Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Here is the video from the Piano Keys pouring at Argosy in ATL!

Evidently, this celebration pouring my Piano Keys Imperial Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Stout collaboration with New Belgium, and fellow brewing friends Crowns & Hops, Hopstix, Down Home, Khonso, and Arches at the Argosy on March 21st, was LIT! 
Thanks for everyone for coming through! A special thanks goes to Crowns for hosting this with me. 

It's Hip-Hop Trivia's Anniversary!

If you know your hip hop, 
come prove it this Friday at Aisle 5!

Monday, May 13, 2019

The very last of my Piano Keys Imperial Stout gets poured on Tuesday, May 14th!

It's going to be at City Tap in 
Midtown ATL from 4:30 to 6:30. 
Come through!

New Belgium execs and special guests will be in attendance. Come show them how ATL's beer scene is one of the best and most diverse in the nation.
I appreciate y'all! 
Ale


Friday, May 10, 2019

Dope Mother's Day Eats in ATL!


STK is one of the delicious destinations to consider. 
Photo by CWPR

Here are some mouthwatering options for all the mothers out there!

I want to wish all the mamas who deserve to be pampered and treated to a meal or three at one of Atlanta’s many restaurants this Mother’s Day weekend. These listings come direct from the sources. Book your reservations fast!
I miss you, Brenda.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
Ale
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Celebrate Mother’s Day With Brunch at STK Atlanta, 10:30 a.m. 
Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional, signature and seasonal offerings, STK Atlanta is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special brunch for all ages on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, the acclaimed Midtown steak and seafood house will be treating guests to a chef-driven Mothers Day Brunch Buffet featuring sweet and savory brunch essentials, a raw bar, a carving station and a "dessert playground”.  A live DJ along with classic mimosas, a mimosa bar, Bloody Marys and classic brunch cocktails will only add to the experience. STK’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffett with be available for $79 per person and $22 per child, plus tax and gratuity.  STK’s full dinner menu will be available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or to make reservation, visit https://stksteakhouse.com/venues/atlanta or call 404-793-0144.  STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. For more information or to make reservation, visit https://stksteakhouse.com/venues/atlanta or call 404-793-0144.  STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development.


Atlas Offers Complimentary Bubbly and a Rose for Moms 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an unforgettable dinner at Atlas. Moms will be treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly, a single stemmed rose and are invited to enjoy a spectacular three-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person created just for the occasion by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman and Pasty Chef Christian Castillo. 
The full chef-driven dinner menu, which changes daily, will also be available.  Guests are also invited to view the restaurant’s acclaimed art installation featuring 30 pieces from esteemed artists including Foujita, Monet, Chagall, Modigliani and Soutine.  Located within the St. Regis Atlanta, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences.  With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, this chef-driven restaurant brings unparalleled culinary experiences to the capital of the South. 
For more information or to make a reservation, visit atlasrestaurant.com.  Atlas is located at the St. Regis Atlanta at 88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.  


Treat Mom to Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas at Dantanna’s 
With two convenient locations, Buckhead and Downtown, Dantanna’s is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day with a curated brunch menu and, of course, lots of bubbles.  On Sunday, May 12, 2019, moms are invited to enjoy a brunch menu created just for Mother’s Day by Dantanna’s very own Chef Monique Barrow. As if that wasn’t enough, moms can also take take advantage of bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Buckhead location and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Downtown location, while enjoying a delectable brunch. The Buckhead location will also have its full brunch menu available, which includes favorites like: Monkey Bread; Cured Salmon-Avocado Toast; Eggs Dantannas Style;  Crab Cakes Benedict; and much more. The expansive wine, beer and cocktail menu will also be available at both locations. Dantannas Buckhead is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. Dantannas Downtown is located at1 CNN Center #269, Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873 for Dantanna’s Buckhead and 404.522.8873 for Dantanna’s Downtown.


Celebrate Mom During a Special Brunch at The Brasserie at PARISH
One of the top brunch destinations in Atlanta that is conveniently located in Inman Park right on the BeltLine, The Brasserie at PARISH is getting an early start on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th. Featuring a mouthwatering menu, brunch lovers can celebrate Mom from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and take advantage of a complimentary photo booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where they can print off photos and add them to their favorite social media sites. With inspired familiar American food, an inventive beverage program, and warm hospitality, PARISH will also be serving a Mother’s Day dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 404.681.4434 or visit parishatl.com. Parish is located on the Atlanta Beltline at N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307 and boasts a dog-friendly patio.. Stay connected on Twitter at @parishATL and Instagram at @ParishInmanPark and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/ParishFood-and-GoodsInman-Park.  


TWO urban licks Will Serve a Fiery Mother’s Day Brunch
TWO urban licks is serving up a special brunch just for Mom this Mother’s Day featuring live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  While enjoying acclaimed Executive Che Michael Bertozzi’s fiery brunch and lunch creations including traditional favorites and signature items, guests can take advantage of a complimentary photo booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where they can print off photos and add them to their favorite social media sites. Those looking for a later celebration can celebrate Mom with a delicious dinner between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. TWO urban licks is conveniently on the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward and boasts a completely renovated patio just in time for spring. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. Two Urban Licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.


Experience Bully Boy's Eastern Seaboard Fare for Lunch and Dinner on Mother’s Day
Making a splash in Atlanta's dining scene, Bully Boy, will be open special hours from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in honor of Mother’s Day. Featuring an array of Eastern seaboard fare created by Executive Chef Michael Bertozzi, moms and their hungry guests can dive into Virginia Oyster Sliders, BBQ Georgia White Shrimp, Main Jonah Crab Roll and much more. Imbibers looking to toast to the holiday can sip on a nostalgic cocktails, local and coastal craft brews and full-bodied wines. To make a reservation, visit, www.bullyboyatl.com, or call 678-904-5607. Located at 828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 the beltline restaurant opens for dinner at 5 pm every day.


