Posted in Tastings

FREE BEER: Brouwerij Timmermans

Today 5:30-7:30pm, Hop City hosts a free tasting at Octane Coffee in the westside.

Featured is 3 offering Brouwerij Timmermans from Belgium – including Strawberry (lambic w/ strawberry), Framboise (lambic w/ raspberry), & ourgogne Des Flandres Brune (Flanders Oud Brune).

Tasting is completely free!

Octane Coffee -12/15, 5:30pm
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest,
Atlanta, GA

Posted in Tastings, Terrapin Beer Company

Beer & Cheese w/ Terrapin Brewing

Tim Gaddis  aka “Atlanta’s Cheesemonger” teams up with Kraig Torres of Hop City this Thursday for a beer/meat/cheese pairing at Abattoir.

The pairing features 5 Terrapin beers, 5 cheeses, 3 cured meats.  The beers – Moo Hoo, Hopsecutioner, Hop Karma, Big Hoppy Monster, Rye Pale Ale.   Cost – $30

RSVP on Facebook –> http://bit.ly/cohhL1

Abattoir – 11/4/10, 7 pm
1170 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Posted in Peak Organic Brewing, Tastings

Peak Brewing Tasting

Today at Octane Coffee, Hop City is hosting it’s weekly free beer tasting.  This week’s featured brewer is Peak Organic Brewing Company (Portland, ME.)  Just released by Peak is their brand new brew – Fall Summit, a amber beer with summit and simcoe hops.

Also in the lineup is the IPA, and Nut Brown Ale.   The IPA is a nicely balanced American IPA (Simcoe, Amarillo, & Nugget hops, 7.2% ABV)  The Nut Brown is a rendition of an English brown ale, brewed with Hallertau hops and chocolate & munich malts.

Tasting starts at 5:30 and runs until 7:30.  Cost is free.  I’ll be pouring the beer so come by and say hello!

Octane Coffee – 9/8/10
009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA
(404) 815-9886

Posted in 2010, Tastings

Heritage Sandy Springs Beerfest 2010

New this year is Heritage Sandy Springs Beerfest!  Heritage Sandy Springs is the not-for-profit organization that funds and operates Heritage Green, a four-acre City park located in the heart of Sandy Springs.

A special “people’s park,” Heritage Green offers recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities designed to enhance the quality of life for Sandy Springs residents. As the only green space located in the center of our new city, the park has been a natural gathering place for the community since the property was saved from commercial development in the mid 1980s. Each year, thousands of residents and visitors come to Heritage Green to enjoy free concerts, programs and events, participate in the award-winning Sandy Springs Festival, stroll the shady gardens, visit the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and attend weddings, meetings and corporate functions.

Heritage Sandy Springs is proud to partner with the City of Sandy Springs to preserve and protect this vital urban green space, the home of the original “sandy springs.” A half mile north of I-285 and two blocks west of Roswell Road, Heritage Green is the best kept secret in town. Visit soon and see for yourself!

This beerfest benefits Heritage Sandy Springs non profit organization.

Featured Beers: Peak Brewing Company, Jailhouse Brewing, Terrapin, Sweetwater, Southern Tier, New Belgium, 5 Seasons Brewing, Red Brick & more!

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010.  3-8 pm

Tickets: http://bit.ly/duoPsl

Website: http://www.hssbeerfest.com/

Posted in Dundee Brewing, Tastings

FREE BEER: Dundee Ales & Lagers

Tonight’s free tasting at Octane Coffee features beers from Dundee Ales & Lagers.  Dundee is based out of Rochester, NY.   Come explore this brewery absolutely free.   Here’s the lineup –

IPA – 6.3% ABV.  Columbus, Chinook, Willamette hops.  Caramel 60 & Crystal 70 malts.  Spicy & hoppy.

Kolsch – 5.6% ABV.  Not a lot of American brewed Kolsch on the market.  This brew has Mt Hood,Galena  and Hallertau hops with wheat malts.

Stout – 5.8% ABV.  Rich beer with chocolate and coffee flavors.  Galena hops, with big malt bill: Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel 60 & Roast Barley.

Pale Bock – 6.5% ABV.  Yeah, the name is confusing.  It’s a German Maibock.  (Spring bock.) A light version of your bock beer. Simple ingredients – Magnum, Czech Saaz hops.  Lager yeast.  Crisp and malty sweet.

I will be running this tasting starting at 5:30 pm!  See you at Octane! It’s free. Seriously. Don’t be stupid. As always, this tasting is brought to you by Hop City Craft Beer & Wine!

Octane Coffee
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Tastings

Georgia Ale & Lager Sirens Event

Georgia Ale & Lager Sirens (GALS) is a craft beer education & advocacy group for the women of Georgia.  Monthly meetings are held at various locations to taste and learn about craft beer.   Each month there are other activities either hosted, volunteered or simply attended by the members of GALS.

On July 24th, GALS is hosting an event at Taco Mac Lindbergh from 2-4 pm.  Bell’s Brewing will be featured, including Oberon, Ambehe ber, Two Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, and Expedition Stout.  This is a women only event!  In addition to the beer,  Taco Mac’s wings, queso dip with chips & salsa and chicken quesadillas will be available.

This event is sponsored by Tower Beer, Wine, & Spirits and GALS.

Taco Mac Lindbergh City Center – July 24, 2010,  2-4pm
573 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 30324

Reserve your spot –> HERE

Follow GALS on Twitter – @GalSirens

Posted in Heavy Seas, Tastings

FREE BEER: Heavy Seas

This weeks weekly free beer tasting at Octane Coffee sponsored by Hop City features a few beers from Heavy Seas.  The tasting starts at 5:30 and runs to 7:30 pm.  This is a great opportunity to try a few craft beers free of charge without making a financial commitment.

Featured Beers & Taste Expectations

Smoke on the Water – Smoked Porter, 8% ABV.  Smoked malt gives this beer a smoky flavor.  Look for chocolate and dark roasted malts.

Marzen – Octoberfest, 6% ABV.  Caramel sweet malts. Grains, toasted malts with some sweet and some hop bitter.

Red Sky at Night – Saison, 7.5% ABV.  Wheat malts.  Spicy – rosemary, clove, banana.  Sweet candi sugar.  Some nutty flavor.

Loose Cannon – IPA, 7% ABV.  Delicious IPA offering by Heavy Seas.  Grapefruit and piney hops.  Caramel malt backbone.  A well balanced American IPA.

Octane Coffee – 7/14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
1009-b Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA