Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Whoa! Check out Scofflaw’s Beer List for BDAY #1!

One of the best new breweries in the US turns one with this gangster beer list on September 16th!
One of my pics of homey Nathan showing the "Ale Sharpton Pose" some love while hard at work.

Cheers Y’all!

I love when breweries celebrate birthdays because it reflects their hard work, success and happiness serving us what they aspire to creatively quench our thirsts with! This time around, it’s Scofflaw Brewing Company, one of the South’s most talented—and purposely controversial with their infamous middle-finger-to-haters poses—is set to kick it hard this weekend for its first birthday from noon to 8 pm on September 16th!

I am super cool with all of them and truly appreciate what they have done for especially ATL’s beer scene because they stir up conversation, have grown tremendously, provide a lot of opportunities for aspiring brewers, and make damn good beer. It doesn’t hurt that they were ranked #2 of USAToday’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017 travel awards as well! (I was on that panel of experts so it was cool to see some Atlanta representation.)
And with that, I am happy to post their official press release and the gangster list of brews being poured below.
Here's to many more Scofflaw!
Prost!
Ale


The dope chalkboard designed by my homey reppin' Jameson Studios.
Scofflaw Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Brewery to Serve Extensive Line-up of IPAs, Wheat and Barrel-Aged Beers

To celebrate an inaugural year of unprecedented growth for a new Georgia craft brewery and to say thanks to its fans, Scofflaw Brewing Company will host a One Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, Sept. 16.
In keeping with the brewery’s independent attitude and to mark the recent change in Georgia beer laws, Scofflaw will open its tasting room and outdoor beer garden to all. No tickets are required for entry and customers can order a wide array of beer choices by the glass.
“We’ll be selling cold craft by the pour, like a normal brewery anywhere else in the USA,” said co-founder Matt Shirah, referencing the change on Sept. 1 allowing Georgia brewers to sell individual pours in tap rooms. “We’ll have bottles and cans for sale too. Kids are welcome as always. We’ll do our best to bring the community together now that we’ve gotten through Irma.”
The core line-up of American IPAs will be on tap – Basement, Hooligan, Double Jeopardy, Westside, POG Basement, Sucker Punch and Grapefruit Westside. In addition, there will be four imperial IPAs – Upper Westside, Double Basement, POG Double Basement and the new Goats Milk IPA. The party will also feature the debut of Drop Kick and the return of Lousy. 
Several barrel-aged beers will be on tap. Three variations of the much sought-after Absentium imperial stout series – Vanilla, Coffee and Honey – will be poured as well as Maniac, a strong ale fermented on cherries.
The imperial wheat beer known as Sneaky will also be served in Raspberry and Pineapple Coconut versions. Haole, the brewery’s first pilsner, continues its inaugural tap room appearance. And yep, it’s an imperial version – made with Hawaiian honey and pineapple. Including six casks, 28 different beers will be on tap. (Details on the casks are available on Twitter @ScofflawBrewing.)
The party starts at noon and runs until 8 p.m. The Chip McGuire Band begins at noon, followed by DJ Sky. Food will be available for purchase from DAS BBQ. The brewery urges attendees to use ride services such as Uber and Lyft, cabs or designated drivers.

Here are the Brews!

IPAs
Basement, Hooligan, Westside, POG Basement, Sucker Punch, Grapefruit Westside, Double Jeopardy, Upper Westside, Double Basement, POG Double Basement, Goats Milk IPA, Lousy, Drop Kick.

Barrel-Aged
Absentium Coffee, Absentium Honey, Absentium Vanilla, Maniac.

Wheat Beers
Sneaky Wheat, Sneaky Wheat Raspberry, Sneaky Wheat Pineapple & Coconut

Imperial Pilsner
Haole

Casks
California Love, Black Eye Sucker Punch, Pineapple Basement, Toucan Slam, Arnold Palmer's Basement, Goats Milk #5

About Scofflaw Brewing Co.  
Co-founded by Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman, who developed beers on a one-barrel system in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law, Scofflaw opened in August of 2016. It has been named by BeerAdvocate, Paste Magazine and USA Today as one of the best new breweries in America. Follow Scofflaw on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @ScofflawBrewing.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Check me out on NBC’s Atlanta & Company!

