Whoa. So THAT happened. Prom 2016 was a huge success. Thanks to all who came out! Feel free to steal photos of yourself if you see them below. What should next year’s theme be?
We have a few special tour notes for you:
Saturday 11/14: Georgia Beer Day
All tours will be $18, $5 of which will be donated to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild to fight for fair legislation for breweries in Georgia. Each tour attendee will receive a brewery tour, a pint glass, 6 complimentary beer tasting tickets, and a 6-pack to take home. It’s a great deal for a great cause!
Monday 11/16: Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt Launch
In addition to our normal 5:30-7:30pm tour, we are doing a separate tour from 8:00-9:30pm to launch the 2015 Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt. This will be pre-purchase only, given limited availability. Tour attendees will receive a brewery tour, a gold-rimmed Black Tie Series pint glass, a free 16oz pour of ’15 Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, and 2 22oz bottles to take home – one ’14 and one ’15. NOTE: People can only take one of these tours, they cannot take both. In addition. we’re celebrating our launch of custom Lion’s Thread neckties at both tours!
Tuesday 11/17: Closed for Private Event
So… don’t come.
Our top priority is (and always has been) making awesome beer for awesome people, but creating a cool and comfortable environment where those awesome people can enjoy our brews is pretty high up there too. The Monday Night Brewing tasting room has been a beer-lovers’ mecca since we opened our own brewery just over two years ago, and while a lot of thought was put into the design of the space before we ever opened our doors, there’s always room for improvement. So, if you haven’t been by recently, here’s what we’ve done to make our tasting room even better.
Shortly after we opened up, we put once-intern-but-now-sales-gal Zoe to work decorating two giant chalkboards to hang above the bar to tell people about our four beers. It wasn’t long before four beers turned to five, which quickly grew to ten, and soon those two chalkboards were falling down on the job (not literally though, that would be dangerous). And as we’ve been getting busier, we realized that there needed to be a better way to let you guys know which beers were on tap, and where. So to make it easier to figure out which line to get in at the bar, we’ve drawn new chalkboards (thanks, Zoe!) for each beer that hang over whichever tap that beer is being poured from. Less confusion, faster lines, better experience! Plus, it’s pretty.
The guys really thought out the design of the tasting room when they renovated our old warehouse into the functional space it is today. Building the main bar to open up to the patio in addition to the indoor part of the tasting room is an awesome (and super useful) feature of the space. But with the recent upswing in temperatures, our patio has become busier than ever, so to help alleviate the lines at our main bar, we’ve added a custom-built outdoor bar with eight more taps. It’s not up and running quite yet, but will be very very soon.
Our patio is amazing during the warm months, but our guests (and employees, if we’re being real here) want to be able to enjoy it during the cooler months too. We noticed over the last two winters that a couple of fire pits that needed constant tending weren’t cutting it during the winter, so we’ve run gas lines the length of the patio. We added a gas starter to one of the fire pits, and we have hook ups for standing propane heaters. We’re sure they’ll be a welcome addition once the temperatures drop.
You’ve set the date. You found the perfect venue and you’re narrowing down the rest of your vendors. There are a ton of factors that go into producing an event, but have you considered all of the ways you can personalize your party? Adding branding to your venue and decor is a great way to make your guests feel special and to make your event truly memorable.
Everyone’s seen monogrammed cocktail napkins, but did you know that they’re one of the most cost effective ways to personalize your event? Websites like Zazzle.com offer fully customizable napkins (along with about a million other personalized products) for as little as $25 a box.
If you’ve been to our tasting room, you’ve probably noticed the “Weekends Are Overrated” light projection on the reclaimed wood wall. This projection is totally customizable–websites like TheGobo.com allow you to buy a personalized disc that we can install for your event! If this is something you’re interested in, make sure you talk to your venue manager about the size specs for their Gobo projector before you order anything.
