Monday, June 17, 2013

ZYMURGY Magazine lists AHA's 2013 'Best Commercial Beers In America'!

Russian River's Pliny the Elder does it again!
 And I added a few others to spice things up!

I hope you had an awesome weekend! I was honestly non-stop thanks to all of the beer-oriented events I took part of since Friday night including celebrating the Wrecking Bar’s anniversary (congrats Bob and Sandstorm!), the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest I judged on Saturday, and my boy Lee Dickson’s going away party at the Brick Store (you got an awesome rep, Boulevard!). 
Now with a lot of detoxing happening, I was just sent this press release on announcing that the American Homebrewers Association’s has selected their 11th list of what they consider the 10 “Best Commercial Beer in America” in the U.S. courtesy of Zymurgy Magazine. Staying consistent with past winners, brewing a stellar hoppy brew (especially Indian pale ales) is the best bet for nomination and Russian River’s Pliny the Elder once again gets top honors for its fifth year. Whoa! 
“The homebrewers that make up the membership of the AHA are amongst the most discerning craft beer drinkers in the country,” said Gary Glass, director of the AHA. “For a brewery to be recognized as making the best beer in American by this group is a high honor indeed.”
Now overall, these cats in the AHA know what they’re talking about and I have no problem with their selections, but I would also add a few to the list including: Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Mother Earth Silent Night, Stone Enjoy By… series, Epic Big Bad Baptist, North Coast Old Rasputin, and Westbrook Mexican Cake to name a few. Keeping it in North America, Unibroue’s consistent La Fin Du Monde is no joke either!
Feel free to send me your top 10 in the comment section. There is no wrong answer! Anyway, here are the brews that were selected by the AHA, plus some other winning nominations in other categories.

The top-ranked beers include:
1. Russian River Pliny the Elder
2. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
3. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
4. Bell’s Hopslam Ale
5. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
6. Founders Breakfast Stout     
7. Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard Ale        
8. Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA        
T9. Lagunitas Sucks     
T9. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale         
T9. Stone Brewing Co. Ruination IPA
(T indicates tie)

Top 3 Breweries
The top breweries out of more than 1,100 locations were also shown some love. Stone was the top-ranked brewery boasting five brews in the top 50, followed by Russian River (who also had 5), and Sierra Nevada with the bronze (four making the list). Since this trio is from Cali, I’m throwing up a manual “W” in salute.

And last but not least, the Best Portfolio of Beers was awarded to the Boston Beer Company aka Samuel Adams, who had 40 beers receive votes in the poll. The top 5 award winners are below.
1. The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)  
2. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  
3. Avery Brewing Co.    
4. Cigar City Brewing    
5. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.    

Oh yeah, AHA also noted, “As was the case in 2012, no beers produced by breweries outside of the U.S. made the top 50. The two top vote-getters among foreign breweries both hailed from Belgium—Orval and Saison Dupont tied for first place.”

Let me know who you think got shafted. Regardless, props go to all the winners. Keep brewing with excellence!

Cheers!

Ale

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ale Sharpton’s 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Feed him!

Check out this pic I took at the recent Ri Ra and Oskar Blues beer dinner. Delish!
Here's an extensive list of places for Dad to grub!

What’s that saying? I think it’s “A way to a man’s heart through his stomach.” Well whatever it is, I say there’s some validity there, so make a dad smile by bringing him to one of the seemingly countless Atlanta eat spots that do their best to pamper him in culinary bliss listed below. Make reservations today!

Cheers!
Ale

Treat Dad Like a King at Serpas!
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re looking forward to greeting fathers, grandfathers and fathers-to-be on Sunday, June 16! Gather around our tables for an award-winning brunch or dinner prepared by Chef Scott.
Served during brunch hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., our Father's Day menu will feature special dishes such as crispy softshell crab and roasted brisket on The Big Green Egg.
Regular Sunday brunch favorites will also be served, including braised beef short ribs eggs Benedict and a Creole omelet with shrimp, crab, andouille, onions, peppers and cheddar. Top it off with a great beer like the Abita Restoration Pale Ale or the Captain Jack Sparrow cocktail featuring The Kraken Spiced Rum, ginger beer, Peychaud’s Bitters and nutmeg. Cheers, Dad!
From 5:30 to 9 p.m., Serpas also will serve our regular Sunday Supper, consisting of a three-course, family-style menu for $24 per adult.
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 404.688.0040 or visiting www.serpasrestaurant.com.

