Picks in metro Atlanta for American Craft Beer Week 2018

American Craft Beer Week, May 14-20, begins today, with celebrations at breweries, beer bars, bottle shops and restaurants all across the country.

Here are a few notable events around metro Atlanta this week:

Allagash’s Jason Perkins at the Tap on Ponce May 14 — Share a beer with Allagash brewmaster Jason Perkins tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Ponce City Market, including rare and wild ales and special bottle selections. https://www.atthetap.com. 

Southeastern Showcase at the Porter Beer Bar May 14 — Kicking off tonight in L5P with a Southeastern tap takeover featuring Creature Comforts, Three Taverns Green Bench, Burial, Red Brick and more. http://www.theporterbeerbar.com. 

Cherry Street tap take over at Brick Store Pub May 17 — Continuing a roster of American Craft Beer Week events with a tap takeover of Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative's beers and other delights. http://www.brickstorepub.com. 

15th Annual East Atlanta Craft Beer Festival May 19 — Once again under the oaks and maples at East Atlanta's Brownwood Park, with a sampling of more than 200 craft beers this year. https://www.freshtix.com/events/east-atlanta-beer-festival-2018.

Scofflaw “Art of the Beer” exhibition May 19 — An exhibition at the Westside brewery “featuring the creative, rebellious and provocative works of craft beer artists,” free during tasting room hours, plus DAS BBQ food truck. https://scofflawbeer.com.  

And in honor of American Craft Beer week, today’s special Monday edition Beer Pick is Second Self Make IPA Great Again.

Credit: Second Self.

Beer Pick

Make IPA Great Again

Second Self Beer Co., Atlanta

Available on draft and in cans


A satirical beer with a message from Second Self cofounders Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle, who created the “throwback double IPA as an homage to the bitter and clear IPAs that inspired them to start brewing over a decade ago.”

It's brewed with with dank, resiny blend of Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Simcoe hops, giving it classic American pine and citrus notes with a unreconstructed bitter finish.

Pair with

Second Self says Make IPA Great Again is “best enjoyed on the golf course or while browsing Twitter on Stormy nights,” and suggests pairing it with well-done steak with ketchup, taco bowls, Russian dressing, and anything off the dollar menu.



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