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High on the Vine: You literally need a crowbar to open this sparkling rosé from Slovenia

Super limited availability at Vine & Tap, Restaurant Eugene, H&F Bottle Shop

Unless you're that guy, you probably aren’t drinking Champagne regularly. The drink of kings that dates back to the Roman Empire, Champagne is one of the few beverages of the world that carries an inherently special and celebratory significance. It’s also bloody expensive, which is why many turn to sparklers produced outside of Champagne. Cava from Spain, Prosecco from Italy, sparkling from California—they’ll all well-known replacements coming out of established wine regions. But here’s something you don’t see every day: a sparkling rosé from Slovenia. Read more...

High on the Vine: No food? No problem. Five obscure wines to try right now

Bubbles, whites, and reds

After a long day at work, all I really want is a glass of wine. A platter of cheese or a board of charcuterie would be thrilling pairings, but most of the time, that calls for a fussy level of effort and planning I just can't handle at that moment. Read more...

Atlanta craft brewers look to mobile canning for wider distribution

The cost-friendly alternative to in-house equipment can increase reach for new breweries

In an effort to reach more people faster, two Atlanta craft beer brewers will turn to mobile canning in the coming months to distribute product at the retail level, rather than purchase canning lines of their own. Read more...

Barley + Rye: Orpheus releases new IPA and saison this week, blueberry sour coming soon

The brewery has been busy adding new beers to the late summer rotation

It’s International IPA Day! Go have yourself a hoppy one. While you’re sipping, check out these recent and forthcoming releases from Midtown-based Orpheus Brewing. Read more...

New brewery, Second Self, plans to open mid-September on the Westside

The latest craft beer addition will launch with four beers

Good news for the Westside: the build-out at Second Self Beer Company is on track to open mid-September. The forthcoming brewery by Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle is tucked away on Logan Circle, in between Monday Night and Red Brick. The breweries are so close to each other that Second Self founders hint we might very well see a 5K race with three heady pit stops in the future. But for now, the focus is on completing construction. And brewing beer. Read more...

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...

10 peach dishes you need to try now

Local restaurants dish up the state fruit in desserts, cocktails, and savory dishes

Given that our ubiquitous state fruit has made its way onto our license plates and street signs on practically every corner, it should come as no surprise that local chefs are also tinkering with the Georgia peach in a number of creative ways. 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...
 
 

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