Ri Ra Irish Pub
This father’s day weekend, fire up dad’s taste buds instead of the grill. Ri Ra Irish Pub has the craving for grilling under control with no work required. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a 12 oz. grilled new york strip is on special for dad. Served with loaded baked potato, sautéed mushrooms and onions, baked cream spinach and a peppercorn sauce, it is the perfect accompaniment to a shot of Irish whiskey. There may even be some Guinness socks for the old man… if he can hold his liquor. www.rira.com/atlanta

Bone Lick BBQ – The Fat Ass Sampler Complimentary Upgrade, 11 a.m.
West Midtown’s favorite Bar-B-Cade, Bone Lick BBQ, is the place Dads will want to be on Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16, 2013.  When Dad orders the two-meat entree, The Missionary, Bone Lick will upgrade Pops’ meal to the very meaty, Fat Ass Sampler.  Let’s face it; why choose between spare ribs, brisket, sausage, pulled pork, and chicken when Dad could enjoy all five of those juicy meats for $14?  But remember, this is Father’s Day, so don’t expect any sharing to go on.  Bone Lick BBQ is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com.

Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream: 
Ditch the cheesy gifts for Dad this Father's Day and gift him something he will really enjoy. This year, treat him to a pint of one of five year-round Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream flavors. Produced locally with real craft beer, only the highest quality ingredients and no artificial flavors, Frozen Pints ice cream is sure to please both craft beer connoisseurs and Dads looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Frozen Pints flavors can be found in the freezer section at over 100 retail and restaurant locations in the metro Atlanta and is now available Macon, Peachtree City, Suwanee, Woodstock and Athens.  For more information about Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream and where to purchase, visit www.frozenpints.com

Cypress Street Pint and Plate – Dad’s Eat Free on Father’s Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With an impressive beer menu and upscale pub grub that will leave him wanting more, grab Dad and head to Cypress Street Pint and Plate for Father’s Day brunch on the patio. Any diner that brings Dad in for brunch on Sunday, June 16, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. will receive his meal on the house. So, don’t worry about picking up the check, Cypress Street Pint and Plate has your back. Cypress Street is located at 817 West Peachtree St NE Ste. E125 Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com.

P’cheen – Complimentary Old Fashioned Cocktail for Dads, 12:30 p.m. 
Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day at P’cheen, a modern moonshine bar, located in the Old Fourth Ward. Throughout the day and evening, all Dads will receive one complimentary Old Fashioned cocktail to enjoy with their meals. Limit one per person. P’cheen is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. For more information, visit www.pcheen.com.

Cucina Asellina – POP! Brunch with Unlimited Bloody Marys for Dads, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
If Dad loves modern Italian cuisine, a friendly-atmosphere and all the Absolut bacon Bloody Marys he can drink, then Cucina Asellina’s Father’s Day POP! Brunch this Sunday, June 16 will not disappoint. DJ Dillion will provide the soundtrack for this celebratory day as Dads are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy bottomless Bloody Marys and Chef Montobbio’s new brunch menu. Cucina Asellina will also have bottomless mimosas and bellinis available for all guests. Cucina Asellina is located at the 12th & Midtown district at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, visit www.asellina.com.

STK – Complimentary Bell Meade Bourbon Cocktail for Dads with Dinner, 5:30 p.m. 
Atlanta’s sexiest steakhouse is celebrating Dads this Father’s Day with a complimentary Bell Meade Bourbon Cocktail with their dinner on Sunday, June 16. Offering a vibrant dining experience, STK has become known for serving exceptional steaks (available in small, medium and large cuts), its signature cocktail menu, and exceptional service.  STK is located at the 12th & Midtown district at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com.


