The Atlanta Curling Club in partnership with GNCC and USCA, and in celebration of GNCC’s 150th anniversary, held a free mini-tournament for Atlanta craft brewers on August 19, 2017. Reformation Brewery (Woodstock), Blue Tarp Brewing (Decatur), Second Self (Atlanta), Abbey of the Holy Goats (Roswell), Pontoon Brewing (Sandy Springs) and Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta) were able to participate, even though there was a beer festival that day and all of them were ramping up for the September 1st change in laws affecting breweries. (Hooray! You can now purchase beer directly from the breweries!) The event was also live-streamed online.
The evening started off with a learn-to-curl, followed by a mini-tournament to determine the winner, with broomstacking and awards immediately after. The winning brewery received the Brewers’ Cup trophy and would be the Atlanta Curling Club’s official beer of the 2017-2018 season. A cooler full of their beer will be available at every broomstacking for people to try.
Everyone had a ton of fun and we crushed 5 cases of beer during broomstacking (per the recycle bin.)
Reformation Brewery – Set Beer Free!
Winner of the 2017 Brewers’ Cup and the official beer of the Atlanta Curling Club for the 2017 – 2018 season.
Reformation Brewery – 500 Arnold Mill RD, Woodstock, GA 30188
Blue Tarp Brewing
Winner of the “Fan Favorite” category
Next time you’re in Decatur, check out Blue Tarp – Decatur’s first full scale production brewery. They’re coming up on their 5 year anniversary in December. Hours are on their website and you can check them out on Twitter @BlueTarpBrew, Facebook and Instagram.
Blue Tarp – 701 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Second Self – Slip Into Your Second Self
Second Self was founded in 2014 by two Georgia Tech grads with a passion for beer. Conveniently located minutes from the Howell Mill exit on 75, check out their tap room and relax with a beer instead of fighting traffic. Hours and events are on their website, and you can follow them on Twitter @SecondSelfBeer, Facebook and Instagram.
Second Self – 1317 Logan CIR NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Abbey of the Holy Goats – Commune with Your Senses
Instead of starting a goat farm in Maine, founder Kathy Davis decided to brew some beer in Roswell. You can try their award-winning Belgian-style beers at their Roswell tap room. Hours and events are on their website and you can check them out on Twitter @HolyGoatBrew, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Abbey of the Holy Goats – 4000 Northfield Way, STE 800, Roswell, GA 30076
Red Brick Brewing – Drink in Greatness
An Atlanta staple for years, Red Brick produces beer for the Vortex and recently renovated their tap room. Also conveniently located minutes off the Howell Mill exit on 75, they have a weekly Team Trivia night. Check out their website and following them on Twitter @RedBrickBrewing, on Facebook, and on Instagram.
Red Brick – 2323 Defoor Hills RD, Atlanta, GA 30318
Pontoon Brewing – Shades On, Bottoms Up
Pontoon Brewing is about to be Atlanta’s newest permanent addition, currently building their tap room in Sandy Springs with a target opening date in October 2017. Grab some No Pants Pilsner and check out their progress on their website, on Twitter @PontoonBrewing, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Pontoon Brewing – Opening Soon in Sandy Springs just north of the perimeter off of 400.
Thanks again to all of our participants and hope to see everyone back on the ice soon!