We unfortunately couldn’t make the Hop City grand opening party yesterday, but we’re still dern excited about it. Hop City is a specialty beer (and wine) store opening near the new 5 Seasons, across the street from Octane. Owner Kraig Torres will stock 1000 varieties of beer [please raise pinky to corner of mouth now].
Our neck of the woods on Atlanta’s Westside is quickly becoming a beer mecca, as Creative Loafing points out. An interesting note:
The beer will be organized by style rather than brand, like wine, which Torres hopes will encourage people to explore new beers in the style they like, as well as help the staff guide customers to the type of beer they are looking for.
It’s a great idea, and one that more package stores should probably think about implementing. So what did people think of the Hop City grand opening party, which took place at the almost-completed 5 Seasons? We took an informal Twitter poll and got the following responses:
[The grand opening] was spectacular. Such great support from all the regional breweries. Stellar 5 Seasons food. Been waiting for both to open up. (via Kyle)
It was excellent and I can’t wait for 5 Seasons and Hop City to be open and hopping. (via Garrett)
It was well-attended and the beers were good. (via Seth)
It was absolutely amazing. Free beer, free food, free glasses, free t-shirts. (via Nathaniel)
Was anyone else there? Care to add anything?