Enjoy a Special Mother’s Day Brunch at The Shed at Glenwood, 10 a.m.
The Shed at Glenwood, the popular neighborhood brunch and dinner destination nestled in cozy Glenwood Park and Grant Park, is hosting an expansive Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet created by Executive Chef Quintles Swain on May 12th, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Known for its intimate atmosphere, friendly service and seasonal offerings, adults and kids alike can enjoy an array of brunch traditional brunch favorites and signature items from assorted pastries to shrimp & grits, biscuits and gray, and much more.  The Shed’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet is available for $35 for adults and $15 for kids. For more information, visit www.theshedatglenwood.com or call 404.835.4363. The Shed at Glenwood is located at 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.  


Celebrate Mother’s Day During Park Tavern’s Annual Brunch, 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Sunday May 12, 2019, Park Tavern will once again host an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch on its expansive patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park. One of its most popular annual events, guests are invited to celebrate Mom while enjoying an exuberant buffet boasting interactive stations including a Biscuit Bar serving flaky buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken, chef-attended omelet and carving stations, and a French toast and Belgian waffle station with the works.  Brunch goers will also be treated to a mouthwatering buffet featuring Eggs Benedict with candied bacon, blackened salmon over warm quinoa salad, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage, garlic green beans, asparagus salad with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, pastries, a dessert bar, and more.  New to this year, imbibers can enjoy endless champagne, mimosa and rosé wine offerings from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. during Park Tavern’s Mother’s Day Brunch Bubbles experience for $54.95.  
General Admission is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 7 to 12, and kids 6 and under are free.  To make reservations and purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404-249-0001. 


Fúdo Offers Moms Complimentary Sparkling Rosé
On Sunday, May 12, 2019, Fúdo, is inviting moms to toast to a special Mother’s Day in the heart of Downtown Chambee with a complimentary glass of sparking rosé. Hungry moms, friends and family are also invited to nosh on artfully presented sushi and sharable plate selections of authentic Japanese cuisine, such as Spicy Mega Tune Roll, Over The RainBow Roll, Pan Seared Dumplings, Shumai, Edamame and much more. To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.fudoatl.com or call 678.691.7088. Fúdo is located at 5070 Peachtree Blvd Suite A100 Chamblee, GA 30341. 


Brunch the Day Away in Winder at Bistro Off Broad This Mother’s Day
Brunch lovers are invited to take a day trip with mom to Bistro Off Broad, a chef-driven dining destination located in historic downtown Winder, Georgia, on Sunday, May 12th for a mouthwatering and locally-sourced Mother’s Day brunch created by Executive Chef Alex Friedman. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., diners can nosh on Buttermilk Malted Waffles, French Toast, Biscuits & Gravy, La Boucherie and Eggs and much more. Moms looking to add bubbles to their Mother’s Day plans can sip on bottomless mimosas and bellinis, along with bottomless Bloody Marys. Reservations are encouraged. Bistro Off Broad is located at 16 E Candler St, Winder, GA 30680. For more information, visit http://www.bistrooffbroad.com.


Portico Global Cuisine
Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Taking the family out for Mother's Day Brunch is a gift for everyone. You do something nice for you mom (check!) and you do something nice for yourself (check and check!). And there's no better place to enjoy it than Portico at Le Meridien where you can enjoy a cold seafood bar, carving station, yummy entrees and dessert, live jazz plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary station and bottomless Mimosas. Portico at Le Meridien is located at 111 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30346. For more information, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atllm-le-meridien-atlanta-perimeter/.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It's another episode of Cruisin' For A Brewsin'!


Cheers Y'all!
I love this ongoing Cruisin' For A Brewsin' series where I produce videos with some very talented team members of my AllWays Open Creative team to bring you with me during my travels, and this one is definitely a standout! This time, I am taking you to an extra gangster brew spot called Local Vine in northwest Atlanta right off Cobb Parkway. My homies got me a gift card, I went by, and spent at least an hour looking for liquid goodness!
Anyway, here are some of my favorite moments. The address and contact info is below.
Enjoy the show!
Ale

Creature Comforts plans to go hard celebrating 5 years!


(Peep the old school are when Creature first came out.)
On April 13, it's about to be on at the brewery in Athens! 
Yo!
It’s no mystery that I regard Creature Comforts as one of the best breweries in the nation, and now with officially five years under their belt, I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone this Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 11 p.m. (VIP starts at 11 a.m.) Here is the link for more info, plus the official press release is below along with the gangster beer list. 
See y’all there!
Ale

Creature Comforts To Release Limited Offering Five Year Anniversary Ale
The brewery will celebrate its Five Year Anniversary this April with special beer offerings, live music, and more!

In preparation of its Five Year Anniversary celebration, Creature Comforts Brewing Company announced the release a limited offering, Five Year Anniversary Ale. The beer will be available, along with a variety of special offerings, on April 13 at the brewery’s Five Year Anniversary celebration. The Five Year Anniversary Ale is a blended strong ale from the brewery’s whiskey barrel cellar. The average age of the blend is 23 months in whiskey barrels. The beer is 12.8-percent ABV and will be available in 750-mL bottles. Additional limited offerings that will be available at the Anniversary celebration include Existence [2019], Concurrence Blend No. 001, Duende, Athena Tiki (Painkiller), and more. [I posted more below.]
Creature Comforts will celebrate its Five Year Anniversary on April 13 in its tasting room in downtown Athens. The event will feature a special beer list, live music, and an open-air market. The brewery will host a ticketed VIP session from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and general admission from 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
“The last five years have been an unbelievable journey," said CEO Chris Herron. "We’re immensely grateful for the support from our incredible community over the years, and to have the opportunity to continue pursuing our passion."
The Five Year Anniversary Ale will be available onsite at the brewery on April 13 for the celebration. For more information on Creature Comforts Brewing Company, visit www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com.