This time, we're celebrating 
National Beer Lover’s Day!
Click on the TV screen or here to see this fun episode!
Hey Y’all!
It’s my second time on the fun show Atlanta & Company and this time we’re talking about celebrating September 7th as the official date for National Beer Lover’s Day here
The first go around was hella fun on National Beer Day with my homey Cara Kneer on this episode; this time, it’s with the show’s host Christine Pullara where I featured a lot of beer and glassware from my private stash. The subject was finding beers women were like. I, of course, said that a lot of women I know love brew already, but recommended some popular ones I have won over non-believers with from past tastings.
Check it out and let me know what you think. There is a lot more to come!
Best!

Ale

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It’s the first annual Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest this Friday!

On Friday, Sept 8th, From 7-11pm, My Hood in ATL Gets a Beer Fest!
Whaddup!
Once I heard that my hood in ATL was hosting its first Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest , I had to immediately show love on my sidebar for announcements and post it here! The cool thing is that part of the proceeds go to the developing Atlanta BeltLine. 
With 75 different brews, plus wine, cider and all kinds of festivities, this inaugural launch guarantees to be a good one. And hey, with Atlanta Beer Festivals hosting it, you know it will be on point! Here is the official announcement below; you can get your tickets here
See ya there!
Ale
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The first annual Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest will be held on Friday, Sept 8th from 7-11 pm. The festival will be a fundraising event within the weekend-long Fall Festival, benefiting the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. We will have over 75 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider to choose from. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.  The beer list will be added to the website soon. http://atlantabeerfestivals.com

LOCATION:
Old Fourth Ward Skate Park830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

PRICE:
Tickets are now on sale. $35 advance, $40 after August 31st. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. $50 at the door. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantabeerfestivals.com

ON THE NET:
www.facebook.com/atlantabeerfestivals
Instagram: @atlantabeerfestivals


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cascade Brewing is coming hard in September!


The Sang Noir 2016 project with Bing cherries and more set off the fall!

Photo by Cascade Brewing

Whaddup Sour Heads!

While I'm still embracing this sour style pretty much everyone else is lovin’, I can respect it and Cascade Brewing knows how to brew ‘em!
Straight outta Portland, Oregon, Cascade has released its highly anticipated Sang Noir 2016 project in both bottle and on tap (if you’re lucky).

Here’s their breakdown straight from the source:

Sang Noir is a blend of imperial red ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to two years with Bing cherries. The darkest in Cascade's series of “Sang” projects, Sang Noir features flavors of dark roast malts, bourbon, black cherries and port wine. It comes in at 10.1 percent alcohol by volume.
Sang Noir is a Tier Two offering; Cascade’s new bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.

Plus…
Cascade Brewing also let us know that they have two upcoming releases in September: One Way or Another, plus a collab with Bruery Terreux that drops on September 12th and the Vitis Noble 2016 on the 19th.

Oh, and I love Cascade’s “About Us” joint. Check it:
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon.
For more inforamtion, visit CascadeBrewing.com and join the brewery on social media @CascadeBrewing. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Happy sippin’ everyone! I’m about to hit the road for a bit and I have a lot of big things on deck so stay posted and follow your bro on especially Instagram and this site.

Peace!

Ale

Friday, August 18, 2017

ATL hosts Shelton Bros Fest, a Wing Showdown and Solar Eclipse Events!


It's going down in Atlanta tonight through Monday. Be ready!

Whaddup?!

Right off the bat, I want to say that my Ale-B-Q Beer Dinner with Sweet Auburn BBQ, Three Taverns and Creature Comforts was INCREDIBLE! Not only did it sell out, but the food was amazing and I received a lot of props from the pairings with the ales I picked from the two breweries. I want to thank everyone for their support. Look for another one coming soon.


