-crafted microbrews - featuring the finest hops and malts - had gained such popularity that BrickStone expanded to a state-of-the-art Newlands Brewhouse with a capacity of 25 BBL brews. 

Today, BrickStone is best known for its diverse selection of award-winning craft beers, including its 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal and 2012 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winning BrickStone APA and 2013 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winning Belgo-APA. 

In fall 2014, BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery will further expand by adding a separate, fully-automated 50 BBL Brewhouse and release a Blood Orange Hefeweizen and Robust Porter, among other unique brews. For more information, visit http://www.brickstonebrewery.com/.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Tongue & Groove is celebrating their 20th by poppin' bottles!

Tongue & Groove is gettin' it in with Grey GooseGosling’s Black Seal Rum, and Moet!
What’s up?!

After a great weekend in the ATL, I am getting back in the swing of things. My company, AllWays Open Creative, threw down for our annual Latin ConTEMPOrary Night in Loews Atlanta Hotel on Friday and it was off the chain! Besides the upcoming video of the entire production, here is a clip on my Instagram to let you know how we got down!

Well to keep the party going, one of Atlanta’s most prominent and successful nightclubs—Tongue & Groove—is celebrating their 20th anniversary in grand fashion. [Main St NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; (404) 261-2325]
After reading some of the many ways they are celebrating, I thought partygoers would be interested in their VIP experience and nightly bottle service they are promoting leading up to their official birthday on November 20th.

Tongue & Groove says…

Tongue & Groove's Ultimate VIP Experience
While it’s no secret that the service is what sets Tongue & Groove’s VIP experience apart from the rest, we are always looking for new ways to satisfy! We present to you our latest line up of party packages full of little extras just for you!

Martini Genie: whether you like your martini dirty, straight up, or with a twist, we have everything you need to drink like James Bond or Frank Sinatra at your VIP table!
2 bottles of Grey Goose
Blue cheese stuffed olives
Small carafe of olive juice
Chilled martini glassware
Lemon and lime twists

A Dark, Stormy Night in Moscow: Why sacrifice real cocktails to sit in VIP? Not at Tongue & Groove! This package sets you up to make your choice of Dark ‘n’ Stormy or Moscow Mule cocktails right at your table!  
1 Bottle of Grey Goose
1 Bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
12 ginger beer
Half limes
Copper mugs for Mules

Ice, Ice, Baby: Moet understands that you don’t have to be celebrating to drink champagne, so they created Moet Ice! Served over ice in anything but a flute, Moet Ice has the feel of a cocktail and the giddy buzz of champagne! We feel this calls for a celebration! The champagne party awaits!
2 Bottles Moet Ice
Moet Ice Goblets
Fresh Fruit Platter including lemons, limes, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries

*Prices listed are a subtotal before taxes and gratuity
Packages require advance reservation. Contact Cortney at cortneyjfoster@gmail.com to make reservations.


Stay tuned as I provide some updated brew news, a few interviews, hot pictures, and soon, my automotive reviews since this is, well, Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’. 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Come to Latin ConTEMPOrary Night at Loews Hotel this Friday!

Art! Drinks! Music! Dance! Bites! 


So I just got back from Ithaca. New York and had a blast in the entire weekend! Now it's Atlanta and I am hitting the ground running in preparation for the second installment of the Latin ConTEMPOrary art show and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month hosted by my creative agency AllWays Open and Loews Atlanta Hotel starting at 9 p.m. 
Park at the lot across the street (south of Loews) or in the RiRa lot on Crescent (west of Loews) which is also across the street. If you want to be super crafty, maybe take the Marta into Midtown. There is the Midtown Music Fest going on that night too. Atlanta is going to be popping! Last year's was crazy as hundreds danced and partied the night away throughout Loews' grandiose lobby and bar eleven area. See last year's video here (Latin ConTEMPOrary One).
By the way, the art show is featuring Alexi Torres whose clients include Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith as seen in their house here during a David Blaine episode: http://www.alexitorres.com/P-Videos.htmOprah Winfrey Elton John, and others!

It's going to be nuts! Read teh flyers for the rest of the highlights going on throughout the evening. 
Oh, and here is a tip: Get there right at 9 so that you can get some of the complementary bites being served as well as see the live band perform for a whole hour! 

See you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’: Operation Ithaca, New York

I am in my birthplace and I am pumped!

I just drove into the city where I was born and revisited to attend Cornell University after a ten-year hiatus. As expected, all my childhood bros and family are ready to welcome me with open arms! 
And on the beer tip, I have fellow New York native Southern Tier Brewing Company based right up the street a bit (okay, four hours but…) doing an event with me on Friday from 5 to 7 at the hottest beer bar in Ithaca co-owned by—get this—my teammates in little league when I lived here, Jed Ashton and Elliot Martin! It’s called Northstar and I am psyched! The flyer for it is above and it's logo is to the left. Come through if you are in town!
Of course, I need to hit up Ithaca Beer Co. on Saturday, and then its reminisce lane (G.I.A.C.) including Big Red Country… Let’s do it! 
I am taking a gang of pictures and listing the best spots to eat and sip (Bandwagon) when you come here, so be ready.
I love you Ithaca!


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