Topic Archives: Taco Mac Metropolis

Posted in Now Tapping, Rare Opportunity

Taco Mac Metro’s 12 Beers of Christmas

My apologies for being a couple of days late on this.  Taco Mac Metropolis is tapping a rare keg of beer (starting December 1st, OOPS!) and continuing one a day through December 12th.  It’s like a beer Advent calendar.  Cheers!

Without and FURTHER ado, here is your list….

Dec 1st – 2007 Lagunitas Gnarlywine
Dec 2nd – Founders Old Crumuddgeon
Dec 3rd – 2009 Avery Hog Heaven
Dec 4th – 2009 Weyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout
Dec 5th – 2008 Duck Rabbit Barleywine (Taps @12:30)
Dec 6th – Ommengang Cup o Kyndnes
Dec 7th – 2008 Stone Old Guardian
Dec 8th – Founders Backwoods Bastard
Dec 9th – 2007 Avery Czar
Dec 10th – 2009 Bells Expedition Stout
Dec 11th – 2008 Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy
Dec 12th – 2010 Sierra Nevada Jack n Kens Barleywine (Taps @12:30) Wont Last!

Taco Mac Metropolis
933 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Posted in Lagunitas, Now Tapping

NOW TAPPING: Lagunitas Fusion IV

Lagunitas Brewing’s Fusion is actually a series of beers, each one different.  The forth edition of this series aka “Fusion IV” is popping up on draft around Atlanta.  While the details are a bit elusive, here’s what I dug up.

Style: Imperial Pilsner. (Some have called it a strong ale)

Taste Expectations: Lemon zest.  Herbal/grassy hops.  Touch of floral.  Crisp & carbonated.

9% ABV

Where? Found currently at Taco Mac Metropolis, & The Fred Bar. Other sites soon.  Tapping it? Let me know…

Posted in Founders Brewing, Now Tapping

NOW TAPPING: Founder’s Nemesis 2010

Just tapped at Taco Mac Metropolis is Founder’s Nemesis 2010.  It’s a different beer every year, brewed once.

Style: American Barleywine
Taste Expectations: Smell is alcohol and hops.  Taste is complex, while not being heavy.  The alcohol shines for sure, but not in an overwheming way.  Caramel malts, chocolate, even coffee have been used to describe this.  Try it and sort it out!

Availability: 12 oz/4 packs.  Rare draft.  1 Time brew.

12% ABV

Taco Mac Metropolis
933 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Posted in Casks, Terrapin Beer Company

CASK ALERT: Terrapin Pumpkinfest

Tapping Friday , October 1st is Terrapin’s newest seasonal – Pumpkinfest.

Quick Description:
Brewed with a mix of Vienna and Munich malts, and Vanguard and Hallertau hops. Spike Buckhowski (Head Brewer/ Co-founder) chose these particular hops, because they have a more bitter character and less aroma. In addition to these malts/hops, Spike whipped up a whirlpool of spices, including ginger, allspice, and ground clove. (Starting to sound like pumpkin pie?) The spices are heated, but not boiled. Boiling the spices raises the potential for unwanted flavors to enter into the brew. The coup de grace of this fest ale is the 1 lb of pumpkin used per barrel.

6.1% ABV

Taco Mac Metropolis – 10/1/10, 6pm
933 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Casks

CASK ALERT: Bell’s Amber/ Two Hearted

2 beers from Bell’s Brewing tap tomorrow at Taco Mac Metropolis!  The beers:

Amber – 5.5% ABV.  Bready caramel. Malts through out.  Some citrus hops.  Tasty amber ale.

Two Hearted – American IPA, 7.1% ABV.  2 hearts to this beer, floral hops – caramel sweet malts.  Outstanding balanced IPA

Both casks tap @ 6pm!

Taco Mac Metropolis – 8/27
933 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

Posted in JailHouse Brewing, Meet the Brewer

MEET THE BREWER: Jailhouse Brewing

From Jailhouse Brewing’s website, here’s their history.  Should give you some conversation fodder at Taco Mac Metropolis tonight –

In August of 2008, an aspiring young brewer with big dreams and neophyte confidence plunged head first into an adventure wrought with stories of mountainous challenges, perilous doubt and the occasional ghost story (more on that in a minute) determined to brew the beer he loved and wanted to share with fellow beer-loving brothers and sisters. If it weren’t for the challenges posed, one might speculate whether JailHouse Brewing Company would have ever made it from paper and pen dreams to concrete and stainless steel reality. You see, it’s not the fear of failure or loss that drives us, it’s the fear of not trying.