Peep the running beer list:
5 Year Anniversary Ale
Existence
Tritonia with cucumber & lime
Tritonia with pineapple and lemon
Koko Buni
Double Koko Buni
Cosmik Debris
Arcadiana
Dayspring
Booger Hill
Athens to Athens Grist to Grist
Double Dry-Hopped Tropicalia
Booger Hill
Cellarman's Spirit
The Curiosity Bar
Athena Paradiso with tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry
Athena Paradiso with passion fruit & guava
Subtle Alchemy 1, 2, 3
Common Things
Fauxjolais
River Ridge Black
Transmission
Mutualism
And More!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The 24th annual Classic City Brew Fest is going to be nuts!



Here is what’s being poured on 
Sunday, April 7th in Athens, GA!

Yo, this year's Classic City Brew Fest on April 7th will have not only some of the dopest draft beer to pour, but also more than 50 exclusive cask ales made just for this event, select bottles of whales popped each half hour, and some live bands jamming! 
Peep the gangster one-off roster below. To add, it’s all indoors so weather can’t hate. This is truly one of my favorite festivals to hit up every year, so come see why. It will be:
Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Athens Cotton Press
149 Oneta Street
Athens, Georgia
For extra karma points, proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. Go HERE for tickets.
And now for the list of casks…

Check out our exciting line-up of exclusive, one-off cask ales for Classic City Brew Fest on April 7...

