We love supporting the independent makers in every walk of life, from independent film makers to craft brewers. Conveniently, the Atlanta Film Festival and Taste of Atlanta have teamed up for an evening celebrating both. (Now that’s something we’re mighty obliged to drink to.)
If there’s one thing we love more than helping out a worthy cause, it’s drinking beer. Which is why we’re much obliged to show our support of the craft beer scene, the emerging film scene, and our foodie scene all in one fell swoop. the folks of The Atlanta Film Festival have joined forces with the Plaza Theatre, Callanwolde, Taste of Atlanta, and their league of local brew-smiths and eateries for one evening of decadent, sudsy screenings. The film? Blood, Sweat, & Beer, an independent documentary that showcases that follows the near-explosive growth of the craft beer industry from the perspective of two developing craft breweries, The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company and Shorebelly Brewing Company. You’ll get the chance to watch this flick on the silver screen of the historic Plaza Theatre with a bunch of your beer and film loving friends.
After the film, the gathering will make its move to another notable historic landmark: Callanwolde Arts Center
. There, Taste of Atlanta
will patiently await your arrival with a slew of Georgia’s local brew-smiths, restaurants, and Ale Sharpton
will be waiting for you with a bevy of food and beer pairings to indulge in. Leave it to Taste of Atlanta to get Georgia suds heroes such as Reformation Brewery
, Blue Tarp
, and Second Self
into the same room. Their brews, combined with a slew of different eats from local restaurants (who thus far include Farm Burger, Max Lagers, HobNob, and Max's Wine Dive) that incorporate beer into the food itself, all brought to our tastebuds through expert pairings arranged by Ale Sharpton? Well that’s the making of a fine evening indeed.