Every Thursday, at 5:55pm 5 Seasons Westside and brewer Crawford Moran tap a cask. The cask is different every Thursday and each time more and more unique. Today in the spirit of Christmas, Crawford is tapping Wassail.
Wassail traditionally is a hot spiced punch resembling cider. It is generally accepted that wassail was actually a mead or beer, served spiced and warm. The term wassail derives from a Middle English contraction wÃ¦s hÃ¦il which means “be healthy.” The wassail was served at holiday feasts. The drink was placed in a bowl and heated, then spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and sugar.
The 5 Seasons Wassail stays pretty traditional. This wassail is a barleywine that will be heated on a stovetop. Mulling spices are then added — cinnamon, ginger, star anise, coriander, allspice — then served. Can you honestly find another place that serves a traditional style wassail? Good Luck if you can. I once again must tip my hat to Crawford Moran’s brewing brilliance.
Tapping — 5:55 pm Today (12/17)
5 Seasons Westside
1000 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318