Custom Pint Glasses
At Monday Night Brewing, souvenir pint glasses for your guests are part of the event rental package, and (spoiler alert!) they too can be customized. Even if your venue doesn’t offer take home glassware, personalizing a pint glass or mason jar is a great way to brand your event and make your guests feel super duper special.
Projectors and Slideshows
Last but definitely not least, taking advantage of an in-house projector is a great way to make the space your own. Whether you’re going full-blown embarrassing baby pictures at a rehearsal dinner or using a slideshow of logos to thank your corporate sponsors, a built in A/V system is one of the easiest ways to personalize a venue for your event.
Monday Night Brewing is officially a whiny toddler, thanks to your support. We turned 3 this August and threw a great party to celebrate it – Aptly named Tie Three On.
If you weren’t able to join, here’s what you missed:
- Tie Three On – a 5% rye saison with Nelson Sauvin hops
- Craft beer cocktails by Atlanta mixologists Arianne Fielder and Alex Sher (with the ever-delicious Clyde May Whiskey)
- The opportunity to play on a $4500 ping pong table provided by Venture Shuffleboard
- The Howling Tongues and Paving Gravy on the strings and drums
- A pig roast and low country boil from Bone Lick BBQ
- 2013 Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, among other drinkable surprises
We’re excited to bring back the Westside 10, a 10K/10-mile run (you choose) completely in Westside Atlanta. The race ends at the brewery, so that ain’t too bad.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 13. Register now – we sold out last year and odds are we will sell out again this year. From Oct 1 – Nov 1, you can also register in person at Big Peach Running Co.
December 13, 2014
8:00am 10Miler Start, 8:10am 10K Start
- HILLY & CHALLENGING COURSE THROUGH ATLANTA’S WESTSIDE BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
- MNB10 WESTSIDE RUNNERS GIFT BOX FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
- AWARDS FOR TOP 25 MALES & TOP 25 FEMALES IN THE 10MILER & 10K
- POST RACE BEER TASTING (21 & OVER), MUSIC, LOCAL FOOD
- SOUVENIR PINT GLASS
Wedding season is starting to wind down and if you’re like me, your Facebook feed is a wall of wedding ceremony/reception pics. Unfortunately, most of these weddings are going to end up the same way (woah reader, I’m not talking about divorces, you need to stop being so cynical), with a party at a hotel. Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of great parties have happened at a hotel. However, if you’re looking for a more unique venue for your big day, a Brewery Wedding at Monday Night Brewing is an excellent option.
Cash Rules Everything Around Me — Wu-Tang Clan
Cost is always going to be relevant to picking a wedding reception venue. Lucky for you, the cost to rent out Monday Night’s awesome Brewery won’t break the bank. Our prices are a steal when compared with other high-quality venues.
Brewery Wedding: Little Perks for your Big Day
- Games: If your big day includes kids or kids at heart, the Brewery is ready for that. We have custom made cornhole sets and a shuffleboard table to keep guests of all ages entertained.
- Schwag: Private Event packages include a Monday Night Brewing glass for all guests to take home. You can even get custom glasses made and add a personal touch like Steph and Jeff did.
- Engaging Experiences: Getting folks engaged with the venue will bring an added entertainment value for your guests. Our experienced events staff will be able to tell your guests all about the brewery’s history and beers.
Wide Open Spaces
Of course, the most important aspect of any wedding/reception venue is the space itself. The Monday Night Brewery has an open floor plan with an industrial aesthetic. This design is great for anyone seeking a more contemporary vibe for their wedding. The Open floor plan also lends itself to redecoration.
“If it’s really good, you’re gonna need a bigger room” — The White Stripes
Being in a crowded room isn’t everyone’s jam. At Monday Night, you won’t be crammed into one room the whole evening. Most folks choose to make the tasting room the main attraction and use the outdoor patio as an area to chillout and lounge. You’ll also have the opportunity to check out the production area on a brewery tour.
If a Brewery Wedding sounds like the right fit for you, head over to our Private Tours and Events page for more info on pricing and availability.