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Wild Heaven Brewery Breaks Ground

Last night, Wild Heaven Craft Beers held an official ground breaking at their Avondale Estates brewery.

The 30 barrel brew system that once was used at both SweetWater Brewery and Terrapin Beer Co. will soon be relocated to a new home at Wild Heaven brewery. Expect the first brew to be a collabrewation between Kevin, Spike, and Eric.
If all goes well, we can expect to enjoy bottles and draught Wild Heaven beers across ATL by Spring 2014.

Another sweet feature of the new brewery ... Eric Johnson is going to bring his home-brew system to the Avondale Estates brewery to create tasting room only one-off releases (expect some goodness).

Wild Heaven Craft Beers encourages you to the follow their construction process:
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Forbidden Fruit - the first seasonal offering from Red Hare Brewing Co.

Forbidden Fruit Spiced Apple Farmhouse Ale is the first of Red Hare’s seasonal series. Forbidden Fruit was brewed with ingredients to evoke the experience of fall in Georgia; from apple picking in Ellijay, to enjoying a slice of freshly baked apple pie. The crust of this French-style brew is formed with 2-row malts, Munich malts as well as two Caramel malts. Loads of fresh pressed apples from North Georgia are added laced with vanilla and cinnamon to give a sweetness, which is balanced by the addition of Saaz hops. Finally the whole recipe is “dry hopped” with cinnamon to create a finish that emulates the experience of the first bite of a fresh baked apple pie.
Forbidden Fruit will only be available on draught and will be released to the public Saturday July 20th at the brewery during our tasting from 2-4pm. We will have Fatty’s of Atlanta food truck, King of Pops, and live music from Atlanta Boogie at the brewery for the festivities.

Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent micr…

Baked Beer from Happy Hour Confections

Every true Beer Geek has attempted to make a stout chocolate cake at least once. (How did that work for ya?) At a bakery in Roswell, Happy Hour Confections is going beyond just adding beer to their recipes. This culinary genius has created tempting treats that highlight the distinct flavors of the featured beer!
During my visit to the bakery, I was introduced to a few delightful treats ..

Your Black Heart Espresso Stout Brownies: All the amazing, rich flavors of O'Dempsey's Your Black Heart Russian Imperial Stout in both the brownie and the ganache topping.
Vanilla Porter Cupcakes: Breckenridge Vanilla Porter baked inside, filled with a touch of sea salt and Vanilla Porter caramel filling, then topped with buttercream frosting.
Lemon Hefeweizen Cupcakes: Cake and buttercream frosting, with a refreshing taste of lemon, featuring Mother Earth Sunny Haze Hefeweizen.
Honey Orange IPA Cupcakes: The zesty hop flavors of Odempsey's Inukshuk IPA paired with fresh orange and honey in …

COLD ONE from O'Dempsey's

When you are seeking a lighter brew to enjoy with friends, O'Dempsey's has new Pale Ale that truly hits the spot.

COLD ONE Pale Ale is pouring now at ten Georgia Taco Mac locations. Expect bottles to appear at your favorite package store by mid-June.

American Pale Ale
Zythos hops (a strong aromatic blend of hops with tangerine, lemon grapefruit and pine notes)
Complex malt bill
5.65% ABV
1.055 OG
29 IBUs
12 oz bottles
Kegs (in the states into which we ship kegs).

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Gremlin Growlers creates a charity brew at Red Brick

The "Jug Dogs" from Gremlin Growlers just created another brew at Red Brick Brewing Company. Red Brick has donated the ingredients, and the expertise of their brewers Garett Lockhart and Steve Anderson to help the Gremlin Growlers staff make a hoppy blonde ale. The proceeds from this small batch will be donated to Healing4Heroes, a nonprofit that provides service dogs for veterans.

Gremlin Growlers will be hosting a Red Brick "Tap Attack" on Saturday, May 4th. The Healing4Heroes brew will be available for growler fills, as well as Red Brick favorites and rarities from the cellar.

DETAIL UPDATE! The Gremlin Growlers Quatro De Mayo! event will be from 4pm to 7pm. This will be the only time and place to get your bottle filled with "Animal House Ale" (very Limited Healing4Heros/Gremlin Growlers brew)

Also Available May 4th at Gremlin Growlers:
Dog Days Ale
Hoplanta IPA
Black Eye Rye (the newest from the Brick Mason Series)
The Lost Years  (Brick Mason Series)