Diesel Filling Station – 5-Year Anniversary Bash, 12 p.m.
Celebrating five years of success, the crew at Diesel Filling Station is ready to host an all day extravaganza this Sunday, June 16, featuring frosty brews, delicious eats, drink specials, music and more. Dads that love a great sports bar, mouthwatering burgers and craft beer are invited to take part in the anniversary shenanigans that kick off at noon and will be among the first to try a rare cask of Monday Night Brewing Company's FuMan Brew made by owner Justin Haynie.  The celebration would not be complete without a few tunes to set the mood, so DJ Shoe will provide the soundtrack for the anniversary festivities. In typical Diesel fashion, Haynie and his staff will give Diesel regulars and newbies alike the chance to dunk their wryly crew in a dunk tank throughout the party, so start warming up those arms! Diesel is located at 870 North Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, visit www.dieselatlanta.com

The Albert – Dinner for Dads - New Holland Brewing Spirit and Beer Pairing, Monday, June 17, 7 p.m. 
Dad likes to relax on Sundays? No to worry, because Inman Park’s favorite neighborhood pub, The Albert is offering a special four-course "Dinner for Dads" on Monday, June 17 beginning at 5 p.m. The perfect gift for cocktail and beer loving dads, executive chef Shaun Whitmer has created a delicious $35 pairing menu with dads in mind that begins with a New Holland gin cocktail and heirloom tomato jam, pimento cheese and bacon crostini. For the second course, Whitmer has paired a smoked kale Caesar salad with a New Holland whiskey; and the third course introduces the steakhouse diner burger with mushrooms, onions and béarnaise sauce matched to a New Holland craft beer. Finally, to top it off, the fourth course dessert pairing features a bacon apple pie with cheddar cheese and beer and spirit cocktail blend. Limited space is available. The Albert is located at 918 Austin Avenue in Inman Park. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.thealbertatlanta.com

Del Frisco’s Grille
Celebrate dad by treating him to a festive Father’s Day brunch at Del Frisco’s Grille from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides traditional brunch items such as lemon-blueberry pancakes and the Grille Benedict, the shareable flatbreads are great to share with the group. For a dinnertime feast honoring dad, opt for the veal meatloaf with hand-mashed potatoes or mesquite-smoked pork chop with creamy grits. Toast dad with a signature cocktail or decadent dessert. For more information and to make your reservation, visit www.delfriscosgrille.com or call 404.537.2828.

Village Tavern
This Father’s Day, Village Tavern will serve dinner all day long! Dad can choose from delectable dishes such as steak n’ fries,cowboy chicken and grilled meatloaf. Selective brunch items will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. including Tavern brunch specialties, Benedicts, omelets, waffles, French toast, muffins and bagels. www.villagetavern.com

CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven
Serving brunch in bed is getting too over-done, so why not have brunch while watching the latest flick at CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven? On Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, dad can enjoy chef Hector Gomez’s French "connection" toast,steak and eggs or rotating frittata. The American bistro-inspired cuisine and first-run Hollywood film combo gives dad the perfect excuse to settle into the luxurious leather rocking chairs and unwind on a weekend afternoon. Movie tickets can be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.cobbcinebistro.com

Ocean Prime
Dads these days, they do it all. How will you ever repay him? Celebrate dad with a gift he is sure to love and treat him to a delectable meal at Ocean Prime! Dad will savor executive chef Jason Shelley’s prime beef and seafood offerings paired with itsWine Spectator-honored wine selections and award-winning cocktails. Let him relax with the whiskey clover, composed of Gentleman Jack whiskey, Hennessy VS, honey water and fresh lemon and orange or the cucumber gimlet handcrafted with Bombay Sapphire gin, muddled fresh cucumber and hand-squeezed lime. Save room for dessert and indulge in the chocolate peanut butter pieblueberry lemon cheesecake or white chocolate key lime tart. This Father’s Day, give him the gift of gourmet. www.oceanprimeatlanta.com

