I know, and as sad as that news is to all of our loyal followers, I will leave you with some happy news: BACON FEST
Whats better than bacon? Not much. Whats better than Beer and Bacon…NOTHING. So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend head on out to Bacon Fest at Dads Garage in Virgina Highland.
A mere $35 gets you unlimited bacon and beer, from jalapeno-infused pig crisps from P’cheen to bacon & maple donuts, plus attractions like “Hunt an Improviser” (throwing water balloons at the performers), a “Redneck Wine Tasting”, funny impressions, and “Children of the Corn-Holing”. For tuneage, DJ Baron Saturday will spin between sets from The Fingering Brothers, the Stumbling Troubadours, and Bases Loaded, because RBI Baseball was borrowed and never returned by Jimmy Weeks, who moved to a different district.
Saturday at Dad’s Garage: 280 Elizabeth St, Ste C-101; Virginia Highland; 404.523.3141
Theres a new place online for Craft Beer junkies to keep up with their favorite breweries. Its called BreweryFans.com. They actually do a pretty good job describing what they do so in their own words:
“BreweryFans.com connects craft beer fans with the breweries they love. We enable fans to find the beer they want from our ever growing database of distributor data, join content rich fan pages, receive email alerts on new distribution, and get messages from breweries on events and beer festivals. A brewery can review what beers their fans have tried, determine where best to distribute next, and read their fans stories. Tell your friends and your favorite breweries to join the BreweryFans.com revolution!”
I tinkered around on the site this morning and thought it looked pretty interesting. Bottom line is we all love Craft Beer and anything to help promote it is fine by us.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution published an interesting article the other day on Sweetwater‘s recent success as a Craft Brewery in Atlanta. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, you’ve most likely tried some of their brews for yourself. The article goes on to state that Sweetwater is the 29th nationally for sales volume. This could potentially be really good for brewers and breweries in Georgia. With Sweetwater drumming up all that revenue and supporting local economy, we may start to see some of the ridiculous anti-beer laws in Georgia finally being changed. We’ll see what the future holds…
I personally really enjoy most of the beers Sweetwater produces and suggest that you go try some if you haven’t already. I hope that one day our little brewery can make it this big!
Anheuser Bush's take on an American classic
Last weekend I was spending some well deserved time lying on the couch watching TV and I saw a commercial for the new Budweiser American Ale. I quickly found myself sitting upright and leaning in towards the screen so as not to miss a word. How could this be? I mean, we all know Budweiser has dabbled in craft brews for fear of losing market share. But they have never come outright and done something so bold as to launch an all out national campaign for an ale. Could it be that the old American Bud was too scared and unsure of itself? Or could it be the new cultured and understanding, worldly Bud headed up by InBev knows and understands what the people want?
Either way a Google search turned this up:
“The king of beers joins the peasants in the craft brew section. Budweiser American Ale ($7/6-pack) is a new American-Style ale with rich amber color and big flavor. It’s what microbrew ale would taste like if they had the billion dollar R&D department of Anheuser-Busch. Available now nationwide on draught, you’ll be able to buy it in bottles on the 29th. “ –uncrate.com
So how does it really taste? I haven’t tried it yet but Marc had one last night at TacMac and he said: “I mean…it’s…alright”.
We shall see.
This one’s from the archives, as I’ve been forgetting to mention that Eileen brought us a very special present from her latest travels abroad: