Heard of the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA? Tragically, it was taken in a bad fire back in June of 2009. Georgia Theatre was an Athens landmark for music. Big bands like REM, David Alan Coe, B-52’S and Widespread Panic have played there.
Terrapin Brewing, stationed in Athens, has announced a series of beers honoring the beloved landmark, and raise money for its rebuild. The series will be called “Terrapin’s Georgia Theatre Sessions,” and will contain 4 beers released over the course of 2010.
Series lineup in order of release —
Iron Tankard Old Stock Ale (MARCH) — Full details of this beer forthcoming, Old Stock Ale commemorates the original iron swimming pool that resided in the building when first built in 1889.
Double Feature Belgian Dubbel (JUNE) — In honor of the building’s conversion to the Elite Theater in 1935. Elite Theater showed its last film —“Brotherhood of Death” in October of 1975. It would not be the last time it was used as a movie theater.
Sound Czech, Czech Pilsner (SEPTEMBER) — Georgia Theatre opened as a music venue from 1977 – 1981. It reopened again as a music venue in 1989 until the fire in June ’09.
Hoptaneous Combustion Imperial IPA (DECEMBER) — Remembering the fire that destroyed the theater.
Each release will be available in 22 oz bottles in limited quantities sold only in Athens and Atlanta. Each of the bomber bottles will be individually boxed. 4 “Golden Tickets” will spread out over these releases. If you are lucky enough to find a Golden Ticket, it will mean you just won a lifetime ticket to the Georgia Theatre when it reopens. Terrapin is also speculating there could be some special goodies for the winners also.
There WILL be special cask events held in both Athens in Atlanta for each beer’s release. Believe me; I will let you know when and where.
Be on the lookout for these beers, and help Terrapin get the Georgia Theatre doors open again…
Check out more on these benefit beers on beernews.org