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CASK ALERT – Traditional Wassail

5 Seasons WestsideEvery 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 wæs hæil 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


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