Calling all brew lovers! Atlanta restaurants are toasting to limited-edition craft drafts, beer events, dinners and parties during the annual Atlanta Beer Week flowing through Saturday, October 26. Whether you live in Midtown, Virginia-Highland or another city patch, plenty of Atlanta's favorite joints want you to "beer" with them for the week's events.
Red Hare Brewing Company hops on the four-course menu at Ford Fry's JCT. Kitchen & Bar on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. Reserve your seat at the table of pairings of buttermilk-marinated fennel and crunchy bread with Long Day Lager; Gangway-battered haddock paired with Gangway IPA; hickory-grilled lamb belly and spicy roasted roots with Watership Brown Ale; and apple tart with malted vanilla ice cream, pumpkin butter and granola paired with Forbidden Fruit. Only $60 per person. For reservations, call 404-355-2252.
Virginia-Highland celebrates at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar with a Fall Harvest Celebration on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30-11 p.m. Sailing to Denver will entertain the ears while à la carte food and Brewery Ommegang beer pairings entertain the palate. Also on the menu are limited-edition beer samplings like Scythe & Sickle, the extremely rare “Game of Thrones” Take the Black Stout and chef Andrew Smith's brew of choice, the the Hennepin.
Pizza pies pair with a different brew for each night of the week at Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs. Ommegang Seduction will be available all week. Other featured picks are New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale on Tuesday, October 22; Mother Earth Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter on Wednesday, October 23; SweetWater Crank Tank on Thursday, October 24; and Terrapin Monk’s Revenge Belgian IPA on Friday, October 25.
No. 246 heats up Decatur on Wednesday, October 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy some Ping-Pong action and hop to the bar for Red Hare specials. One night not enough to drink your favorites? Red Hare appears on the menu at The Optimist in West Midtown to round up the week, including a special IPA "Hoptimist" cask and live music on the patio, on Saturday, October 26.