Akademia Brewing On The Pull is a low-gravity, sessionable English mild ale with a twist from additions of lactose and vanilla beans. Expect notes of dark malt, mild fruity esters, light bittering hops, and nuances of creamy sweetness backed by appealing vanilla.
Alcovy Brewing Patio Beer. Our 4.5% ABV patersbier is modeled after the beer that Trappist monks are rumored to brew for themselves. With notes of clove, peppercorns, mace, and cinnamon, this spicy Belgian-style "single ale" is approachable, complex, and quite refreshing.
Arches Brewing Equilibrium Pale Ale - An American pale ale with a grain bill designed to provide a moderate body and excellent head retention. Well bittered with Cascade and Chinook that give notes of grapefruit and spice, this cask was dry-hopped with El Dorado, Cascade, and Comet for a citrus and pine aroma.
Athentic Brewing My Naughty Little Pet is a 9.1% ABV Wee Heavy Scottish ale produced with the historic Edinburgh yeast strain. This exclusive cask has been aging with oak spirals and cocoa nibs. Also check out our draft version of the same beer next to the Akademia booth. A collaboration done at Akademia. 
Atlanta Brewing Conjuring Cultures with Grapefruit is a mixed fermentation farmhouse ale. Imagine a saison fermented in aromatic bourbon barrels with Belgian ale yeast and two funky Brettanomyces strains.
BeeCraft Sweet Mother of Pearls is our nationally-awarded blueberry, blackberry, and black currant Dark Pearls mead sweetened with North Georgia wildflower honey and aged in the cask with Ceylon and Saigon cinnamon sticks. 13.8% ABV.
BlueTarp Brewing Purple People Eater is a barrel-aged American sour ale with dragon fruit. This 6.2% ABV ale offers interesting tart notes from the fermentation character, while the dragon fruit provides hints of kiwi and pear complexity.
Burnt Hickory Snickers Stout. AKA Snicky Snicks, this rich, dessert stout is named in honor of our beloved taproom guy Snickers. At 10% ABV, this is a malty, boozy "candy bar" in a glass!
Cannon Brew Pub Chocolate Cherry Red Jacket. Red Jacket has been our flagship beer at Cannon for 20 years. It's a malty amber ale with notes of caramel. For this cask, we've added cacao nibs and maraschino cherries.
Carolina Bauernhaus Plum Gold is our golden sour ale aged on a blend of locally sourced, dried plums. A Mosaic dry-hop was added to this unique cask for a layer of berry medley, citrus, and stone fruit notes.
Cherry Street The Lost Boyz - A 6% ABV sour blonde ale fermented with boysenberries and cranberries. Vanilla beans and blueberries were also added to this special cask for an added layer of mouth-watering flavors.
Chops & Hops / Southern Brewing Collaboration BAM That's Hazy is a juicy, hazy, IPA with Mandarina Bavaria and Simcoe hops with added complexity from additions of blackberry, apricot, and mango.
Coastal Empire Clouds of Pineapple Milkshake IPA is brewed with generous amounts of oats, wheat, milk sugar, and pineapple. All hops were added post-boil, with Citra and Azacca making up the fragrant dry-hops. Aged on Madagascar vanilla, this special cask will be like creamy pineapple soft serve in a glass.
Creature Comforts Lemon Verbena DaySpring. Our cask is a version of our award-winning grisette Belgian-style session ale with local wheat and locally grown lemon verbena.
Dry County Kope Niu Old 41. We took our gold medal winning oatmeal stout and conditioned it with Kona coffee, coconut flakes and a dash of vanilla caviar for a Hawaiian take on our favorite stout.
Eagle Creek Blueberry Ascension of the Kaiju. Kaiju means "strange creature" in Japanese. That's exactly what we created in this satisfying, 4.5% ABV pilsner-type brew with light green tea, ginger, and a pile of blueberries added to the cask.
Etowah Meadery Hopped Up OMG is made with Georgia honey, mountain water, mangos, guava and Amarillo dry-hops. One sip of this tasty mead would make Athena start hopping around saying "OMG!"
Eventide Kattegat Baltic Porter was cask-conditioned with dark brown sugar, and the residual sweetness accentuates the vinous and chocolate flavors of the beer, while the fine, soft carbonation delivered by cask-conditioning presents a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel and taste profile.
Firewater Brewing Super Dry-Hopped Hop Chief. We dry-hopped this brew three times with Citra and Mosaic on top of an already juicy, citrusy, and slightly hazy IPA. Truly the chief of hops, this cask offers massive citrus and floral notes from extra additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Eureka hops.
Fyne Ales Sublime Stout (Scotland, UK) - A dark, deep ruby red stout with aromas of roasted malt and a hint of licorice. Mellow sweetness and a malty fruitiness are followed by a smooth, dry finish. Sublime Stout gets hopped four times, including dry-hopping in the cask.
Fyne Ales Superior IPA (Scotland, UK) is 7.1% ABV with Citra and Cascade hops backed by aromas of apricot and peach. Flavors of tropical and stone fruits lead to a pleasant, bittersweet finish. Superior IPA is generously hopped at four points of the brewing process, including dry-hopping in the cask.
Gate City Sweet Heat OTP is our 8% ABV double IPA with loads of mango, hot chilies, and a dash of lime. The flavor starts with sweet mango goodness, then the heat slowly creeps in, warming you from the inside out. It's like sitting in a hot tub with your soulmate.
Good Word Brewing Rocksteady English Mild. This 3.4% ABV classic UK-style ale offers elegant notes of toffee, leather, mild fruit, and malt complexity. It's easy on the alcohol, yet loaded with flavor. Number One of the bad guy English beer duo.
Hi-Wire Brewing Hop Circus Berzerkus. We took our fruity, juicy Hop Circus series and crushed it with 4.5 pounds per barrel of Azacca dry-hops. Expect huge tropical fruit notes and a smooth body from the flaked oats and flaked wheat.
Ironmonger Brewing Stop! Mango-Guava Timeis a mango/guava Belgian-style wheat beer adapted from our staple witbier, Too Legit To Wit. With additions of fresh mango and guava, this 4.9% ABV cask is bursting with succulent tropical flavors.
Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout with Mint. Roasted malt and coffee flavors build the foundation of this creamy sweet stout. The addition of mint will remind you that it's time to order Thin Mints from your neighbor's daughter.
Left Nut Brewing Cruisin' for a Blusin'. Our inspiration for this cask came from a beer and cupcake pairing. The cask is Hooch Shootin' NE IPA fruited with blueberries and lemon. Expect juicy hops, with a sweet and sour kick from the fruit. Let them have cake!
Lincoln Fill Station / Cherry Street Collaboration Triple Chocolate Chunk is our 12% Russian imperial stout aged in a Belle Meade Bourbon barrel. Three types of chocolate and toasted coconut were added to this extraordinary cask.
Lonerider Brewing Addie's Revenge with Tropical Fruit. Addie has taken a wild ride in her search for revenge. Lonerider's limited Citra and Amarillo IPA has picked up three intriguing fruit additions for this one-off cask: orange zest, mango, and watermelon.
Macon Beer Company Cherry Chocolate Milkshake Ale. We took a cherry rye ale and blended lactose, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans, creating a cherry chocolate milkshake ale with an additional fresh cherry puree.
Max Lager's Southern Passion Hopsplosion. Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Azacca were added at the last minute to give this IPA a luscious tropical character bursting with notes of pineapple, mango, orange, and guava. This cask also contains a dose of Southern Passion hops from South Africa. 7.5% ABV.
Monday Night Dark Dessert Matter is thick, roasty, and toasty with chocolate and coffee notes. We decided to play into these elements by adding locally-roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee, Ghirardelli chocolate, and toasted coconut to the cask. At 12% ABV, this truly is a stout to savor with dessert.
Moon River Double Dry-Hopped Cosmic Terror Pale Ale with passion fruit. From the outer reaches comes a juicy, 5.9% ABV, hypnotic pale ale, thrumming with forbidden knowledge of ancient gods. The dark ritual involves untold quantities of Galaxy and Mosaic hops, performed twice for good measure, accompanied by the flesh sacrifice of the otherworldly passion fruit. Seriously, have you ever seen the inside of a passion fruit? Google it.
New Realm Reserve Belgian Tripel with Sabro dry-hops and oak chips. We dry-hopped this classic Belgian-style tripel with the new Sabro hop variety that adds coconut and fruity flavors, and then steeped it on bourbon-soaked oak chips. 10% ABV.
Oconee Brewing Dukes & Bell's Hey Man Watermelon & Lime Blonde Ale. This 5% ABV golden ale is brewed in collaboration with 92.9 The Game Atlanta Sports Radio. Watermelon and lime were added, creating a refreshing and crushable springtime beer that's fruity but not over the top.
Orpheus Native Funk 1 is our one-year Méthode Traditionnelle from a single barrel. Brewed with a turbid mash and aged hops, then cooled and wildly inoculated in our coolships before spontaneously fermenting in barrels for a year, this soft ale offers mild acidity with notes of lemon, cheese, white grapes, and a hint of barnyard.
Oskar Blues Double Dry-Hopped Can O'Bliss Tropical. "Trop it like it's hot… and hazy!" It's a paradise of pineapple, mango, and citrus topped off with a mix of Idaho 7, Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Azacca hops. For this cask, we added an additional, generous charge of Strata hops to lend dank, passion fruit notes.
Pontoon Brewing Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie Porter is a 6.5% porter brewed with molasses, then aged on pecans. This one-of-a-kind, flavorful cask also contains cacao and maple syrup.
Queenswood Pub Glitteris is an American farmhouse sour ale with funk and flavor from yeast, bacteria, passion fruit and lychee. The dark purple color comes from the butterfly pea flower Clitoria ternatae that's said to provide antioxidants and slow down premature aging. And, of course, glitter was added. Sparkle on!
Red Hare Real Passion. Fresh passion fruit complements this northwest Atlanta version of an English IPA that crossed the pond only to find it prefers the States and wants to be a fruit-forward, new school, American IPA on tour with all its fancy new friends. 
Reformation Maple-Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout. Expect complex, deep aromas and flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, espresso, and caramelized sugars in this rich, potent dark ale.
Scofflaw Brewing Sucker Punch IPA. This flavorful cask was dry-hopped with Citra and conditioned on mangos and peaches for an explosive profile of citrus and stone fruit intensity.
Second Self Jalisco Night is our guava Berliner weisse with fresh blueberries for added tartness and red jalapeño peppers for a spark of heat. 4.6% ABV.
Service Brewing Armistice IPA brewed with the crop year 2018 Veteran’s Blend of hops and pink guava. Ekuanot, Mosaic, Cashmere, Simcoe, and Centennial hops make this 6.9% ABV, heavily dry-hopped IPA extremely aromatic and juicy, and the addition of pink guava elevates the melon and papaya notes.
Southern Brewing Company Cuchulainn Irish-Style Red Alecomes in at 5% ABV and provides wonderful notes of caramel, bread crust, and light bittering hops for a southern take on a classic style from the Emerald Isle. Made with small-batch Irish malts.
SweetWater Brewing cask TBA.
Terrapin Mr. Krunkles. Pull the crumbs out of your mustache for a sip of our Mr. Krunkles cask. This straight-up IPA was inspired by the most famous IPA brewer who ever lived… Krunkles! Packed with Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic and Zythos hops for over-the-top juiciness.
Three Taverns Krispy Kreme Milk Stout is an 8% ABV imperial milk stout with added sweetness and complexity from Krispy Kreme doughnuts. No need to watch for the hot doughnut sign, just make sure the tap is flowing!
Torched Hop Outta Control - This double IPA was brewed with the best Australian and New Zealand hops available. Massive notes of mango, peach, passion fruit and citrus jump out of the glass.
Twain's British Golden Ale was brewed with 75% Maris Otter malt, 25% Golden Promise malt and rare UK Jester hops, and the style could be considered a UK interpretation of an American Pale Ale. The malt is clean but has substance, the hops are fruity/earthy and in balance with the malt, and the English yeast produces mild fruity esters. 5.4% ABV.
Variant Brewing Imperial Raspberry Lemon Gose is a 10.5% ABV tart, salty ale with an extra dose of raspberries and lemon zest in this exclusive cask.
Wicked Weed Persistence is an amber sour ale with Montmorency cherries. The brew was aged in wooden foeders for two months and then transferred to red wine barrels for an additional six months to complete its aging and produce layers of complexity.
Wild Heaven Double Oaked Eschaton Belgian Quad is a big, malty beer reminiscent of a rich red wine with a drier finish than you'd expect from 10.5% ABV. This Belgian strong dark ale abounds with dark fruit and pit fruit flavors, and the vanilla notes from the oak add delightful complexity.
Wild Leap Bourbon Blackberry Creme Brûlée Stout. This is a single barrel Ventured Oatmeal Chocolate Stout aged for a full year in a Jim Beam barrel with blackberries, lactose, and vanilla.
Wrecking Bar Vanilla Siberius Maximus Russian Imperial Stout. Our popular high-gravity stout with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses, and dark fruit. This special cask was conditioned on Tahitian vanilla beans for a decadent finish.

