A mission to save Mondays at Monday Night Brewing

Local beer drinkers have fallen for Monday Night Brewing’s trifecta: the Eye Patch Ale IPA, the Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale, and the Fu Manbrew Belgian-style Wit, and the same is true of the brewery itself. Located off Howell Mill Road on the Westside, the company founded by Jeff Heck, Joel Iverson, and Jonathan Baker is a great post-work hangout, just as it was when the trio began brewing beer about seven years ago in the garage. A self-described group of white-collar guys with ties, they eventually followed their hearts (and palates), trading in the buttoned-up collars for the business of brew.

Bosom Buds auction comes to Atlanta Beer Week

The Georgia Ale and Lager Sirens (GALS), an education and advocacy group for women interested in craft beer, are bringing the breasts to Atlanta Beer Week. Founders Jennifer O’Connell and Kimberly Charles will host Bosom Buds at 5 Seasons Westside, a bachelor-style live auction benefitting the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. The event will feature DJ Rich Sullivan (formerly of Dave FM) as auctioneer and performances by Syrens of the South.

High on the Vine: The Chardonnay you want now

“What wine do you like to drink?”

The Grape gets rejuiced

ATL Food Chatter: May 10, 2010 (To receive the Chatter and other culinary tidbits directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly dining newsletter)Good news for vinophiles who enjoy a casual atmosphere: The Atlanta-based wine bar chain formally known as the Grape plans to rise above its past financial problems with new leadership, a trio of revamped Atlanta stores, and an aggressive vision for expansion.

7 cool spots for spiked summertime drinks

The essential libations of childhood are summertime mainstays for a reason, but local bars and restaurants have stepped up the game with drunken spins on retro favorites like milkshakes and slushies. The thinking is simple—if a refreshing, icy confection is delicious as it is, a shot or two of something stronger can only make it better.

Wild Heaven prepares to break ground on brewery

Wild Heaven Craft Beers, a company that started in 2010, led by Paste magazine publisher Nick Purdy and brewmaster and Athens’ Trappeze Pub owner Eric Johnson, will open a brick-and-mortar brewery in Avondale Estates this March. Located at 135 Maple Street, Wild Heaven will offer seven or eight of its Belgian-style beers and be set up in similar style to SweetWater Brewing Co. and Three Taverns Brewery with drink tickets and souvenir beer glasses. Purdy and Johnson, who will preside over a groundbreaking ceremony tonight, shared plans for the space.

Prep underway for People’s Fest at Atlantic Station

People’s Fest, this Saturday’s benefit for City of Refuge at Atlantic Station, combines four elements Atlantans love: live music, local chefs, food trucks and a good cause. Soul infused singers Marc Broussard, Sonia Leigh, Ben Deignan and Jameson Elder will supply the original tunes, The Optimist’s Ford Fry will curate the People’s food truck menu and City of Refuge will introduce Atlantans to its nonprofit supplying food, clothing, shelter and job training to those in need plus COR will be debuting the launch of the People’s Food Truck, a four-wheeled nonprofit fundraiser bringing “feel good food” to Atlanta’s food truck loving population.

Barley + Rye: At the bar with TCM programmer Millie De Chirico

Ten years have passed since Millie De Chirico first started at Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Atlanta readers might know her as the Queen of TCM Underground, but at work she's the newly-promoted manager of programming, making viewers' classic dreams come true. The Georgia State grad who once DJ-ed at WRAS Album 88 has returned to her alma mater in pursuit of a masters in moving image studies, where she's boning up on the theoretical side of the movies we all love to watch.

Hangover Helpers

Should you awaken on New Year’s Day with a splitting headache, a strong drink is a surefire cure. We canvassed the South for some of the best hair-of-the-dog pours.

Barley + Rye: Frozen Pints launches Goose Island flavor, heads to Turner Field

The story of how Frozen Pints came to be is so simple it’s almost hard to believe, but co-founder Aly Moler says it’s true: There was a house party, someone brought an ice cream machine, and during the festivities a bottle of brew tipped over. An idea—craft beer ice cream—was born. Really. Moler and Ari Fleischer, fellow co-founder and business partner, had just stumbled upon possibly the most amazing “oops” moment ever. By June 2012, Frozen Pints was on the market.

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