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Scofflaw Beer Dinner at The Cowfish on March 13

How do Atlanta’s newest craft brews pair with sushi and burgers? Find out on March 13th when The Cowfish hosts a special dinner with Scofflaw Brewing Company.

Cowfish logoAtlanta is the latest city to welcome The Cowfish, a unique dining experience that brings together fresh Scofflaw logoand innovative sushi with classic and gourmet burgers. The restaurant is located at the Perimeter Mall.

Scofflaw Brewing Company has been earning rave reviews since their beers debuted last October in metro Atlanta.

The Scofflaw beer dinner will be held at 6pm on Monday, March 13th. Four courses of Cowfish favorites will be paired with an assortment of brews, with a Scofflaw brewer on hand to talk about each sip.  Here is a peek at the menu:

First Course
Signature handmade nigiri of salmon, tuna and Hamachi
Sneaky Wheat | Imperial American Wheat

Second Course
Blackened Tuna Nachos – Seared Ahi tuna with
avocado salsa and crab rangoon dip
Deliverance Roll – Burgushi selection made with pulled pork,
housemade BBQ sauce and bacon coleslaw
Basement | East Coast IPA

Third Course
Two all-natural mini burgers selected from the
“minis of the week” rotation:
Boursin & Bacon
Luchador
Double Jeopardy | Double IPA

Fourth Course
Flourless chocolate torte with raspberry sauce,
caramel and sesame brittle
Interrogation | Coffee Milk Stout

The dinner costs $40 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (770) 225-0009 or emailing kevin@thecowfish.com. For more information check out the event’s Facebook page.

Scofflaw Beer Dinner at The Cowfish, March 13, 2017 at 6 pm. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30346. (770) 225-0009

Scofflaw beers

Scofflaw Brewing Co. Grand Opening Party

Atlanta’s newest craft brewery is opening its doors to the public this weekend. Introducing Scofflaw Brewing Company, which made its debut in the metro area last month.

It’s a seemingly common story for many successful breweries — owner Matt Shirah and co-founder and brewer Travis Herman left behind jobs in the corporate and pharmaceutical industries to follow their true passions. Herman attended brewing school at the University of California, and honed his skills at top craft breweries. Scofflaw is the result of two years of intense (and one would assume tasty) research and development.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. makes 11 craft beers including:

Basement IPA – A seriously juicy and tropical India Pale Ale (IPA) made with organic citra hops, this IPA was created in Grammy’s basement following an argument about the differences in west and east coast beer. At the end of the day, this is one of Scofflaw’s go-to beers.

Slim the Pale Ale – This beer is a well-balanced pale ale for people that know their limits but have crossed the line before. It’s light – but not too thin – with hints of passion fruit, pine, berry, citrus and faint floral tones (but we won’t tell anyone).

Sneaky Wheat – Slightly cloudy and creamy, this imperial American wheat has a kick that can sneak up on you. Made with coriander and orange, it presents its case with light honey and spice aromas that match the moderately sweet flavors, without focusing on a hop profile.

Westside IPA – Straight out of the brewmaster’s arsenal, this brew is full of caramel malt and hops that start with the letter C.  It presents itself as somewhat bitter with plenty of hops, but not overkill.

Tasting notes courtesy of Phase 3 Marketing and Communications.

You’ll be able to taste these beers, plus specialty batches at the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 17th. The converted warehouse space on Atlanta’s Westside will be open for tours and tastings from noon to 5 pm. Tastings cost $14 per person.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue and Westside Creamery food trucks will be parked on-site to pair with the brews (not included in the tasting fee).

Scofflaw has partnered with Lyft for the opening celebration. New Lyft users can receive $10 off their first two rides by using promo code SCOFFLAW. Existing users can use promo code SCOFFLAWX1 for 25% off their ride to or from the event.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. is located at 1738 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. Visit scofflawbrewery.com for more information.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. will be open for tours and tastings on Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. The $14 per person fee includes 36 oz. of beer samples and a take-home branded glass. To-go tours will also be offered at $7 for 36 oz. or $14 for 64 oz.

>> Connect:
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Instagram: @scofflawbeer

photography credit: Heidi Geldhauser

Atlanta Seafood & Craft Beer Festival Debuts in August

Mark your calender for the first ever Atlanta Seafood & Craft Beer Festival, debuting on Saturday, August 9th at Piedmont Park. The event, to be held from 12pm to 8pm, will highlight the best of Atlanta’s restaurants, food trucks and caterers that specialize in serving seafood, plus the city’s most popular craft breweries.