Holler!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

More Piano Keys pourings are happening!


Yo, yo!!!!
My collabo with New Belgium Brewing is pouring again tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at the all-new Hop City at the base of Boxcar ATL in the West End. Come through and treat yourself for a hard working day.
I will also be pouring at the New Belgium brewing headquarters this Saturday at 1:30 and then at Krog Street Market's Hop City location at 5:00 next Friday, April 5th. That will be paired with Xocolatl's chocolate!
Get you some and thanks for the support!
Ale

Friday, March 1, 2019

Yo! It’s 's 2019 USAToday 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Beer!


Make sure y’all vote for your favorite nominees daily!
Cheers Homies!
I am happily one of the USAToday 10Best expert panelists who submit our favorite beer destinations, labels, tours and all kinds of other dope category fillers every year, and 2019 has quite an interesting list! 
Make sure you click on each category below and vote for your fave of the bunch. Of course, there are always going to be some left out that you would love to see nominated; hell, I almost cried not seeing Atlanta for Best Beer Scene since I live here and believe different, but hey, what can you do but acknowledge the great ones that made the cut? There's no wrong answer as far as I'm concerned. It's all for the love of craft beer, right? Ultimately, it's awesome that such a major platform like USAToday is providing the exposure, so get in where you fit in!
Here are the categories:
And with that, congrats to everyone who is a part of this prestigious list and an extra shout out to the other experts I was blessed to be in the company of, and Lydia Schrandt for making it all happen. 
Now get to votin’!
Best!
Ale

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The next pouring of Piano Keys will be at The Porter!

Now it's the Porter Beer Bar's turn!
This is my Instagram post announcing this and the love I have received. 
Hey Y'all!
Come through the world-famous Porter Beer Bar tonight starting at 6 p.m. for the first pour of my Piano Keys Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Imperial Stout collaboration with New Belgium! The first pouring last Thursday was at the Brick Store and that was an absolute blast as you can see here! Two sixtels tapped out in only one day and received some truly appreciated praise from everyone! And like I said, there are more venues pouring this joint that me and New Belgium are purposely spacing out to make sure everyone has an opportunity to try it throughout ATL. Well the next one is going to be at a spot I have a long history with, The Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points, tonight, Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. This was the first bar where I filmed an episode of Cruisin' For A Brewsin' here more than eight years ago. The remaining locations' dates will be announced soon, and they include Ormsby’sArgosyMidwayHop City at Krog Street Market, the Chapter RoomLocal Republic, and Trappeze in Athens. If there are more spots, I will update them accordingly. It is super limited and it won’t be bottled just yet, but know there is a barrel-aged version dropping as well; I’m having that at the Fresh Fest in Pittsburgh this August. 
Oh! And here are answers to some popular questions that I get asked a lot:
1) Is it going to be bottled? Unfortunately, not this round, but I have a great feeling we will have to make this happen in the future. If you know me, then be assured that the bottle will be dope as hell! I have a concept already to rock. 
2) Is the event have a cover charge, do I have to RSVP, or is it free to attend? The latter! No charge. Just come through, show love, get a glass, and chill out! I will be there!
3) Is this year-round or limited? Limited right now, but I pray there will be another batch down the line. 
Sound good? Last, below is the original statement I made regarding the collaboration and the official press release. Thanks again for your support. 
Peace!
Your brother,
Ale
My statement:
“Off the bat, I want to say how much an honor it was for a craft beer pioneer like New Belgium to reach out to me. I have had the upmost respect for them, their staff, policies, how they treat employees, charitable causes, and of course, beer selections for more than two decades. When we first discussed the subject of how to further diversify the craft beer community and those who actually brew it, I thought making a beer with New Belgium to lubricate palates for productive dialogue on the matter would be a great start. Second, I wanted to brew a beer style that New Belgium has not done often, if ever; imperial stouts are also well-received across the board due to their ability to produce dessert-like flavors; who can say no to dark chocolate and vanilla? Of course, there are subtle implications with that duo to address the overall cause. Last, I’m a huge music fan and the piano is my favorite instrument; ebony and ivory keys closed the deal. I will admit, waiting to try the finished product once we all brewed it in Fort Collins has truly been a stretched-out tease. Well the wait is finally over, and it’s only beginning regarding what New Belgium and I have in store to make the craft beer industry that much more inclusive.”