The first step to becoming a jailbird is simple: Work next to an old, rundown city jail that happens to be for sale and buy the darn thing. That, or you could go out and get arrested, but I prefer my way. Now, since you are financially bound to said jail consider yourself a jailbird.

The second step to becoming a jailbird, in the JailHouse Brewing sense, involves learning a little science, chemistry, and engineering (I like to think of it as MacGyver-like engineering). Luckily there are schools that will happily teach you these things–even ones that are strictly about beer. My school of choice was the American Brewer’s Guild and a good choice it was.

The third and final step is securing the necessary instruments and equipment to brew good beer, preferably equipment that is close by and won’t require a loan from August A. Busch IV to purchase.

All of these elements will not only make you a jailbird but will also send you on your way to becoming part of a community that loves its beer and is passionate about bringing people together over a pint. You see, I know first hand. This is how I became a JailHouse Brewing Jailbird!


Some often tell me that the old Hampton Jailhouse was the overnight home to many a drunken guest through the years. It seems only fitting that beer is being brewed in this quaint little two-story brick structure built in the 1920’s. It’s had its history as the jail, fire station, courthouse, mason lodge, and last but not least a sandwich shop that made those little sandwiches you can buy in gas stations. You know the triangle packaged ones that have mystery meat in them? Don’t lie, you’ve had one. Today it is home to JailHouse Brewing Company and we are brewing hand-crafted beer not punching out license plates.

Renovation of the building began in August 2008. The building was in major disrepair and needed to be, for lack of a better term, gutted. There wasn’t a window worth saving and the top floor had to be removed and rebuilt. Once the walls were stripped back to the original brick they were sealed and left to show off their rustic beauty.

There is speculation of a ghost living in the building. The story goes his name is Old John and he is friendly. It was even told that he had been locked up here a time or two for, you guessed it, public drinking. I’ll know who is responsible if things start moving themselves or when a filtering session poses some problems. Of course we can’t blame that on the operator can we?


After some negotiating and finagling, I was able to acquire the old brewing equipment from the now defunct Buckhead Brewery. It just so happened their 15 barrel brewery was a short distance from Hampton and moving the equipment would be a challenge but doable. Nervous is not the word for what you feel when you see a large and just-paid-for stainless steel tank precariously dangling from a forklift by a strap. I’ll never forget that uneasiness.

It took some time and ingenuity but eventually all eleven tanks were moved to their new home and set in place. Once all the mechanical pieces of the puzzle were hooked up brewing could begin. Or so I thought.

Georgia is not the friendliest state when it comes to alcohol production or sales. I knew this fact but figured if three other breweries could make it work then so could I. Obtaining a license to brew beer in the State of Georgia is nothing short of a nightmare. Now, If you don’t mind spending money while speculating on whether or not the state will give you the license then Georgia is your state. After much anticipation and quite a few more gray hairs, the license arrived on October 23rd, 2009. The first batch of beer was in the fermenter by midnight of that same day.

JailHouse Brewing Company began selling beer on November 23rd, 2009 and are looking to build a local following here in the immediate area as we expand our brand into the surrounding cities. We would love to hear from you so please be sure to stop by or shoot us an email.

The Event:

Jailhouse Brewing @ Taco Mac Metropolis!

August 25, 2010 – 6-8 pm
933 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309-7900
(678) 904-7211

Posted in Atlanta Beer Week, Meet the Brewer, SweetWater Brewing

Meet the Brewer: Nick Nock, Sweetwater Brewing

On May 17th, Nick Nock, brewer at Sweetwater Brewing will be on hand at Taco Mac Metropolis to meet the beer drinking community.  In tow, Nick will have –

Festive ’08 -Winter Warmer, 8.6% ABV.  This is a 2 year vintage of Sweetwater’s winter seasonal.

Festive ’09 – Most recent, sold out edition of Festive.

BSP Quad, 10% – Most recent brew to come out of Sweetwater’s side project Dank Tank.

Secret Beer – ???  Hint, never been in a bottle before?!?!?

This brewer Meet & Greet is a part of Atlanta Beer Week 2010!  Come by and get more familiar with Sweetwater Brewing!

Taco Mac Metropolis – 5/17, 6pm
933 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

(678) 904-7211