One Flew South
Traveling with dad on Father’s Day? This Sunday, June 16, treat the old man to One Flew South in Terminal E for a menu of hearty and satisfying dishes from chef Duane Nutter, the perfect start (or finish) to any Father’s Day travels. If you’re missing the big grill out, try a Concourse “E” Burger (½ lb. Kobe, 16 goat cheese & shitake mushroom spread, frisée, tomatoes, pickles, five spice fries) or enjoy a Dirty South (meatloaf sandwich, over easy egg, Duane's BBQ sauce, Benton's bacon, Texas toast), Thyme Roasted Pork Belly (18 black-eyed pea & arugula salad, parsnip puree, blackberry-onion marmalade) or fresh sushi. Cheers to all those years of fatherly wisdom with an ice cold beer or a Classic 1895 (10 old forester bourbon, sugar, bitters, twist). For additional information and menus, visit www.oneflewsouthatl.com.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ale Sharpton’s 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide!

The Kisai Rogue SR2 Wood Watch is pretty pimp, yes?
Hook dad up with a gift he’ll actually appreciate!

Once again, it’s on! Here is the 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide and I have some super cool stuff that you should consider hooking up the daddies throughout Atlanta, GA and beyond! From going shopping at the always hip Westside Provisions District in Georgia’s capital, to Tokyo Flash space-age watches, Spa Sydell massage packages, and brew kits, I have a lot for you to choose from below! So don’t blow the dust off that paisley tie you found in the back of your closet. Instead, check out what I have on the roster and actually get a genuine smile from the man you care a lot about. Thank me later. Ha!

Make pops a Soundfreaq


I’m a hip hop head, and thought this was a kickass gift, Soundfreaq’s Limited Edition Wireless Speaker ‘Boom Freaq’ Designed by The Novogratz . For any dad who digs beats, here are the deets! (Did you check out my rhyme?)

“Just in time for Father’s Day, Boom Freaq, a customized version of Soundfreaq’s award-winning speaker, Sound Stack, is now available for purchase on Soundfreaq.com for $350.
Designed by HGTV’s husband-and-wife duo, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, Boom Freaq will take dad back to his roots, while still offering today's convenience of wireless streaming. The limited edition speaker combines The Novogratz’ unique design concept with Soundfreaq’s award winning Bluetooth wireless speaker, which was named "Gear of the Year" by WIRED Magazine.
Sound Stack allows users to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth compatibledevice including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Blackberry. Sound Stack is also built with a 30-pin dock and as a new added feature, Boom Freaq will include a Lightning connector adapter, allowing users to dock and charge Apple Lightning devices.”
Hit up www.soundfreaq.com

Make dad a true Gentleman!

Get a bottle or two of Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel engraved with a message of your choice. Now that’s making him a true Gentleman. Looky here:

As you know, Father's Day is approaching. The Order of Gentlemen believes this to be one of the most important holidays of the year. After all, one day for a lifetime of lessons is hardly a hard bargain. So what do you get the man who gave you everything? While a bottle of Gentleman Jack is clearly a worthy gift, this year we're giving you the opportunity to do one better.
To honor the man who made you a gentleman (or gentlewoman), we're offering our friends complimentary engraving for bottles of Gentleman Jack, as well as Jack Daniel's Single Barrel for a select time.
To obtain a custom engraved bottle, please purchase a bottle of Gentleman Jack (750ML-1.75L Sizes) or Jack Daniel's Single Barrel (750ML Size Only) at your favorite local retailer and bring it to our offices (address listed below) for complimentary engraving:
Brown-Forman
(In the Northpark Office Complex)
1200 Abernathy Road, Bldg 600
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Please plan to drop-off and pick-up your bottle between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST according to the following schedule:

Drop-Off Dates: Fri. June 7, 2013, or Wed. June 12, 2013
Pick-Up Dates: Mon. June 10, 2013 , or Fri. June 14, 2013
For additional details, please contact (770)399-1370.


Father's Day BBQ at Four Seasons!