The official press release:

Piano Keys Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Stout features cocoa nibs from Atlanta-based Xocolatl
Tapping event planned for Feb. 12 at The Brick Store Pub

(FORT COLLINS) What happens when an award-winning beer journalist meets up with a bunch of New Belgium beer experts to talk diversity in craft beer? They brew a beer, of course.

Piano Keys Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Stout is a collaboration between New Belgium and Dennis Malcolm Byron, aka Ale Sharpton, a popular craft beer ambassador, journalist and blogger who calls Atlanta home. Ale was invited to New Belgium’s Fort Collins brewery last November when the 100% employee-owned brewery hosted a group of beer influencers and experts to talk about racial diversity and inclusion in craft beer.

“When we first discussed the subject of how to further diversify the craft beer community and those who actually brew it, I thought making a beer with New Belgium to lubricate palates for productive dialogue on the matter would be a great start,” said Ale. “Second, I wanted to brew a beer style that New Belgium has not done too often. Imperial stouts are well received across the board due to their ability to produce dessert-like flavors; who can say no to dark chocolate and vanilla? Of course, there are subtle implications with that duo to address the overall cause.”

Piano Keys’ blend of seven malts create an imperial stout with a dark pour and rich brown head atop. Ugandan Vanilla Beans and Nicaraguan cocoa nibs from Atlanta-based Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate inspire rich aromas and impart an initial sweetness.

This single-batch, 10% ABV beer from New Belgium’s pilot brewery will soon be available on draft for a limited time at select locations in Atlanta. Piano Keys will debut in Atlanta on Feb. 12 at the Brick Store Pub, with Ale and New Belgium representatives conducting a Q&A session beginning at 7 p.m. New Belgium will tap this beer on Valentine’s Day at the Fort Collins, CO, brewery Liquid Center soon, followed by a release at the brewery’s Asheville location.

Piano Keys
ABV: 10%
Visual: Deep black with rich brown foam and lacing.
Aroma: Strong chocolate initially before giving way to overtones of coffee and roasted malt with hints of vanilla, smoke, herbs and red berries.
Flavor: Moderately sweet throughout with a slightly bitter middle building to a subtle bitter finish.
Mouthfeel/Body: Full bodied, creamy and coating.

For more information about New Belgium or any of its beers, visit www.newbelgium.com. And for a special treat, check out Ale’s Piano Keys-inspired music playlist on Spotify here.

About New Belgium Brewing


New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses and tops Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Fat Tire Belgian White, The Hemperor HPA, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Sour Saison, Honey Orange Tripel, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, 1554 Enlightened Dark Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale. To learn more, visit New Belgium.com and follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. w if you’re interested! 

Monday, February 11, 2019

My beer collaboration with New Belgium is about to launch!


 
It’s called Piano Keys, a Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Imperial Stout, and I can’t wait to share it with you at the first of many tappings in ATL, Athens, Fort Collins, and Asheville! The first is at the Brick Store on the 12th, followed by a ton of other gangster bars.

Whoa!
Things have been a whirlwind—in a good way—with all of the things I have going on to support this world of craft beer, but I can honestly say this collaboration with New Belgium has been occupying the most of my time and for good effin’ reason! This is a legendary brewing company, and it’s for a great cause! The goal is to help diversify the industry from the imbibers to the brewers, so why not make a dark chocolate and vanilla imperial stout? The chocolate is from Atlanta’s Xocolatl which keeps things super local, plus vanilla beans from Uganda. Ya dig it? 
I also co-produced a panel at the Fort Collins headquarters with a prestigious group of influencers of color. Participants included:
Diversity Advisors:
Dr. Janel Jackson-Beckham, BA’s Diversity Ambassador
Simone Washington, J.D., Ben & Jerry’s Int'l Social Equity Manager

Craft Beer Influencers:
Dominic Cook, Beer Kulture
Mike Potter, Black Beer Culture, Fresh Fest


I am convinced New Belgium is sincere in their efforts, so I am down to make it happen.
The first tapping of this beer will be at the legendary Brick Store in Decatur Square tomorrow on the 12th starting at 5 p.m. with a Q&A at 7 p.m., and then it will be followed by draft-only pours at other fine institutions in ATL, Athens, Asheville, and Fort Collins (where we brewed it). This includes The Porter, Ormsby’s, Argosy, Midway, Hop City at Krog Street Market, the Chapter Room, Local Republic, Trappeze in Athens, and the NB breweries in Fort Collins and Asheville. If there are more spots, I will update them accordingly. It is super limited and it won’t be bottled just yet, but know there is a barrel-aged version dropping as well; I’m having that at the Fresh Fest in Pittsburgh. 
Of course, I am going to give you a breakdown of everything as this progresses, but for now—exclusively on this site—is the full statement I made to New Belgium about how things went down in a nutshell. I also have the official press release below and poster of the Piano Keys Imperial Stout above I led the creative campaign on. Just know I truly appreciate you if you are reading this. Let’s hope this mission that we are all on helps the entire community progress globally.
Once again, thank you.
Peace.
Ale