Atlanta Seafood and Craft Beer FestivalAdmission is free and open to the public. Food must be purchased from individual vendors and patrons must buy a wristband to enter the festival’s Beer Garden.

The $10 General Wristband comes with one 16oz beer of your choice and allows you to purchase beer and other beverages available in the Beer Garden. For $35, the VIP Craft Beer tasting experience allows you to enjoy 10 of the local craft beers available in the Beer Garden. Click here to purchase wristbands online.

For more information on the event and to see a list of participants visit atlantaseafoodandcraftbeer.com.

Atlanta Seafood & Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, August 9 from 12pm to 8pm at Piedmont Park. atlantaseafoodandcraftbeer.com

German Bierfest

German Bierfest Returns on August 23rd

Join Atlantans for an afternoon of traditional beer, food and music at the 11th annual German Bierfest. The event, to be held on Saturday, August 23rd from 2pm to 7pm at Woodruff Park in Downtown, will feature more than 35 authentic German brews.

German BierfestGuests will be able to sample the beers with a commemorative tasting glass. Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzel, sauerkraut, schnitzel and more. There will be live music and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased online at freshtix.com or by calling 678.701.6114. General admission tickets are $40 and include admission into the event, a commemorative German Bierfest sampling glass and all the beer you can safely consume. The ticket price increases to $45 after August 15th. Designated drivers tickets are available for $10.

German BierfestA limited number of private VIP areas are available for groups of 10.  These private tented areas offer seating, access to VIP restrooms and your choice of a German Bier keg for your group.  VIP ticket packages are $1000.  For more details email  info@premiereventslive.com.

The German Bierfest is produced by Premier Events in conjunction with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. Guests enjoying beer samples must have valid photo ID and must be over the age of 21.

11th Annual German Bierfest, Saturday August 23 from 2pm to 7pm, at Woodruff Park, Peachtree Street NE at Edgewood Avenue in Downtown Atlanta. germanbierfest.com

images via Premiere Events

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Twitter: @GermanBierfest
Instagram: @GermanBierfest

Frozen Pints Introduces New Flavor

From the people who invite you to have your beer and eat it too comes a new craft beer ice cream, just in time for spring.

Strawberry SofieIntroducing Strawberry Sofie, the latest flavor from Frozen Pints. It’s a partnership between the Atlanta-based company and Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery.

Sofie is a sparkling Belgian farmhouse ale that was fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels. The tart citrus flavors of the ale are complemented by hints of strawberry in the ice cream. The boozy frozen treat is gently sweet with an upbeat finish reminiscent of champagne.

The limited release Strawberry Sofie is the first collaboration with an out-of-state brewery and follows Frozen Pints’ partnership with Terrapin Brewing Company this winter.

Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream can be found in more than 130 stores and restaurants in Atlanta and surrounding cities. It’s for adults only so prepare to show I.D. — each pint has an alcohol content between 1 and 3 percent, depending on the flavor.

For more information and to find where Frozen Pints is available near you visit www.frozenpints.com.

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Twitter: @frozenpints
Facebook: FrozenPintsIceCream

Earlier: Frozen Pints: Craft Beer Ice Cream

Cypress Street Pint & Plate pairing

Sublime Pairings at Cypress Street Pint & Plate

They say opposites attract. And you would think it wouldn’t get any more opposite than beer and doughnuts. This unusual pairing was the feature at a special Valentine’s Day edition of Beer Geek Tuesday at Cypress Street Pint & Plate.

Cypress Street Pint & PlateIntrigue, or maybe just hunger and thirst brought a big crowd to the Midtown bar. Even the outside tables were full – cold temperatures and the threat of ice and snow seemed to be no deterrent. My husband and I took a corner table inside and were greeted immediately by the Beer Geek himself, Rob “BrewRu” Merrick.

Talking with Rob, it’s clear how knowledgeable and passionate he is about beer. He’s also a lot of fun. If you’re new to craft beer, Rob can make it easy to understand. If you’re more experienced, you’ll likely learn about or taste something new.

We took Rob up on his suggestion to try the featured New Belgium beers of the evening. The Snapshot wheat started with sweet citrus, followed by a gentle sourness and clean finish. The Spring Blond Belgian style ale was refreshing with apple and lemon notes, and a slightly bitter finish.

Both Rob and our server Anthony were great about checking in throughout the evening to make sure we were enjoying the beer and food.

