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Author Osayi Endolyn

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Barley + Rye: New beers from Three Taverns, including peach saison in August

Look for a farmhouse pale ale, oatmeal coffee dubbel, and starting in the fall, bourbon barrel aged options

Three Taverns Brewery hit a milestone this month: one year in business as Georgia’s only Belgian-themed craft brewery. To ring in the occasion, owner Brian Purcell and head brewer Joran Van Ginderachter tested out new beers during anniversary festivities last Saturday. Read more...

Barley + Rye: Into IPAs? An Atlantan looks to the West Coast

Green Flash rep Tyler Nelson talks selling California brews in Georgia

Tyler Nelson remembers the moment he decided to work in the craft beer industry. The son of a beer distributor, Nelson had sat down solo at Brick Store Pub’s Belgian bar upstairs. Read more...

Barley + Rye: It's bloody hot out so make yourself a beer float

Four pairings that never fail to please

What’s better than crisp, refreshing summertime beer? Beer with ice cream, obviously. Some traditionalists balk at adulterating well-crafted brew, but I say bring on the scoop. Beer floats will certainly change the flavor of your beer, but done right, you can sense new notes, detect deeper flavors, and hopefully, cool off. Read more...

Barley + Rye: Six beers for 4th of July festivities

Brews for before, during, and after the fireworks

Nothing says Independence Day quite like grilling, beer, and taking it easy. Break out these brews with your backyard cookout, or head to the pub/brewery. Either way this short list will guide you through the weekend, before, during, and after the fireworks. Read more...

Barley + Rye: Get your craft soda game on at the General Muir

A new bar program on the horizon, and tips for making your own libations

Great things happen in the General Muir kitchen—our former critic Bill Addison named it the Best Restaurant of 2013—but fun things go down at the bar as well, even when you skip the booze. My cravings take me to Emory Point for lunch, seeking out that warm Reuben oozing with Russian dressing and gruyere. But I realized that once I’m at the counter, it’s the daily soda that gets things moving in the right direction. Read more...

Barley + Rye: The right way to barbecue with beer

Two pitmasters, one chef, and two beer experts weigh in with tips and tricks

Beer shows up in all kinds of food recipes. It adds crisp texture to hunks of beer-battered fish and combines perfectly with a hot pretzel in beer cheese sauce. Beer goes in bread recipes, punches up broth for clams and mussels, and during the summer season, beer can help your grilled meats cook to a flavorful perfection. Read more...

Now on draft: Slice & Pint in-house brews by Crawford Moran

Current taps feature a Belgian golden ale made with Pearson peaches

A range of excellent beer options have been available for some time at Slice & Pint in Emory Village, but the pizza restaurant/brewery that launched last summer has finally started pouring its own creations, fulfilling its mission as a destination for handcrafted pizza and handcrafted beer. Brewmaster and co-owner Crawford Moran says people who have enjoyed his beers at 5 Seasons Brewing will know what to expect: New beers, all the time. “I like to change it up,” Moran says. Read more...

Wild Heaven Brewery grand opening next Friday the 13th

President Nick Purdy talks about the new brewery and why Georgia can be one of the worst states to brew in

After almost four years of contract brewing, Wild Heaven Brewery opens its doors to the public next Friday, June 13, offering three days of tastings and tours at its new Avondale Estates home. Planting down roots gives the brewery an opportunity to expand its lineup and distribution. Where there used to be a concrete company, Wild Heaven now sits on 9,000 square feet (including a newly added 1,000 square feet for refrigeration purposes). Read more...

Barley + Rye: Your 'almost summer' drink list

Suggested booze and brews for these steamy, pre-summer days

Like many other Atlantans who have made this promise, this summer I too am determined not to complain about the weather—seeing how the winter’s freakish cold and Snowpocalypse part deux hurt our feelings so badly. I have caught myself slipping a few times as we brace ourselves for more steamy days and spotty thunderstorms. What better way to segue into the hot season than a suggested list of refreshing beverages? They calm the mind, ease the spirit, and remind us that this too, shall pass. It’s helpful to know not just where to cool down, but what to drink while you’re doing it. Cheers. Read more...

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