Topic Archives: The Fred Bar

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Casks, Tap Takeovers

Bell’s Brewing Invades The Fred

Bell’s Brewing invades The Fred Bar this Thursday at 5 pm.  The party includes 2 firkins, special taps, and bottle offerings.

Without further ado, here’s your Bell’s lineup:

CASK: Hopslam
CASK: Expedition Stout
Draft: 2 Hearted Ale, Expedition Stout, Java Stout
Bottles: Special Double Cream, Batch 9,000, Batch 10,000

Taps & Bottles start at 5 pm (When The Fred Opens), Casks Tap @ 6pm!

The Fred Bar – 2/10/11, 5pm
5600 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
Twitter: @TheFredBar

Posted in Craft Beer Parties, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Parties

Don’t have plans for this Monday night? You do now.  Today, the craft beer drinking nation officially celebrates Sierra Nevada’s 3oth Anniversary.  This past week, the 4th and final edition of the 30th Anniversary series was released- “Oak Aged Ale”.  The series is complete, time to party.  Here are the parties –

Brick Store Pub – Taps all 4 beers + Estate Ale, 5pm

The Fred Bar – Taps all 4 beers, 6 pm!

Happy Anniversary Sierra Nevada Brewing!

Posted in Beer News, Craft Beer Parties, Dogfish Head

Brewmasters Series on Discovery Channel

I always said some of Dogfish Brewing (Milton, DE) beers are like beer meets Discovery Channel.  Now, it actually is.  Sam Calgione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewing is hosting a new show on the Discovery Channel.

From the show’s website:
It’s cold, it’s comforting, it’s beer … but for Sam Calagione, founder of one of America’s leading craft brewers Dogfish Head Brewery, beer is a passion, a business and a personal quest for best, most imaginative brews. PremieringSunday, November 21 at 10 PM E/P on Discovery Channel, BREW MASTERS follows Sam and his partners in suds as they travel the country and the world sourcing exotic ingredients and discovering ancient techniques to produce beers of astounding originality.

From chocolate to mussels to tomatoes, Sam is constantly pushing his team and himself to innovate and celebrate the amazing world of beer and beer making. The imagination of the Dogfish Head team is matched only by the fun they inject into every facet of their jobs. Beer tasting meetings in the conference room with co-workers, a bocce ball league in the parking lot, filming original rap videos in the brewery plant, it’s all in a days work for BREW MASTERS.

Running a successful business also requires inspiration, so BREW MASTERS hits the road for the ultimate beer tasting road trip. Sam sets out to recreate “ancient ales” that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the “first tomato based beer.” And back home, Sam is tasked to come up with a commemorative beer called “Bitches Brew” to celebrate the 40th anniversary release of Miles Davis’ famous recording.

“Beer has always been my passion. It is so much more than what you see in the glass. I’m excited to share the diligence, daring and creativity that we pour into our work,” said Calagione.

Viewing Party!

Head to The Fred Bar on November 21st for a Brewmasters Viewing Party! Starts at 7:30 and runs until the show ends. Fred closes at 2am so no need to run home after. Also, there is a rumor that they might have a keg of Bitches Brew.  A rare keg for sure.  Not confirmed yet.  Either way, should be a good series, and a fun viewing party.

The Fred Bar – 11/21, 7:30 pm
5600 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342

Posted in Craft Beer Parties, Founders Brewing, Rare Opportunity, Red Brick, Terrapin Beer Company

The Fred’s 1 Year Anniversary!

Tomorrow, Atlanta’s craft beer speakeasy turns 1!  How do you celebrate?  Craft beer style!  Here’s the lineup…

Terrapin – Moo Hoo CASK! – The first firkin of Terrapin’s newest chocolate milk stout seasonal is tapping @6pm!

Founder’s – Canadian Breakfast Stout – aka CBS.  This is their popular KBS aged in a maple syrup barrel.  Rare.

Terrapin – So Fresh & So Green, Green.  Wet hopped seasonal featuring amarillo hops.

Fred Brick – Steam Beer.  Collaboration between Fred Crudder & Red Brick Brewing.

Rodenbach – Oak Aged Vintage 2007.  Unblended edition of Brouwerji Palm’s Flemish Sour.

Scaldis Prestige – AKA Bush Prestige. Belgian Strong Pale Ale.  13% ABV.  It’s Bush Ambrée aged 6 months in oak instead of steel vats.

Sierra Nevada – Estate Harvest Ale.  IPA, 6.7% ABV. – Fresh hopped 100% organic offering from SN.

In addition- since Matt Deckard departed Taco Mac to start Deckard’s Kitchen & Kegs – a new chef has joined the team  There will be a food spread to show off his talents.  ( Sorry I don’t know his name yet.)

Also, some special taps upstairs at The Prado – Allagash Curieux 2009 Vintage.  Avery Hog Heaven 2009/2010.  Also, St Bernardus Christmas bottles.

It all starts at 5 pm!

The Fred Bar
5600 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342

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 Brooklyn Brewing, Now Tapping

NOW TAPPING: Brooklyn Detonation @ The Fred

First sighting I know of in Atlanta. Taps 5 pm at The Fred Bar . Detonation follows Dark Matter and more recently, Buzz Bomb Ale.

Garrett Oliver writes in his blog about this release –
“For about eight years now, we’ve brewed a Brooklyn-style hop monster called BLAST! It’s a robust IPA using both British and Pacific Northwest hops. We haven’t had enough space to brew much of it, but we hear that people really enjoy BLAST! when it shows up. And it’s one of our favorite beers here at the brewery. Well, now we’d like more of you to see our hoppier side. Meet BLAST!’s big brother, Brooklyn Detonation Ale.

It’s a copper-colored pale ale with British malt character, American hop ebullience, Brooklyn attitude and disturbing drinkability. British caramel malts lend richness and depth, while a blend of American hops give the beer a minerally backbone and explosive aromatics (with a special guest appearance by our pal East Kent Golding as ‘The English Aristocrat’).

Brooklyn Detonation Ale is mighty tasty. It probably even gives you fresher breath And whiter teeth, but we can’t prove that part. Nor can we support the claim that it concentrates the mind on life’s better aspects. However, we can guarantee that it’s terrific with pork tacos, Thai food, Indian dishes, burgers, and sharp cheeses. So have yourself some Brooklyn Detonation Ale — after all, isn’t it about time you blew up?”

Beer Rundown:
Style: American Imperial IPA
Hops: Willamette, Amarillo, Palisade, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, Cascade, East Kent Golding
Malts: British floor malted maris otter, German pilsner malt, British crystal malt
Sugars: First Pressing Demerara sugar, Mauritius

Availability: Draft only offerings, for 6-8 weeks.
9.2% ABV

Posted in Meet the Brewer, O'Dempsey's

MEET THE BREWER: Randy O’Dempsey

Little late on this post- but here goes.    Today(9/10) at The Fred Bar, Randy O’Dempsey will be visiting.  Randy is a homebrewer turned contract/professional brewer here in Atlanta.  A few months ago, he debuted his first professional beer for sale and distribution — “Big Red Ale.”  The red ale, like today’s release is contract brewed through Red Brick Brewing.  The initial launch of the “Big Red Ale”  was successful  “Inukshuks IPA” has arrived.  Randy will be on hand to talk about brewing/homebrewing/professional brewing – plus both his Big Red Ale and IPA will be on tap.

The Fred Bar – 9/10/10, 6pm
5600 Roswell Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30342
Twitter: @TheFredBar