Keep it classy, but still make things finger-lickin'! Four Season is the front runner for that! Here's the scoop:
Father's Day is around the corner, make it one to remember at the Four Seasons Hotel Father's Day BBQ. Dad will indulge in an all-you-can eat lavish spread including burgers, lobster and ribs, hot off the Big Green Egg, while sipping on bottomless beer and Bloody Marys. The whole family will enjoy the one-of-a kind slushy station and activities like corn hole and ladder ball.
Give the gift of relaxation as dad spends the afternoon enjoying his favorite foods, listening to live music and enjoying the view of Atlanta's midtown skyline from the Four Season's Fourth Floor Terrace! For reservations call (404) 253-3840.
$79 pp includes bottomless draft beer and Bloody Mary bar / $70 without alcohol / $30 children 6 - 12 / children under 5 complimentary
Father's Day BBQ is available on Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fourth Floor Terrace | Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta | 75 Fourteenth Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
  
Have dad tell time Tokyo Flash Japan style!

Simply put, these watches straight from Japan are nuts! Once you figure out how to tell time their way, pops will freak people out, trust me! Check it:

Tokyoflash Japan has just released its first two wooden watch designs, Kisai Rogue SR2 Wood and Kisai Stencil Wood.
Kisai Rogue SR2 Wood: Bright enough to get you noticed but subtle enough to keep you looking cool. The Rogue SR2 LCD watch, made from a combination of maple and sandal wood, presents the time through a circle of connecting blocks. Features time, alarm and LED backlighting.
Kisai Stencil Wood: An update on the popular Stencil watch, this limited edition design is made from natural wood with a genuine leather wrist band. Visually artistic, the colored LCD display shows the time in negative space, a technique that appears cryptic at first but is actually very simple to read. Features time, date and alarm.

Now dad can be a brewmaster!

Midwest Supplies is one of the largest retail homebrew and winemaking supply shops in the country, so hurry up and get a kit for pops. If you think it won’t arrive in time, just show him the receipt on Father’s Day and he will be happy, trust me! Here’s the pitch:

This year, home brew kits from Midwest Supplies are letting you be the brew master. Enjoy Lemon Coriander Weiss while lounging on your deck, Honey Weizen while hanging out by the grill or Raspberry Wheat while relaxing out in the sun. A fully-stocked inventory of quality equipment and a wide selection of fresh ingredients for both beer brewing and winemaking
Knowledgeable employees with years of experience willing to share advice and answer questions through a toll-free help line.

Be sure to check out their wheat beer recipes for the summer and their full selection of beer making kits. I ordered the Hop Head Double IPA. What are you getting? 
Order here: Midwest Supplies


Loosen pops up at Spa Sydell

I have yet to meet anyone who has turned down a massage, especially a father!!! Check out these tension-relieving packages that will do him and you a favor! Take him to Spa Sydell for some serious wooooosaaaaah!

Dad’s hard work, late nights and long days deserve recognition and appreciation from those closest to him, and Spa Sydell is offering an exclusive menu of pop-pampering packages just in time for Father’s Day. Send dad in to experience one of the many great spa escapes:

My Man
Dad will enjoy a 90-minute massage with heated stones to relieve knots and sore muscles. Designed to address the unique needs of a man’s hands and nails, the signature Gentleman’s Manicure completes the experience.
$150

Man of the Hour
Dad will feel like the “Man of the Hour” as he enjoys a 30-Minute Massage with a focus on the head, neck and shoulders followed by a Gentleman’s Fast Facial that is tailored to the specific needs of men’s skin.
$100

Bad Boy
For dads in need of more serious grooming, Spa Sydell offers the Bad Boy package that includes a specially priced series of three chest wax services for $94.50 or three back wax services for just $116. This package will keep dad beach ready all summer long!

Sports Dad
For the sports enthusiast or workout fanatic dad, Spa Sydell is offering the Sports Dad package. Dads will experience a signature Athletic Performance Massage during which an expert massage therapist guides guests through a passive stretching series designed to encourage relaxation, increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Following the massage, dads will enjoy a Sports Pedicure and Gentleman’s Manicure to complete the package.
$160

Executive Dad
Dad will enjoy a day of pampering from head to toe without the frills as he experiences pure relaxation with a 90-minute massage and a 60-minute Gentleman’s Facial and Manicure as well as a Sport’s Pedicure.
$280

Westside Provisions District brings it, too!
 

