Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Moa Better Brews

You know you want it.
OK, if anyone gets that reference in the title of this blog, please let me know. No fair Googling. You either know it or you don't.

But if you want beer events, I got 'em. Here is the line-up for next week and beyond:

  • Tuesday, September 24th at The Fred Bar you can be the first folks in Taco Mac Land to taste two beers from New Zealand. Oooh...that's exotic. I know. The toilets swirl the other way down there when you flush them. That must be interesting for about one second. But from what I have heard, it is a beautiful country with a rapidly growing, high-quality craft beer scene. Moa is one of the heavy hitters of that scene, and we will be tapping Moa Imperial Stout and Moa St. Joseph's Triple when we open at 5:00 pm. There will be plenty, so no need to road rage over there if you work or live across town. We will have a guy from the brewery--a real life, honest-to-goodness Kiwi--there to answer questions and be cooler than everyone else because he has an accent and says things like, "Brilliant".
  • Same night in Woodstock you can taste a cask of Burnt Hickory Thrilla in The 'Nilla, which is their Big Shanty stout with vanilla beans, coffee and cinnamon. Wow, that sounds good. Scott, the brew master behind those wacky Burnt Hickory creations, will be there to meet and greet with you. He is an interesting dude that you will not forget right away.
  • Who loves SweetWater? You do! Well then you need to be in Peachtree City on Tuesday, October 1st as we kick off the SweetWater Beer Of The Month with a huge draft selection, fund-raising raffle, and the general craziness that you get when you take a bunch of fun-loving people and you fill them full of great beer. The brewery let us raid their cellar for some past Dank Tanks, Happy Ending, Festive and the like.There will be lots of special, one-day-only credits for those Dank Tanks (3), vintage dates for the Happy Ending ('12) and Festive ('12 bottles), and even a special credit for the event just for drinking a Low RYEder. During the month of October Taco Mac and SweetWater are helping each other raise money for Camp Twin Lakes. We rounded up a ton of stuff to raffle off throughout the evening, so we really hope you come out and help make this first-ever event a huge success. Notable people from the brewery will be there to show their support as well. Like who? Um, just the brew master, Mr. Nick Nock. Like that. 


So there you have it. That is the September wrap-up, plus one. Don't forget about the Atlanta Beer Week events I have been telling you about. We are working hard at Taco Mac HQ to make this year's ABW the best ever. But it's time for me to check out kids. I need to pack for a trip to Colorado that starts tomorrow night. Be back on Monday. If you need me, I will be at a place called Red Rocks Amphitheater outside and above Denver. Go find your bucket list, put Red Rocks on it, and thank me later. Bye!

And then people show up an play loud music on stage.



  

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.