Friday, May 25, 2012

Drink Local! Really, Really Local

Are you ready for the world premier of the brand new Burnt Hickory Brewing Co.? This is a REALLY small brewery in Acworth, GA, making some interesting and unusual beers. They want to keep the beer as close to the Acworth area as possible, partly because that is where they call home, and partly because they make a really small amount of beer in every batch. So this is definitely going to be a get-it-while-you-can situation for a while. But on Tuesday, our Kennesaw store will be the debut point for five of these beers. The brewery people will be on hand to talk about who they are and what they are all about. This is a unique bunch, so if you love great, locally made beer and some of the quirky folks who make them, you will want to come out on Tuesday night. We will be starting everything up at 6:30 pm, so you don't need to ditch out on work early, unless you were looking for a reason to do that anyway. I have listed the beers that will be available below. They are all 11oz. pours, and they are not cheap. They are all in the $7.00 to $9.00 range. These are hand-made, small batch beers, so affordability is not exactly part of that equation. Just thought you should know what you are getting yourself into here.

So have a great Memorial Day holiday, and take it easy on Monday. You will want to be fresh on Tuesday for this world premier. Now here are the beers:


  • Ezekiel's Wheel, a 6.5% ABV Pale Ale. Lots of citrus-y hops.
  • The Fighting Bishop, a 9% ABV Belgian-Style Trippel made with green peppercorns.
  • Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout, a 9% ABV Oatmeal Stout with cinnamon and graham cracker.
  • Cannon Dragger IPA, a 8% ABV highly-hopped IPA with Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus, and Chinook hops.
  • The Didjits Blood Orange IPA, a 7% ABV IPA made with Citra hops and oranges.


Hope to see you there.

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse

From My September Trip-Sierra Brewhouse
This is the top floor of the brewhouse, with buckets of fresh hops about to go into the kettles.