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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Oh Gameday, we’ve missed you! It’s time to get back in action at Sanford Stadium. The Dawgs have been preparing all year and so have I! I’ve got my red and black outfits laid out and accessorized, a list of tailgating recipes ready to cook and serve, and a car packed with cooler...

Happy IPA Day!


August 4th is worldwide IPA Day! For those who know and cherish the style, cheers to you on this special occasion. For everyone else (including myself), here’s a little education on IPAs in the craft beer industry! IPA stands for India Pale Ale. IPAs got their name from the pale ales that w...

Summer Sipping


When you think of summer beers, what comes to mind? Island lagers, wheat beers, light pale ales… Here are some summery beers that shouldn’t be overlooked this season! Shocktop is an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale. It has a naturally cloudy appearance, golden color and traditional ...

Sweets for the Sweet


When I was working on the newsletter last week, I had no idea there were so many desserts that could be made with beer. I mean, I know I’ve been advocating beer floats for months, but did you know that you could make cupcakes? Ice cream? Souffle? There just wasn’t room on the newslett...

Summer Brews and Summer News



Welcome, summer! The hottest time of the year arrived early, but that’s okay because the best of the craft industry’s summer beer got here just in time to quench those parched palates! Our summer newsletter, which you can check out here, went out this week to educate our customers, fa...

2nd Annual Dash of the Warriors

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Are YOU going to Warrior Dash Georgia this weekend in Mountain City? Are you trekking the 3.02 miles across wrecked cars and tires, over fire and walls, under ropes and tarps, through mud and water… all the way to the finish line, where delicious Pyramid beer and giant turkey legs await you...

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ



This past weekend marked a very special occasion for several friends and me: the first annual girls’ trip to the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina! I first heard about it a few months ago and immediately signed us up. It took place over the course of 6 hours on Sat...

Strawberry Fields Forever (until June)



Spring is my favorite time of year in Athens (not including football season) because it’s when the community comes out of winter hibernation and gets active! The Farmer’s Markets are in full swing at Little Kings and Bishop Park, concerts on the lawn are about to begin at Ashford Mano...

"Hop Hop Hop," said the Easter Bunny!



Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! So first, I’d like you to take a moment and practice The Bunny Hop. Here are directions. Now that you’ve got hops on your mind, let’s discuss another kind of hop – the brewing hop! Hops have one main use, and that is as an ingre...

Summing Up Brewfest 2011



This is the last time I will mention Brewfest until 2012, I promise! Unless ticket sales go live early, in which case I’ll want to notify everyone of their availability! So last Sunday my friend Mary and I walked downtown and had a lovely lunch at Amici, and then headed over to the Classic ...