The menu looks like a typical brewpub menu, but the quality of the food is far beyond. We started with the BBQ Eggrolls, a southern take on the Chinese dish. Filled with bbq pork and collard greens and served with a sriracha ranch dipping sauce, they were unbelievably flavorful and juicy (make sure you take a bite over the plate). Before my husband and I finished the eggrolls we were planning a return visit for them.

Our main courses were equally as delicious. I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, which was topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, blue cheese and spicy mayo. Every bite was a mix of tangy, spicy and creamy. I don’t think I’ve ever had a buffalo chicken sandwich so good as Cypress Street’s.

My husband ordered the famous Sublime Burger. The ultimate indulgence, it is a half-pound burger topped with cheddar cheese, applewood bacon and caramelized onions between two Sublime doughnuts. Sublime exclusively makes the glazed doughnuts for Cypress Street Pint & Plate. As you might expect for something so over the top, it was delicious. The doughnuts, not as sweet as I had thought they would be, went surprisingly well with the savory beef and bacon. Definitely worth the guilt, or the extra time in the gym.

Sublime doughnuts and beerThen it was time for the main event – three Sublime doughnuts paired with three 4 oz. pours of beer. A Reese’s peanut butter cup doughnut was paired with Lonerider Brewing Company’s Pistols at Dawn; a heart-shaped strawberry-filled chocolate doughnut with chocolate icing was paired with Allagash Saison; and a red velvet cake doughnut was paired with Delirium Noël.

My favorite doughnut was the heart. It was almost a surprise biting in and finding whole strawberries, and they were made even better by the chocolate icing. For me, the pairing that worked best was the Reese’s doughnut and Lonerider beer. The chocolate and peanut butter in the doughnut worked well with the coffee flavors in the Pistols at Dawn.

While not every Beer Geek Tuesday involves an opposites-attract pairing, the evening is sure to include new or unique beers and excellent food.

Beer Geek Tuesdays are every Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate, 817 West Peachtree Street NE. (404) 815-9243 www.cypressbar.com

Flying solo this Valentine’s Day? Check out Cypress Street Pint and Plate’s inaugural Valentine’s Day Solo Party. On February 14th beginning at 8 pm, guests will enjoy $1 PBRs and $2 SweetWater IPAs served in classic red Solo Cups. Rob has crafted a special “Love Bites” beer shake for the event, with Frozen Pints Milk Chocolate Stout craft beer ice cream and fresh strawberries, topped with vodka whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate beer reduction. There will be music from DJ Pat O’Brien, and there is no cost to attend.

>> Connect
Twitter: @CypressStreet
Facebook: CypressStreet

photo credit Teodora Nicolae

LivingSocial’s Craft Beer & Wine Fest

Head to Atlantic Station on Saturday, November 9th for LivingSocial’s Craft Beer and Wine Festival. The event will feature more than 100 craft brews and wines, food trucks, live music and more.

LivingSocial Beer FestAttendees will enjoy unlimited pours in a commemorative mini stein. There will be food from Atlanta’s best food trucks (food not included in ticket price), music from Parker Smith and the Bandwidth and games including giant beer pong.

The festival will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 1pm to 5pm (noon entrance for VIP ticket holders), at the special event site behind Atlantic Station.

Early bird tickets cost $30 per person (price will increase to $35), and VIP tickets cost $45. Click here to purchase tickets from LivingSocial’s website, or call 877-521-4191.

If you’re a new Uber rider you can get $20 off your first ride using promo code LivingSocialBF (from 7am November 9th until 3am November 10th).

LivingSocial Craft Beer & Wine Festival, Saturday, November 9th at Atlantic Station, 241 20th Street, Atlanta.

Wild Heaven Brewery Groundbreaking

Longtime supporters and beer fans joined the Wild Heaven team Thursday evening to experience the next phase for the craft beer company – a production brewery, located a stone’s throw from Decatur in Avondale Estates.

Wild Heaven groundbreakingAt the groundbreaking, founder Nick Purdy and consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson led the first of what will surely be many brewery tours, spray painting where the tanks, fermenters and even the bathrooms will be.

Afterwards guests took turns swinging sledgehammers through a remaining wall.

Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without Wild Heaven’s brews. In commemorative pint glasses, guests sipped Eschaton, Let There Be Light and one of the two beers that started it all: Invocation.

The Pallookaville food truck provided savory pairings – freshly dipped and fried corn dogs, french fries, pickles and boiled peanuts.

The brewery is expected to open in March 2014. For more information visit wildheavencraftbeers.com.

Check out the snapshots below from the Wild Heaven brewery groundbreaking.