Posted on Apr 11, 2011 by Kathleen |
This weekend was an exciting one for me personally as far as beer is concerned. I spent Friday night in a hotel that was attached to a Gordon Biersch restaurant (can we say WINNING?) and on Saturday I attended a bar crawl for Atlanta Braves fans. After the crawl I returned to Athens just in time for the Classic City Brewfest, which gets it own post later this week. Before the crawl, however, I had several hours to kill in Atlanta and decided to get my culture on at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
I haven’t visited Fernbank in probably 15 years but I have fond memories of staring up at the massive dinosaur skeletons and walking through the Okefenokee Swamp in the “Walk through Time in Georgia” exhbit. The sounds and sights made me want to head back down to south Georgia for a tour of the swamp.
My favorite part of the museum on this particular weekend had to be the special exhibition on Mystic Creatures. It features dragons, a kraken, chupacabras and many lesser-known magical beings from different cultures and countries. It also features several takes on the famous unicorn, including an actual narwhal horn (which are sometimes confused for unicorn horns!), and I learned that Kirin Ichiban, a Japanese rice beer, has its own mystical background! Kirin means “unicorn” in Japanese, and the symbol for Kirin is a beautiful unicorn image. How cool is that?
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