My statement:
“Off the bat, I want to say how much an honor it was for a craft beer pioneer like New Belgium to reach out to me. I have had the upmost respect for them, their staff, policies, how they treat employees, charitable causes, and of course, beer selections for more than two decades. When we first discussed the subject of how to further diversify the craft beer community and those who actually brew it, I thought making a beer with New Belgium to lubricate palates for productive dialogue on the matter would be a great start. Second, I wanted to brew a beer style that New Belgium has not done often, if ever; imperial stouts are also well-received across the board due to their ability to produce dessert-like flavors; who can say no to dark chocolate and vanilla? Of course, there are subtle implications with that duo to address the overall cause. Last, I’m a huge music fan and the piano is my favorite instrument; ebony and ivory keys closed the deal. I will admit, waiting to try the finished product once we all brewed it in Fort Collins has truly been a stretched-out tease. Well the wait is finally over, and it’s only beginning regarding what New Belgium and I have in store to make the craft beer industry that much more inclusive.”

The official press release:

Piano Keys Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Stout features cocoa nibs from Atlanta-based Xocolatl
Tapping event planned for Feb. 12 at The Brick Store Pub

(FORT COLLINS) What happens when an award-winning beer journalist meets up with a bunch of New Belgium beer experts to talk diversity in craft beer? They brew a beer, of course.

Piano Keys Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Stout is a collaboration between New Belgium and Dennis Malcolm Byron, aka Ale Sharpton, a popular craft beer ambassador, journalist and blogger who calls Atlanta home. Ale was invited to New Belgium’s Fort Collins brewery last November when the 100% employee-owned brewery hosted a group of beer influencers and experts to talk about racial diversity and inclusion in craft beer.

“When we first discussed the subject of how to further diversify the craft beer community and those who actually brew it, I thought making a beer with New Belgium to lubricate palates for productive dialogue on the matter would be a great start,” said Ale. “Second, I wanted to brew a beer style that New Belgium has not done too often. Imperial stouts are well received across the board due to their ability to produce dessert-like flavors; who can say no to dark chocolate and vanilla? Of course, there are subtle implications with that duo to address the overall cause.”

Piano Keys’ blend of seven malts create an imperial stout with a dark pour and rich brown head atop. Ugandan Vanilla Beans and Nicaraguan cocoa nibs from Atlanta-based Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate inspire rich aromas and impart an initial sweetness.

This single-batch, 10% ABV beer from New Belgium’s pilot brewery will soon be available on draft for a limited time at select locations in Atlanta. Piano Keys will debut in Atlanta on Feb. 12 at the Brick Store Pub, with Ale and New Belgium representatives conducting a Q&A session beginning at 7 p.m. New Belgium will tap this beer on Valentine’s Day at the Fort Collins, CO, brewery Liquid Center soon, followed by a release at the brewery’s Asheville location.

Piano Keys
ABV: 10%
Visual: Deep black with rich brown foam and lacing.
Aroma: Strong chocolate initially before giving way to overtones of coffee and roasted malt with hints of vanilla, smoke, herbs and red berries.
Flavor: Moderately sweet throughout with a slightly bitter middle building to a subtle bitter finish.
Mouthfeel/Body: Full bodied, creamy and coating.

For more information about New Belgium or any of its beers, visit www.newbelgium.com. And for a special treat, check out Ale’s Piano Keys-inspired music playlist on Spotify here.

About New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses and tops Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Fat Tire Belgian White, The Hemperor HPA, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Sour Saison, Honey Orange Tripel, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, 1554 Enlightened Dark Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale. To learn more, visit New Belgium.com and follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. w if you’re interested! 


Friday, January 11, 2019

Part One: What’s Poppin’ in ATL for 2019!


Photo courtesy of Blue Hominy
White Bull throws down on Saturday, Jan. 12: 
Cocktails: An American Story, Chapter 3 - “Renaissance"

Yo, yo!!!
How have y’all been for then the new year so far? I have been rockin’ and rollin’ to get some news developed to come your way soon. I promise to have more content in 2019 as well. Folks have been asking for more updates so I will find the time to give it to ya! Shit has been hectic, but in a good way. My Instagram is always updated, so for quick fixes, hit that up for sure!
Speaking of which, if you have been on there lately, you can see that I was in Beech Mountain, NC, for their annual WinterFest Beer Fest with my bro and amazing lyricist Willie The Kid. We tore it up out there and will certainly be back. Check this out!
Anyway, arriving back to my cherished hometown of ATL, I had to see what is popping this month, and beyond. My trusty insiders who keep me in the loop have provided me a list of events, openings, date night possibilities, highlights, and even Super Bowl throw downs I want you to be aware of. And with that, here is the first installment of my What’s Poppin’ in ATL for 2019. Look for more asap! Like I said, I am going to update this a lot more, have guest writers, and surprise you with something I have in the works. Stay tuned. And thank you. I appreciate you checking me out. I promise to make it worth your while.
Now let’s kick it in the A! This is straight from the source.
Your bro,
Ale
314 East Howard Avenue

Ammazza Decatur Launches Beverage Program!
Ammazza, the Atlanta-based pizzeria and restaurant, announces the launch of its much-anticipated beverage program at its newly opened Decatur location! Led by General Manager Daniel Bridges, Ammazza's drink menu offers a seasonally driven selection of creative cocktails, beer, and small production wines designed to pair with the restaurant's food menu of reimagined staples in the Italian style, such as insalata, antipasto, pasta, and made-from-scratch pizza.

