Beer. From Georgia.

GAHopsIt’s a wonderful time in Georgia.  We have an explosive growth rate for beer brewers in the state and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down.  In celebration, I’m going to do my best to go the entire month of March drinking beers exclusively from breweries in the state of Georgia.  So far I’m off to a good start, having gone to the Secret Stash Bash in Atlanta where several local breweries showed up.

The Georgia Craft Beer Fest is March 22 (the FIRST ANNUAL, by the way) and there are already 25 breweries committed to showing up.  To tell the truth, I couldn’t name 25 of them. I think that may be dangerously close to 100% participation.  Last time I looked, the Brewers Association counted 63 breweries in Georgia, and over half of them were breweries in planning.  Enough said.

However, off the top of my head here are the Georgia breweries I’m aware of:

That’s 16.  I’m ashamed of myself that I may be forgetting 9 of my own state’s breweries. Of course, there’s no brewery around my part of the state.  If there were one to start, I’d be the one to start it.  There are many decisions to make…

I, subject to allotted time, will be updating this list with Georgia Craft Breweries as I come across them.  I hope to see all of them at the Georgia Craft Beer Fest in a few weeks.

Updates:

If you know of a brewery in Georgia I haven’t mentioned here yet, please let me know!  You can find me on Twitter or just put one in the comments!

Arcade Brewery Launches Its First Label Design Challenge

I received an e-mail from Lance Curran at Arcade Brewery today:

For Immediate Release

Arcade Brewery, a soon-to-open Chicago craft brewery, recently launched their first Public Brew challenge; a crowdsourced beer line. The Public Brew series engages Arcade Brewery’s community to help create aspects of the beer from naming the beer, label design, and even suggestive aspects of recipe formulation. The first Public Brew will be a Scotch Ale.

Arcade Brewery recently polled their community for beer names on their Facebook page. More than 150 submissions were reduced to 7 finalists and over 470 votes determined the Scotch Ale’s future name: William Wallace Wrestle Fest.

Arcade Brewery is now accepting label design submissions for the newly named beer through March 15th, 2013. The artist of the winning design will be awarded $300 and have their design printed as the beer’s label. More information on the label designchallenge can be found at http://www.arcadebrewery.com/forum/design-challenge/

Arcade Brewery will also be launching 6 Pack Stories (a comic across 6 bottles of beer)  his summer. 6 Pack Stories is written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Thor, Wolverine) and  designed by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, Venom, Fear Agent, Deadpool)

Please feel free to email info@arcadebrewery.com with questions or for more details on the challenge.

Cheers!