There are two big anniversaries this weekend where beer will be the life of the party.
Thinking Man Tavern in Decatur celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday at 6 p.m., with a lineup of special craft beers, cask tappings, giveaways and retro pricing.
Owners Carl Rappold and Hunter Franklin met at nearby Druid Hills High School and went on to work at pubs like Melton’s App & Tap before opening Thinking Man in 2003.
Since then, their easygoing little place has become neighborhood favorite, distinguished by serving only American-made beer, wine, spirits and food.
537 W Howard Ave, Decatur, 404-370-1717, thinkingmantavern.com
Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Inman Park celebrates its second anniversary all weekend, beginning today, featuring all sorts of good stuff owner/brewer Bob Sandage has been stashing away in kegs and barrels all year.
Sandage and his wife Kristine extensively renovated a historic house near Little Five Points to open a brewpub in the basement and an event space on the main floor in 2011. Recently, they added a few new things for the party.
“We have upped our tap systems to 28 taps and have a lineup of 36 total beers planned,” Sandage says. “We have a few sessionable beers as well as our standard offerings. But, the real kicker is that 24 out of 36 are high gravity and/or barrel aged. Please consider a taxi, designated driver, or a sleeping bag.”
292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, 404-221-2600, wreckingbarbrewpub.com
— Bob Townsend, for the Food and More blog.