619. Monday Night Brewing – Blind Pirate Double IPA
Oct11

619. Monday Night Brewing – Blind Pirate Double IPA

I’m in Atlanta, GA, with my friend Joe and we’ve had quite an evening – first stopping at The Wrecking Bar Brewpub where I had a nice  Jemmy Dean Breakfast Stout and a great Dry Hopped & Cedar Aged Denamelizer IIPA. Then we stopped at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, and had a couple more good beers. Our final stop of the evening is Taco Mac in midtown, where I enjoyed this local beer while watching the end of the...

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618. RJ Rockers Brewing – Gruntled Pumpkin Ale
Oct11

618. RJ Rockers Brewing – Gruntled Pumpkin Ale

After enjoying a couple beers at dinner at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, GA, my friend Joe took me to midtown Atlanta to the Taco Mac there. We watched the Cardinals and had a couple of beers. I like the Brewniversity concept, but more importantly, I like the huge number of beers they have on tap, and the nice selection of local craft beers. Location: On tap and served in a slightly curved pint glass at Taco Mac in midtown Atlanta,...

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617. Blue Point Brewing – Pumpkin Ale
Oct11

617. Blue Point Brewing – Pumpkin Ale

I’m out at dinner with my friend Joe, at Leon’s Full Service, a restaurant in Decatur, GA. We already hit the Wrecking Bar Brewpub earlier in the evening, so we’re doing pretty good. So we ordered an appetizer (seen here) of bacon and peanut butter (Joe tells me it’s a southern thing). Also, since I’m a pumpkin beer guy, I saw they had this one on tap, and it gave me a chance to try yet another brewer’s...

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616. Three Taverns Brewery – A Night in Brussels IPA
Oct11

616. Three Taverns Brewery – A Night in Brussels IPA

After stopping at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub for a couple beers and a snack, we headed out to find a place for dinner.  We tried to stop nearby at Fox Bros. BBQ, but it was too packed, so we headed to Decatur. Joe said that Leon’s Full Service was one of his favorite places here, so we grabbed a beer at the bar and waited to be seated. They had some nice beers on tap, and this one gave me a chance to try out another local brewery....

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615. Wrecking Bar Brewpub – Dry Hopped & Cedar Aged Denamelizer IIPA
Oct11

615. Wrecking Bar Brewpub – Dry Hopped & Cedar Aged Denamelizer IIPA

I’m in Atlanta, GA visiting my friend Joe, and we’re at The Wrecking Bar Brewpub for a couple beers and a snack before dinner. After I had the Jemmy Dean Breakfast Stout, my friend Joe recommended I try their Denamelizer IIPA. However, I noticed on the corner of the menu, that they had the dry hopped AND cedar aged version of this beer… in the cask! I think Joe was a bit jealous and wanted to change his order after...

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614. Wrecking Bar Brewpub – Jemmy Dean Breakfast Stout
Oct11

614. Wrecking Bar Brewpub – Jemmy Dean Breakfast Stout

Today is my second day in Atlanta, and my friend Joe and I spent most of the day working on his new house. So, as a reward for helping him, he’s promised to take me to a few nice bars and microbreweries tonight. Our first stop is the Wrecking Bar Brewpub. They had some nice sounding brews on the menu, but this seemed to be one of their specialties and it came recommended by Joe. The menu said it contained a cold-pressed Java...

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613. Highland Brewing – Barrel Aged Imperial Kashmir IPA
Oct10

613. Highland Brewing – Barrel Aged Imperial Kashmir IPA

As I mentioned in my last couple posts, I’m in Atlanta, GA, visiting my friend Joe, who took me to Taco Mac. After having a couple local beers, including Monday Night Brewing’s Drafty Kilt and Red Brick’s Hoplanta, we headed down to  The Fred. It’s a speakeasy kinda place with some good beers, including Red Brick’s Smoked Vanilla Gorilla Porter that I started with. I’ve had several beers from...

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612. Red Brick Brewing – Brick Mason Smoked Vanilla Gorilla Porter
Oct10

612. Red Brick Brewing – Brick Mason Smoked Vanilla Gorilla Porter

After having some wings and a couple beers at Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA, my friend Joe said it was time to check out “The Fred.” It’s the name of a private bar below Taco Mac that you get access to if you’ve enjoyed enough different beers at Taco Mac. We walked downstairs and up to an inconspicuous door with a doorbell. When we walked it, it seemed to have a great speakeasy vibe – dimly lit with dark...

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611. Red Brick Brewing – Hoplanta IPA
Oct10

611. Red Brick Brewing – Hoplanta IPA

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in Atlanta, GA, visiting my friend Joe. We’re having a good amount of local craft beer before we hit Athens, GA for the Mizzou-Georgia game on Saturday. I got into town today, and for dinner, we hit  Taco Mac, a place that serves wings and has 140 beers on tap. After a couple local beers I wanted from the menu weren’t available, I decided to go ahead and order this one. I’d...

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610. Monday Night Brewing – Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale
Oct10

610. Monday Night Brewing – Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale

Today I arrived in Atlanta, GA, where I’ve met up with my good friend Joe. The plan is to try a bunch of local brews from the growing Atlanta craft beer scene, and then go to the Mizzou-Georgia football game in Athens on Saturday. After stopping at The Beer Growler and picking up some Founders Breakfast Stout for Saturday morning (the bus leaves Atlanta at 7 A.M. to go to the game), we headed to Taco Mac. It’s a sports bar...

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609. Wicked Weed Brewing – Cardinal Sin Belgian Red
Oct06

609. Wicked Weed Brewing – Cardinal Sin Belgian Red

It’s a gorgeous, sunny, but cool, fall day, perfect for sitting on the back deck and enjoying a beer. All morning, I’ve been working with my son to catch up on his homework from when we were gone on vacation last week, so I thought I’d enjoy a beer during our lunch break. As I mentioned, before I left on vacation, my sister gave me a bunch of beers from her trip to Asheville, North Carolina a few weeks ago. I already...

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