Spring Beer Festivals You Can’t Miss


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

Blackbird Coffee

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 […]

Well Done S. Carolina – IPA by Westbrook Brewing Co

Westbrook IPA

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 […]

Party in a Box: Available at Costco


When planning a party or tailgate to watch the big football game, there are a few essential items you MUST have on hand – finger foods, a good TV, and of course, beer. There are few things that go better with football than beer.  Most people (including myself) usually resort to buying a big 30 […]

O’Dempsey’s Inukshuk IPA

O'Dempsey's Inukshuk IPA - Atlanta, GA

For the past few years, I have had the worst of luck at making my way to an O’Dempsey’s tasting. The last time I missed them was at the Great Atlanta Beer Festival, which I had unfortunately had to skip out on due to last minute travelling plans. Finally, I found a 6 pack of […]

North Georgia Vineyard Makes a Big Impression

Wolf Mountain Instinct Wine

Last night, I had the opportunity to watch two of my friends from college exchange vows at a vineyard tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains. Just a little over an hour north of Atlanta, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery was a beautiful location for such a momentous event. I was excited to see one […]

Moondog Growlers – 2 Flights and 1 Jug Later


This past weekend, I had the pleasure to sort of stumble upon Moondog Growlers in Dunwoody. The growler shop isn’t in the most obvious storefront in the area. As someone who grew up there, I think of it as more of a cut through from Chamblee-Dunwoody road to Mount Vernon Highway. Their location, however, doesn’t […]

Southern Ground: 10 Independent Coffee Shops We Love


I Love Coffee I first started drinking coffee regularly during the summers I worked at Camp Rockmont, but this infatuation did not start in earnest until I graduated college. Coffee has become a welcome daily ritual, something warm, and a drink to gather around. I’ve begun to even have particular roasts and regions I’m fond […]

Red Brick Hoplanta – A Perfect Summer IPA

red brick brewing company - Hoplanta

On a hot summer day, I typically prefer a lighter bodied beer, with a touch of citrus.  Something like a Wheat Beer or a Pale Ale would usually make its way into my tailgate cooler.  That is… until I picked up a six pack of Red Brick Brewing Company’s Hoplanta.  The Hoplanta is a solid […]