Atlanta is joining other states around the country by having a week celebrating beer! This week, bars, beverage stores, restaurants, brewpubs and breweries in Atlanta and Athens will be holding dinners, tastings, and seminars.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Crawford Moran brewer of Five Seasons Brewing Co. joined other local beer enthusiasts to plan the first annual Atlanta Beer Week.
“Trying to get anything off the ground is always a challenge but the response has been pretty good,” Moran said. “It’s kind of like the All-Star Game. You have all these people who might be rivals on the same team working together for a week. We have a nice mix of places doing different things and it’s a great foundation to get things going toward next year.”
The week kicked off Sunday at Brick Store Pub with rare beers on draft and a ceremonial cask tapping. The week continues with a five-course beer dinner featuring five different beers aged in wine barrels at Five Seasons Westside on May 20. For a complete listing, go to www.atlantabeerweek.com.