Two of craft beers most talented brand builders and innovators, Jeremy Cowan and Rob Tod, will be in Atlanta the next few days.
Cowan, founder of Shmaltz Brewing Co. and author of the hilarious and insightful new book, “Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah” (Malt Shop, $16.99), is on the kind of book tour that allows him to hang out in bars and drink beer.
Here’s where to look for him:
November 13, 5-7 p.m. at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave N.E., Atlanta, manuelstavern.com. Cowan will do a book reading and signing, and several Shmaltz beers will be on draft. The event is cosponsored by A Cappella Books.
November 13, 7:30 p.m. at Brick Store Pub, 125 East Court Square, Decatur, brickstorepub.com. Tapping some new, rare and cellared beers, including, HeBrew Hop Manna IPA and the Twains/HeBrew Collaboration, the Last Twaltz imperial brown ale.
November 14, 4-6 p.m. at Hop City, 1000 Marietta Street, hopcitybeer.com. Cowan will do a book signing.
November 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Jewish Book Festival, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, atlantajcc.org. Cowan will join author David Javerbaum for a book reading, which will be accompanied with a Shmaltz beer tasting.
Rob Tod, the founder of Allagash Brewing Co., will be around for a celebration at the Brick Store’s Belgian Bar.
November 14, 5 p.m. Brick Store Pub, 125 East Court Square, Decatur, brickstorepub.com. Several rare cellared beers will be tapped, as well as some rare Allagash beers, as the Brick Store rolls out 200 new vintage bottles on the cellar menu.
— Bob Townsend, AJC Drink blog