I kick it with Creative Loafing!
On to other news and speaking of pairing beers, I am in the new Creative Loafing that dropped this week talking about what specific Georgia beers to pair with wings (to the right). I hope you dig it here! I am also in another feature where I joined a group of fellow gourmands and ranked ATL's best wings. I, along with Brad Kaplan, Angela Hansberger, Adjoa Danso and CL Food Editor Hilary Cadigan hit up a dozen wing spots throughout the city, ate at least two drums or flats each, and then ranked them. It was a blast and I immediately reminisced after reading this hilarious article here. Our comments were off the chain. Ha!


Shelton Brothers Fest and Parties
And now this weekend. Anyone heard of a little ol’ get-together called the Shelton BrothersFest? Of course, I'm being facetious; spanning today and tomorrow, this event is going to be absolutely bananas! Just look at this lineup here. Whoa! I hope to see you there! Gotta thank LiberatorDistributing for bringing pretty much 90 percent of these breweries to the ATL! And as if we couldn't get enough beer, Creature Comforts is collaborating with a few folks during the weekend at the jams below. Well daaaaaayumn!


2nd Annual Southern Wing Showdown
There is also the 2nd Annual Springer Mountain Southern Wing Showdown presented by Taste of Atlanta this Sunday, August 20th that I'm definitely hitting up. There might be a few tickets left so check out this link.
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Solar Eclipse
And then there’s that whole solar eclipse thing. ATL is supposed to be “seeing” 97 percent of the sun covered according to one of my homies, but I strongly advise everyone rock those special NASA-approved glasses or serious eye damage can occur. And with this momentous happening in the works, there are a few spots hosting awesome gatherings for us to enjoy. Here are three that struck my interest direct from the source:

See the eclipse from The Roof at Ponce City Market’s Skyline Park
Looking for the best place to watch history happen? Head to The Roof at Ponce City Market to view the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21Skyline Park will open early at 12:30 p.m. and offer eclipse glasses to the first 300 guests. How Stuff Works will be on site, hosting trivia and a lunar expert to answer all your eclipse questions. Nine Mile Station will open early at 3 p.m.

Park Tavern Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Featuring Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Cocktails, Beer and Complimentary Takeaways for the first 100 Guests
On Monday, August 21, 2017, stargazers are invited to witness the first solar eclipse viewable since 1984 by joining the fun at Park Tavern’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Party beginning at 12:30 p.m. Overlooking the Midtown skyline and Piedmont Park, revelers can rock out to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon album while sipping on frosty summer beers and cocktails such as the Shakey Mule and the BlueBerry Farm Mule, Moon Pie Drop Shots and more. As a special giveaway, the first 100 guests to purchase a Blue Moon beer, Moon Pie Drop Shot or Fugu Vodka cocktail will receive a complimentary pair of NASA, ISO-approved solar eclipse glasses and a signature Park Tavern souvenir cup. Of course, hungry partygoers can nosh on local favorites including burgers, tacos, salads and sandwiches sushi and more when the kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m.This event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001.  

SAVOR bar & kitchen Toasts Off the Eclipse in Style!
Celebrate Aug. 21’s once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse with signature hand-crafted cocktails from SAVOR bar & kitchen! Each purchase of the limited-time cocktails ‘The Eclipse’ and the ‘Dark Sky Martini’ will include solar eclipse glasses* to view the spectacular event. (Until supplies run out.) The cocktails are priced at $12 each and will only be available on Aug. 21.
Here are the cocktails!
The Eclipse
Tequila Blanco
Simple Syrup
Ginger Beer
Midori
Garnished with mint & lime
+
Dark Sky Martini
Kahlua
Vodka
Espresso
Chocolate Syrup

Garnished with coffee beans

Look for more posts on what’s poppin’ next week!

Cheers Y’all!

Ale