Crawling Through Ponce City Market With Reformation Brewery

Yesterday, I joined Reformation Brewery on a Beer Can Crawl through Ponce City Market. Reformation Brewery, established in 2013, is located in Woodstock, Georgia. It was very nice meeting some of the staff and fans of the brewery. It was a beautiful day to drink great craft beer and explore Ponce City Market at the same time. Our Beer Can Crawl started at one of my favorite places to get a frozen treat, King of Pops!

  
Stop #1 King of Pops

Atlas Redeemed IPA ( 6.8% ABV Notes: Citrus Pine Bitterness & Malt)

Blood Orange Pop

Let me just start by saying that this combination was the best way to start a crawl. With IPA being my favorite type of beer and me being a major King of Pop fan, I was in heaven. The citrus notes of the Atlas Redeemed IPA took the flavors of the Blood Orange Pop to another level. Yummy!!!


Stop #2 Hops Chicken

Chicken Wing
Cadence Reformed Belgian Ale ( 6.9% ABV Notes:  Deep fruit aroma and hints of caramel)

If you’ve never been to Hop’s you should go right now. This place has some seriously good chicken. And with six different sauces you are sure to have a favorite. You can tell just how good the chicken is by the long lines of people waiting for the fried goodness. On this stop Hop’s Chicken was paired with Reformation’s Cadence Reformed Belgian Ale. I really enjoy this with the chicken. You got the hints of fruit and caramel right away. Very tasty!


Stop #3 Jia

Schezuan Peanuts

Atlas Redeemed IPA ( 6.8% ABV Notes: Citrus Pine Bitterness & Malt)

So I’ve never been to Jia,but I will be back very soon. I took a look at the menu and saw more than a few dishes I would like to have. On this stop of the crawl we had the Schezuan Peanuts. Now at first we were like peanuts??? We’re here to have peanuts?? They must be some awesome peanut. And that they were. I couldn’t stop eating them! They were in some sweet, salty, soy tasting sauce. I know it was much more to them than that, but they were really good. They were paired with the Atlas Redeemed IPA.  



Stop #4 Minero

Charcoaled Chicken Taco (unripe mango, lime pickled red onion, cotja, Pallia de Oaxaca)

Stark Refreshed Porter  ( 5.5% ABV Notes: Roasted hints of mild chocolate)

This taco! AMAZING!! For real! It was so much going on in this taco that you just have to slowly eat it to really experience all the flavors properly. One of the best tacos I’ve had! Then comes its pairing, Reformation’s Stark Refreshed Porter. So good. It was my favorite of all the beers. So chocolaty, so rich,  so much flavor. I want one right now!


Stop #5 H& F Burger

Veggie Burger (whole wheat bun, crimini mushrooms, barley, brussel sprout slaw, pepper jack cheese)

Providence Belgian Ale ( 9.2% ABV Notes:  A sweet aroma and citrus finish)

Did you read the Veggie Burger description? Yes, the burger was all that. And some. I’ve had once before and felt the same. It’s just plain delicious. It was paired with the Providence Belgian. Again, another perfect marriage of flavors.

Thank you Reformation Brewery for such a lovely Saturday afternoon. And thanks for the Reformation caps! Goodtimes!!

For more information about Reformation Brewery visit www.reformationbrewery.com.

The look you get when you said you wasn’t on the Reformation Beer Can Crawl.
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Red Hare Brewing Company Root Beer Can Launch 

  
This past Saturday, Atlanta braced for a would be winter storm. Although it was very cold and there were some morning snow flurries, it was definitely not a snow day situation. In fact, over 900 craft beer enthusiast braved the frigid temperatures, to attend Red Hare Brewing Company’s Root Beer Can Launch Party. I was really looking forward to it and was really happy the roads were not at all slippery. 

  
Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent microbrewery located in Marietta, Ga. They started selling beer in 2011 and in the following year, became the first craft beer brewery in Georgia to can their beer. I first became familiar with Red Hare in 2014, when I volunteer at the Red Hare Chase 5k & 15k. That was so much fun and it was my first taste of their craft beer. I became a fan and still am a fan to this day. 

My most favorite is the Watership Brown Ale. It’s just plain good. Today they featured a specialty cask, Jacked Rabbit Coffee Lager, which was so deliciously awesome! Very tasty! Not only is their craft beer great, but they brew a fantastic root beer. And now, it’s available in a can to be enjoyed in the comforts of your own home. Yes!  

 
 
I wound definitely say that the Root Beer Can Launch was a success. It was packed! Everyone was having a grand time. Admission to the launch included a case of root beer, a limited edition root beer glass, limited edition tshirt, 6 beer pours, and a root beer float. Oh! And the incredible sounds of The Real Deal Blues Band! So much awesomeness!!

   
  

 
The Patty Wagon was also on site serving up some good eats to complement the brews. I had the turkey burger. Yummy! 

  
We had a great time! As usual my friend Leslie and I found some cool people to take selfies with! It’s never ever a dull moment with us! 

   
   

Visit www.redharebrewing for more information about the brewery and upcoming event!
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