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New from the Hop City team, Boxcar restaurant promises 1,000 beers and 800 wines

The Hop City Craft Beer & Wine team is opening its second restaurant in West End's Lee + White development in March. Boxcar will allow Barleygarden chef Matt Hutchins to "create things that [are] a little more sophisticated."

Which is the right sparkling wine for your party?

Is there any party that can’t be instantly improved by the sound of a cork popping for sparkling wine? But not all bubbles are created equally: you might want the best champagne or a rowdy midnight toast with Solo cups. To help you plan, we sat down with sommelier Steven Grubbs, wine director at Empire State South, for a blind tasting of four sparkling wines.
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The best beer and wine pairings for your favorite football snacks, according to Atlanta experts

If you’ve been washing your favorite tailgate snacks down with watery beer, stop. We chatted with Perrine Prieur Gallardo, founder of Perrine’s Wine Shop in West Midtown, and Kraig Torres, owner of Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, about which beverages go best with game day food.

Spotted Trotter’s Kevin Ouzts is in as exec chef at Avalon’s Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar

“I’m pulling together what I’ve learned at the market. I was able to walk away [from the Cockentrice] with a great deal of education about what folks are looking for,” Ouzts says of his new role at Barleygarden, a new restaurant from Hop City's Kraig Torres.

Avalon announces second wave of restaurant openings

Retailers like Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, and Urban Outfitters will also open as a part of Phase II.

In a crowded market, Atlanta growler stores feel the pinch

Selling 1,500 growler fills per month right out of the gate, Lance Mendel of TAPS Craft Beer and Growlers imagined turning the business into a franchise and opening a handful more. What didn’t seem likely was the possibility that he’d be closing less than three years later.
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New Spot To Grab A Pint: Hop City Bar At Krog Street Market

Hop City’s Westside retail market has long been a destination for craft beer and wine. So we could hardly contain ourselves last December when the shop opened an Inman Park outpost with one major bonus: an adjacent draft-only bar.

Hard cider is back: Our 6 favorites

When children learn about Johnny Appleseed, they hear of a pioneer planting orchards and staving off hunger with fruit. What they don’t hear is that most of that fruit was used to make cider, a fermented beverage favored by the colonists

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

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...

Barley + Rye: Four beer pairings for your holiday meal

You love your Grandma. You crave the ham. No one feels the need to justify why there are so many pies. Still, there are a number of connoisseurs and novice fans alike who understand that Christmas dinner and the festive spirit requires drinking a healthy selection of beer. Delicious, flavorful beer. No one’s knocking the Burgundy. But Christmas dinner is the stuff beer pairings are made of. To that end, I connected with Mina Holliday, the “raconteur of refreshment” at West Midtown’s Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, for her take on bringing perfect pairings to your dining table.

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