Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!
Beer lovers around the world will raise their glasses tomorrow in celebration of the first annual International IPA Day.
International IPA Day – or #IPADay as you’ll see it called in the Twitterverse – is part of a grassroots movement to bring together brewers, bloggers, and beer enthusiasts through social media. Sean of 2beerguys beer blog writes that the India Pale Ale “represents the pinnacle of brewing innovation with its broad spectrum of diverse brands, subcategories, and regional flavor variations – making it the perfect style to galvanize craft beer’s social voice.” Indeed, the India Pale Ale is made and enjoyed around the world by an incredible variety of brewers, which means that there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fill your glass with something local when you toast to International IPA Day on August 4. Here in Atlanta, many of us will celebrate with a draft or bottle from our very own SweetWater Brewing Company.