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1465 Howell Mill Rd

Join the team at UrbanTree for a fresh and new INCIDER spin on cocktail classes with Independent Distilling Company. During the Jan. 24 class, guests can learn how to prepare four different full-size cocktails from take-home recipes and will receive a 750mL cider bottle of their choice. Tickets are $60/each and can be purchased here.

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656 N. Highland Ave NE
Sun., Feb. 3 - Super Bowl Watch Party
The Super Bowl is coming to Atlanta, and Sweet Auburn is the place to watch and celebrate! Throughout the game, the restaurant will offer $20 all-you-can-eat wings and $4 select draft beers.

Tues., Feb. 12 - Chinese New Year Celebration
Save the date: Sweet Auburn BBQ’s annual, beloved Chinese New Year celebration is back on Feb. 12! Inspired by the Malaysian-Chinese roots of owners and siblings Howard and Anita Hsu, a specially curated a la carte menu will include shareable plates to honor the occasion. Traditional lion dancers will also perform for guests throughout the night, and more details are to come.

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123 East Court Square (Decatur)

Sat., Jan. 12 – Cocktails: An American Story, Chapter 3 - “Renaissance"
Join The White Bull’s Beverage Director Matthew Scott as he traces the story of the cocktail. This event series provides attendees with a detailed history of the US’most memorable and iconic cocktail recipes, along with tastes of each. Guests, who must be 21+ to attend, can choose their favorite concoction from the list and work with Matthew one-on-one to recreate it themselves.
The Cosmo did more than just open the door to craft cocktails; its very name was an ethos statement for those with a desire to be seen as sophisticated drinkers. Here, the cocktail history story spends 15 years in New York, seeing the invention of the first ‘modern classic cocktail’ (Penicillin), bartenders pouring through old texts to find lost classics (Aviation), collaborating with chefs as “craft” became the service industry buzzword (fatwashed old fashioned), or developing new techniques (Dreams of My Youth). As the aughts turned into the teens, the national conscience sought to become more environmentally friendly, leading to closed loop cocktails (Katie’s Alley), and socially aware, sourcing spirits from more social welfare-minded distillers (Pisco my Heart). The class is from 12:30-2:30pm, and tickets (here) are $55/person.

Fri., Jan. 18 – Chef Pat’s Artisan Pasta Class at The Cook’s Warehouse
Chef Pat Pascarella, a.k.a. The Pasta King, will guide students through the process of pasta making with homemade featherlight gnocchi and a rich tomato ragu. Participants will learn about flours, shapes, sauces, and storage – everything to make restaurant-worthy pasta at home! The class is sold out, but interested participants can join the waitlist here, and tickets are $79/person.

The White Bull is hosting a series of six two-hour classes that explore a variety of different pastas and sauces found throughout regions in Italy. Next up is the Emilia Romagna region on January 19. From 11am to 2pm, The White Bull’s Executive Chef Pat Pascarella will guide guests through the process of making three different region-specific dishes, staying true to the ideology of “What grows together goes together.” An in-depth discussion will touch upon everything from varying types of flour to the history of each region and how that history has ultimately influenced the areas’ cuisines. Guests can enjoy a pasta dish and glass of wine at the conclusion of every class. Reservations are available here for $65 per person. Following Emilia Romagna, there will be classes on the Lazio, Tuscany, and Piedmont regions.

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Ponce City Market & The Battery

Fri., Jan. 11 - Salon Tropical Fridays
Every Friday at their Battery location, El Super Pan hosts Salon Tropical! Beginning at 8pm, guests to the restaurant can enjoy tropical drink and beer specials and Latin music from a rotating roster of local DJs. There’s no cover to attend, and free two-hour parking is available in the deck. For more info, please click here.

Sat., Jan. 12 - Rumba Saturdays
Eat and get loose Saturdays at El Super Pan’s Battery location! Beginning at 8pm, local DJs play salsa, reggaeton, pop, retro, merengue, bachata, and more, and the restaurant offers drink specials. There’s no cover to attend, and free two-hour deck parking is available.

Join El Super Pan at The Battery to celebrate the Festival de San Sebastián, the Puerto Rican festival commemorating the end of the holiday season. The restaurant will honor those traditions with a multi-course dinner (including Arroz con Gandules y Lechon, Pasteles, and  Yuca Fritters), drink specials (such as Metralla, the Punch de Navidad, and Mojitos de Parcha), salsa and plena music, and dancing. The event takes place from 4-8pm and tickets are $45/each.

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99 Krog Street

Throughout January - Guided Chocolate Tour & Tasting  
Join Xocolatl for an evening of chocolate! Their team will walk guests through the chocolate making process from bean-to-bar at their micro-factory inside Krog Street Market. Following the tour, guests will enjoy a guided tasting of single origin dark chocolates made from ethically sourced cacao from around the world with wine to pair. Tickets ($25) and more information can be found here.

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1317 Logan Circle NW

Sun., Jan. 20 - Atlanta Sushi Class
Sushi lovers are invited to a special two-hour class at Second Self’s tasting room! On Jan. 20 from 2-4pm, the lesson is hosted by Birmingham Sushi Class and will teach attendees how to make perfect sushi rice, where to shop for ingredients, how to make sauces, and how to serve raw fish at home. All guests will be served two rolls and will bring home a cheat sheet filled with tips, tricks, and recipes. Tickets are $40/each and can be purchased online.

Fri., Jan. 25 - Comedy Night
Comedy Night returns to Second Self on Jan. 25! Free to attend, the show is hosted by Vas Sanchez, who will welcome several local comedians to perform beginning at 7pm. Please note the event is for adults only as there will be adult content.

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299 North Highland Avenue NE

Sun., Feb. 23 - Super Bowl Sunday: All-Day Tailgate & Watch Party
Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday at Hampton + Hudson with an all-day tailgate leading up to the big game. Brunch will be served from 10am-2:30pm, and that evening, they'll be playing the game on TVs throughout the restaurant, on the patio, and on their big screen. Food and drink specials will be available, and fans of all NFL teams are welcome.