Spring Beer Festivals You Can’t Miss

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After multiple winter storms, gloomy days, and a lack of outdoor eating, everyone in Atlanta has got the itch to jump head first into Spring. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take my lungs full of pollen any day over the winter blues. Let’s toast to the 2014 Spring season with beer festivals galore. […]

Get Roasted in Milledgeville – Beans, Beer, and Baked Goods

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My first job while in college was as a barista at Blackbird Coffee in Milledgeville, Georgia. Not only was it a coffee shop, but it was also a small batch roaster. Once or twice a week, I’d walk into work to the smell of a freshly roasted batch of beans. The job gave me an […]

Raleigh Is On the Rise

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Raleigh, North Carolina is on my radar right now in a big way. The region isn’t just attracting tech businesses these days, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I’ve teased my wife about moving there because of their up and coming start up culture. To be honest though, I’m more excited about the […]

A Weekend Road Trip to Tybee Island

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After around 10 months of working two jobs, I was about ready for a vacation. As luck would have it, our friends decided to throw a joint bachelor/bachelorette weekend at Tybee Island over Memorial Day weekend. My wife (Andrea) is slowly but surely becoming a bit more of a Southerner (she just started mixing sweet […]

Well Done S. Carolina – IPA by Westbrook Brewing Co

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I visited Ale Yeah! Roswell* on this rainy Sunday with the intent of grabbing a 4-pack of a Colorado brewing company that I’ve become quite fond of over the years. They have a canned beer section in the shop which I enjoy checking out to see who is going to make it to the lake […]

How to Survive the 2013 Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

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Well folks, it’s back and I’m already hydrating in preparation. The Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival was easily one of top highlights of 2012 for me. Or at least I think it was (still a little hazy). After a sellout crowd in 2012, the show geniuses at BB&BBQ have upped the ante. In order to […]

Atlanta’s Newest Brewery: Monday Night Brewing

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Get ready Atlanta, Monday nights just got a lot more fun. “Tie one on” and head over to the Westside to check out the spanking new Monday Night Brewery. In an old warehouse at the bottom of Trabert Avenue sit three gents making some killer brews. Monday Night Brewing is the brainchild of Jonathan Baker, […]

Craftsmanship – Forged with Heart

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I remember when I stopped paying so much attention to the end result and shifted my eyes towards the entire process of a product. It’s like the first time when you sit back and actually take a minute to admire a sunset. In just five minutes, the sky can change dramatically, ending with a beautiful […]

Great Southern Cafe at Seaside, Florida

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It’s been way too long since I visited the Panhandle. Around a week ago, my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon in Seaside, Florida. If you’re not familiar with the Panhandle, Seaside is one of the older residential developments in between Destin and Panama City. I highly recommend it if crowded beaches aren’t your thing. […]