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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 ...

Salute to Pecans



So today is National Pecan Day. Not “Pecan Day,” but “NATIONAL Pecan Day.” The pecan is special because the pecan tree is one of the only trees native to North America. To celebrate, go nuts! Have some pecans. Have a pecan pie! Have butter pecan ice cream. Have a Lazy Mang...

Mystic Creatures... and Kirin

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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 ...

16th Annual Brewfest

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You’ve probably noticed that the last few blogs have been about beerfests. That’s because they’re awesome! And in THREE DAYS we’ll be enjoying one of my favorites, the 16th annual Classic City Brewfest at the Foundry and Melting Point. Featuring more than 250 of the world&...

Beerfests Part 2


If you’re a regular reader of these blogs, first of all I’d like to thank you! Then I’d like to tell you that this is a follow-up blog to one I wrote on How to Make a Brewfest Even More Awesome (ok that’s not exactly what it’s called, but I like this new title better...

March Updates


It’s been a while since the last blog post, and quite a bit has happened in the beer world as well as in the bulldog community. Here’s an update: First of all, Georgia’s official football schedule for this fall was released yesterday along with the rest of the SEC. Check out the...

Spring Newsletter Out Now!



We just emailed our newest newsletter, a cheery piece on the craft beers and events of spring. Read the full newsletter here. Look forward to such seasonals as Gordon Biersch Maibock, Magic Hat Vinyl, and Peak Simcoe Spring Ale! And get excited for upcoming festivals like Brewfest and Athfest. Pr...