Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Roswell store will be a part of the Starbucks Corp. test for beer, wine and "premium" food sales.
UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:03 a.m. - The new concept officially opened at the Mansell Starbucks on Friday, Oct. 19. It was the chain's first store to begin selling beer, wine and small plates in Georgia and on the East Coast. Following an announcement this past January that it would begin to sell beer and wine at certain metro Atlanta locations, Starbucks was granted and alcohol license by the city of Roswell last Thursday, reports several media outlets. The Mansell Road location is one of three Atlanta area stores to be a part of the company's test run at selling beer, wine and "small plates," according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The alcohol sales will start during the afternoon at 2 p.m., beginning this fall. "I think it's a…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Chill out at a German bierfest, brewery tour, tomato festival, Riesling tastings and more during this hot, muggy month.
Ugh. Those soggy, hot August Dog Days are upon us. Normally, this is the time that “get-up-and-go” activities fall off to almost nothing except for school starting and temperatures soaring up to the high 90s. Not so for this August. No one needs sunscreen in an air conditioned room. Opportunities abound to sip and savor your favorite beers, wines, and spirits. There is so much to do and so little time! From the South’s largest German Bierfest to the promise (maybe) of a La Tomatina festival tomato fight, the list goes on and on and on. Folks bus to VIP brewery tours; executives from Italy, Oregon, California and Spain are visiting offering wines. There are celebrations for delicious craft beers and a new growler shop opening - even wine …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Red, White & Blue festivities lead off month filled with barbecue, beer, wine and more. Oh, and there's a local running of the bulls.
Starting with the July 4th week’s Red, White & Blue Pub Crawl and two holiday parties featuring barbecue, beer, bluegrass and wine, this month's calendar of wine, beer, and spirits tastings offer opportunities to sample a little of everything. Brew Master Bobo, a Catholic monk from Belgium, comes to town. There's a Sour Beer festival and a Christmas in July party as well as an “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and the “Wine Wars." Also planned are a beer dinner in an authentic English-style cask ale pub along with three super wine tastings set for July 21, July 26 and July 27. Foodies everywhere are licking their lips for the start of Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. There is a local celebration of the Spanish running of the bulls. July 1…
Friday, June 1, 2012
The craft beer market will open on South Atlanta street during mid-July.
The craft-beer haven Ale Yeah! is opening a second location in Roswell this summer, according to Creative Loafing. The store - a craft beer market serving ales and lagers from around the world - has had a location for under two years in Decatur, but is set to expand and conquer Roswell as well, come mid-July, the magazine reports. The store will be located at 408 South Atlanta Street in Roswell. For a Q & A with Ale Yeah! owner, Eddie Holley, check out the Creative Loafing article.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with Irish whiskey, Peru's Pisco Sour, BBQ, Beer & Bourbon, Naked Wines and more.
March is the month for that favorite party, the time we celebrate Saint Paddy who chased the snakes out of Ireland and converted the heathen. But March 2012 is a month of much more. There are craft beers to seriously contemplate, Pisco Sours to sip in honor of Peru, the High Museum of Art’s magnificent wine tastings and auction, orgasmically grown wines to try. It all starts this weekend with a fine fest celebrating beer, barbecue, babes,and bourbon although not necessarily in that order. Check out some of these tastings throughout the metro area. March 3, from noon-6 p.m. on that Saturday, Daisy Duke and The Boots Girls will be dancing while you taste it, sip it and pork it, all to live music at Atlantic Station at the Atlanta Beer, …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Roswell City Council passed an ordinance allowing the sale of alcohol "by the package" on a Sunday, but final determination is now in the hands of voters.
Those dark and lonely beer and wine aisles at your local grocery store could soon see more foot traffic on Sundays given last night’s unanimous approval by the Roswell City Council to put the issue of “Sunday sales” on the November ballot. Following the state’s new code giving individual municipalities the ability to decide whether or not Sunday alcohol sales should be allowed, the council went forward with a city ordinance that is now contingent upon the approval of local residents. On November 8, Roswell voters will have the power to approve the long-contested issue: to purchase or not to purchase alcohol on a Sunday. If passed by referendum the ordinance would allow anyone over the age of 21 to purchase alcohol “by the package” within …