It’s a busy weekend for beer events around metro Atlanta.
Tonight at the Tap on Ponce, celebrate the release of Rice Cold IPA, a mash up of a Mexican Lager and an IPA created by brewmasters Mitch Steele of New Realm and Shaun O’Sullivan of 21st Amendment. From 6:30-8 p.m., the dynamic duo will be at the meet-and-greet and tap takeover at Ponce City Market.
On Saturday, Three Taverns in Decatur will celebrate 6 years of “Surpassing the Ordinary” with 45-plus beers on tap, multiple food vendors, live music, and games. Entry includes unlimited beers and a 6th Anniversary glass.
Good Word Brewing in Duluth turns two, and on Saturday the party will get fancy with six different champagne cocktails, caviar service, cigar and bourbon pairings, a wagyu and Japanese whiskey pairing, and, of course, plenty of beer.
Finally, billed as “an immersive music festival experience rooted in duality,” Monday Night Brewing will debut its Over/Under Music Fest at the Garage on Saturday. Expect an eclectic range of artists, including Tennis, Win Butler (of Arcade Fire) and of Montreal from Athens.
Plus, with Monday Night, there has to be a unique beer, so the brewers collaborated with of Montreal to create Orgone Tropics, which is this week’s Beer Pick.
Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta
Limited availability on draft and in 500 ML bottles
The brewers at Monday Night collaborated with of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes to create Orgone Tropics — a mixed culture sour with apricots and peaches. The 6% alcohol ale will be on tap at the Over/Under Music Fest on Saturday, with limited bottles available to-go.
I tasted Orgone Tropics at the Garage last week with brewmaster Peter Kiley and sour brewer Tim McDonnell, who concocted it from a two year-old-plus supply of barrel-aged, mixed culture beers. The result is a fruity, Brett-forward farmhouse-style ale, with aromas of stone fruit and a definite tang on the tastebuds.
I’m not sure what food will be on offer at Over/Under. But at home, I’d pair Orgone Tropics with fresh cheeses and fruit, cured meats, and seafood. Or if possible, sip it while immersed in an orgone accumulator.
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