My KY Snows, Jen and Jake (no relation) came down to Atlanta for a visit. We had an awesome time, despite my car not having A/C in 95 degree weather (My bad, son). Even though we melted to death and realized how old and tattered we all are, we still managed to have fun. Awesome food, good beer, and a broken arm! That’s just how we roll…
The Place: Red Brick Brewery, Atlanta, GA
The Peeps: Jen R.
The Beers: #89 Dog Days Ale (ABV 5.7%)
#90 Laughing Skull (ABV 4.1%)
Red Brick was the first stop of the weekend, well actually Old Navy was the first stop, but we’ll get into that mishap later.
#89 Dog Days Ale (ABV 5.7%)
I love Hefeweizens! It has lovely golden yellow color and wonderful summer taste of citrus, wheat orange and hops. This beer is perfect for a summer day, preferably poolside. Nice job! Thumbs up!
#90 Laughing Skull (ABV 4.1%)
Nice runner-up for the day. Nice amber color with a sweet and malty taste. I have wanted to try it for while, so I was glad to finally add it to the list. Thumbs up!
This was my second time at Red Brick. Not as big of a crowd as the first time, but it was decent.
The Place: 5 Seasons, Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA
The Peep: Jen R.
The Beer: #91 Jay D Whiskey Imperial Porter (ABV ???)
DARK and SCARY at first sight, but very delicious! It has wonderful taste of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. It kind of taste like chocolate whiskey raisin juice. The beer was aged in a Jack Daniel barrel for 7 months. I probably should have picked something a little lighter to pair with my shrimp and grit cakes, but it still hit the spot. Thumbs up! Shout out to Waiter Will for the suggestion!
I made it back to 5 Seasons to try out the food (and more beer of or course). AMAZING! My food was awesome, the service was great, and the beer only made it better. I should slap myself for over looking this place for the last 1 and a half. I’m in love.
The Place: Hand In Hand- Virginia Highlands, Atlanta, GA
The Peeps: Jen R., Jake R.
The Beer: #92 He’ Brew Messiah Bold (ABV 5.6%)
I was reluctant to try the beer because of the name, but what the heck! Drinking isn’t a sin and I love my Lord! It was nice dark brown ale to start off the day and I enjoyed the happy Jewish man on the label. Nothing amazing, but it was enjoyable. Thumbs up!
Hand In Hand was cool. My Ruben was delicious and The Snows enjoyed their food as well. The restaurant has an interesting menu and nice outdoor seating. This was my first time hanging in Virginia Highlands since I moved to Atlanta. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in walking distance of homes and tons of food trucks! It is my dream neighborhood!
The Place: Sweetwater- Atlanta, GA
The Peeps: Jen R., Jake R., Phonso A., Corey
The Beer: #93 Sweetwater Road Trip (ABV ???)
Not sure if this is my first pilsner, so I didn’t know what to expect. Crisp flavor with a dry finish. I couldn’t pull out any distinct flavors at the time. It was decent, but not amazing. The after taste reminded me of High Life (blah). Side Thumb.
I think I am pretty much over my Sweetwater. It’s still a cool place to hang out, but I think going there at once or twice a month is getting exhausting. The heavy crowd and the dehydrated dogs are starting to get old. The DD cup is defiantly on deck from now on. It won’t bother me as much if I get in for free.
I want to take this time to apologize to Elizabeth (Jen as I like to call her) and Jake for the murder by heat I pulled on them that weekend. I hope this doesn’t deter you from coming to visit ATL again. If I had A/C during your visit, Jen wouldn’t have stuck her arm out the window and I wouldn’t have gotten too close to the bushes and butchered her wrist on the branches nor would her spray tan have melted of her body on the way the way to Red Brick. I’m sorry that you had to buy a new shirt, Jen. Steven has A/C again (Thanks to Phons) and now I can go from heat stroke to winter storm in a matter of minutes. When I visit KY feel free to force me to do outside activities as pay back.
HIGH FIVES and SHOUT OUTS
- King of Pops! I finally found you after searching for 6 mos. I must have not been looking too hard, because after I bought my popsicle I saw like two more stands on my way home.
- The parents that bring their babies and kids to the bar and beer tasting. This has inspired my series of Quick Post titled “Baby at the Bar”. I hope it’s as funny as everyone else as it is to me. Sidenote: This is not meant to be controversial, just good humor.
- Kateshrewsday for the “Like” on my last post. A lot of people… well not a lot, but a good number of people read my post daily, but you were the first to actually move your mouse to “Like” button. Thanks! The rest of you should follow her lead.I
I’m going to leave you with a few pics that I thought were pretty fun from our weekend. Enjoy!