A few weeks ago I went to a cookout in Atlanta, and a friend of a friend who works at a package store told me that they sell out of their weekly allotment of Tropicalia within hours, even though they limit purchases to one six-pack per customer.
He wasn't lying. The AJC recently ran an article about the city's shortage of Athens-based Creature Comforts' flagship IPA. Just another reason to be glad you live in Athens.
The article also includes some interesting insights into the limitations on production that small craft breweries face. As international beer conglomerates buy up crafts, they're able to negotiate better deals with hop growers.
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After a little more than two years, Brixx, the franchise pizza place at the base of the West Washington Street mixed-use parking deck downtown, has closed. Should you have a gift card, other locations will honor it, and there are two in Atlanta. The Athens location has been for sale for a while now, through the Shumacher Group in Atlanta.
The Broad Street Dairy Queen has also closed and will apparently not be renovated into one of those fancy new DQs.
No local DJ is as well-known or well-loved as Mark Weathersby, aka DJ Mahogany, a medical professional by day who spends nearly every weekend spinning funk, soul, disco and more of his favorite sounds at various downtown spots (most frequently Go Bar and Little Kings). So it was a blow to the entire music community when some of Mahogany's equipment was recently ruined after a careless dancer spilled an unidentified beverage all over his setup.
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The only appropriate reaction to the news that Paul's Bar-B-Q, in Lexington, served its last meal this Fourth of July is, "Aw, dang."
Photo Credit: screencap of "The Simpsons."
Very little work or studying probably got done at UGA today as the university's website and internet (now lower case thanks to the AP) access were sluggish and/or completely down.
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As I write this, you’re probably finishing off your first Bloody Mary of the day on this glorious Sunday afternoon. You probably wish it was your third. But don’t expect to be able to get an earlier start anytime soon
House Bill 535, the “Brunch Bill,” has stalled out, killed by our very own Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), the AJC reports.
The bill would give local communities the option to allow restaurants to start serving alcohol at 10:30 a.m., rather than 12:30 p.m., on Sundays.
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Athens brewery Creature Comforts may have run afoul of a law regulating brewery tours, 11 Alive reported Friday.
In a police report, Sgt. Laura Lusk, who is in charge of enforcing alcohol laws for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, said she went to “industry night” at the brewery last month and was given free beer but never offered a tour. (Nice work, if you can get it.) She cited two potential violations: giving away free alcohol and the lack of a tour.
The downtown used bookstore Jackson Street Books has closed after 31 years in business.
The bookstore shared the image below on its Facebook page Sunday night.
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And so it continues... Speakeasy, which found new life early in 2015 with a beautifully revised menu and a new sense of refinement in the kitchen, will close December 31. Owner/chef Patrick Anderson wrote, on its Facebook page:
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