Atlanta will soon show a little root beer love at Rootbeerapallooza 2013. Whether you’re a root beer aficionado, home brewer or are just looking for something different to do on a Thursday night, this event will be right up your alley.
At this community event on May 16, learn about how root beer is made and participate in a grand swap. Guests are invited to seek out the most unusual brews they can find and bring a six-pack to trade.
Sample products from Wisconson’s Sprecher Brewery, Miller’s Artisan Sodas, a limited edition coffee root beer and a special root beer pop from King of Pops.
During the event, home-brewing hopefuls will go head-to-head in a competition that will be judged by Jeremy Miller (STK), Suzanne Vizethann (Buttermilk Kitchen) and chef Zeb Stevenson.
A suggested $5 donation to Staplehouse will be accepted in lieu of admission. Jen Hidinger will be in attendance to provide an update about the restaurant’s progress.
Those who make the donation will be given a raffle ticket for prizes from Alton Brown, Atlanta Movie Tours and many local restaurants including Buttermilk Kitchen, Iberian Pig, Double Zero Napoletana, Fifth Group Restaurants, and Sprig.
7-9 p.m. May 16. Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, 1530 Carroll Dr. N.W., Atlanta.
Where will you get your root beer for the swap?
– by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog