We’ve collaborated with Edgar Allan to announce our first annual JOGGER 5k event on Saturday, July 9. Jogger blends together art walks, running, craft beer, and schwag within a short but sweet route in West Midtown Atlanta. The race will trek along The Goat Farm Arts Center, West Side Provisions District, and streets. Along the way you’ll be able to enjoy artwork from BlackCatTips, JoeKingATL, sQuishiepuss, evereman, sad stove, and others. We wanted the true soul of Atlanta to run through our 5k just as much as your very own sneakers and short shorts. Once you finish at the brewery, you’ll get a custom pint glass and 3 12oz beers.
This race isn’t meant to bring a competitive edge to running, but rather a communal gathering where we can share our love of fitness, art, craft beer, and southern humidity together during a single event.
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!
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.
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