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 […]

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, […]

Party in a Box: Available at Costco

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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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Sportsman

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This is a list of gear every Sportsman needs (even if he doesn’t know it yet).   Peach State Pride Camo Hat | $20 Show your Georgia Pride without being seen. Gorilla Pod by Joby | $20 Grip this bad boy to a tree limb while in the woods or on a railing while on […]

Southern Brews: Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale

Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale

Lately, craft beer has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts, and southern breweries have been leading the charge. One brewery sets the bar in terms of creativity – Lazy Magnolia of Kiln, MS. Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi’s first and only brewery. It has an impressive lineup, but its crown jewel, and my personal favorite, is […]

Atlanta Beer Week 2011

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If you thought that the Atlanta beer festivals this summer were fun, wait till you experience an entire week of craft beer! Atlanta Beer Week is an entire week devoted to craft beer… in Atlanta.  The week long hoppy extravaganza begins on October 1 and ends on October 8, 2011.  This year is supposed to […]

Natty Greene’s Buckshot Amber Ale by the Growler

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We shuffled our way into the car, half asleep, eyes barely open, coffee deprived, but anxious for what the Memorial Day weekend had in store for us.  Originally when we had plotted our course, we had made plans to stop by Greensboro, North Carolina on our way to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.  Those plans […]