I love the burgeoning Westside Provisions District (1100-1210 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318) and dads will too after seeing these cool gifts to offer. Here's some info:


Celebrate Father’s Day the Westside way and surprise Dad with the “really good stuff.” Instead of the typical tie, add a few designer duds to his wardrobe from A-list retailers Sid MashburnBilly Reid, or newcomers Jack Spade and Steven Alan. If a Father’s Day feast is what Dad craves, treat him to one of the District’s renowned restaurants, such as Abattoir or Bacchanalia. For a special meal prepared at home, be sure to visit specialty foods haven Star Provisions to stock up on gourmet items, cheeses, meats, seafood and sweets. (1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.starprovisions.com) Also shop for their Ted Baker London collection for the essentials of every man’s survival kit – a sharp stainless steel hip flask and a set of playing cards housed in a sleek leather case.  Add in a thermos, leather camera case and ball and roller pen set, and he’ll be the best accessorized (and most well-prepared) pop on the block. Indulge his inner grill master with a sturdy waxed apron from Birdkage, Brooklyn, complete with a care kit.
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Happy Father's Day to all who deserve it! (Not the deadbeats. Ha!)
Cheers!
Ale

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Two awesome Father's Day gifts: Beer Dinners!!!

Wild Heaven's is TONIGHT and Oskar Blues is next week! Go!

Okay, I have been running around absolutely crazy in preparation for the big event my creative agency, AllWay’s Open, and ridiculously talented artist Hebru Brantley are doing at the posh Loews Atlanta Hotel on Friday. Have you RSVP’d here yet?), but Father’s Day is coming up and I want to make sure I continue my annual Ale Sharpton Father's Day Gift Guide! While I still have a lot of other creative gifts to make dads smile, here are two beer dinners you should strongly consider! Wild Heaven’s is TONIGHT with Bantam and Biddy (Wednesday, June 5th) and the details are in the flyer above.
And then Oskar Blues is showing off how well their awesome products pair with grub from RiRa here on June 11th:

I did the Westbrook Dinner at the Porter which was absolutely off the chain. Look for the rest of my gifts for pops around the world soon!!!
Holla!
Ale

Monday, June 3, 2013

Seven Lamps Replaces Monday Blues with Monday Night Brews tonight!

Try and score a seat if there is one left!

Hey fellow sippers,
I heard there were a couple of seats left so see if you can get in! Enclosed is the official write up featuring Buckhead’s Seven Lamps and the thriving Monday Night Brewing squadron of tasty cold ones!
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Restaurant Features Monday Night Brewing Beers and Five-Course Menu

Seven Lamps and Atlanta-based craft brewery Monday Night Brewing are giving everyone a good reason to look forward to a Monday. On Monday, June 3, the Buckhead restaurant is hosting a five-course Monday Night Brewing beer dinner. Dishes from Chef Drew Van Leuvan and drinks include:
·         Crisp chickpeas and peanuts, Korean barbecue
Captain's Monocle cocktail with Hangar One Mandarin Blossom vodka, Eye Patch Ale (crisp, drinkable IPA) local honey reduction, black cherry and sage
·         Smoked ruby beet tartare with charred onion cream and happy egg
Fu Manbrew (bright, spicy Belgian-style white)
·         Sourdough pretzel, wood roasted with garlic and herbs
Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale (full-bodied with a hint of smoke and sweetness)
·         Hot oysters with bread and butter pickles, white bread and Duke's Mayo
Eye Patch Ale
·         Red hots with spicy bratwurst and fermented pickles
Blind Pirate Double IPA (full of hops with a sturdy, sweet malt backbone)

The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the cost is $60 per person. Tax and gratuity are not included and seating is limited. For more information and to purchase a ticket, call 404-467-8950.

Seven Lamps is located at 3400 Around Lenox Road in Buckhead’s Shops Around Lenox. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and is open Monday throughThursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. To make a reservation, guests may call the restaurant directly at 404-467-8950. For more information, visit sevenlampsatl.com.