I must say that I had an amazing time for the Fourth of July thanks to the Georgia Aquarium’s Red White & Brew beer tasting. I’ve been to the Georgia Aquarium before but I’ve never had the opportunity to check out their Oceans Ballroom where the the tasting took place. It’s quite the impressive venue, it’s ginormous and you get to view beluga whales, whale sharks, and other sea creatures thanks to two huge viewing windows. Since there are no windows in the ballroom and you have the two viewing windows you almost get the feeling that you’re underwater which is pretty cool. But on to the booze…
There were about 40 to 50 different breweries and companies on hand at Red White & Brew to fill our glasses. You had local favorites like Sweetwater Brewing Company on top of the other more well known companies like Bud Light. But my personal favorite from the evening was Kona Brewing Company’s Koko Brown Nut Brown Ale. It’s a brew with a touch of toasted coconut so you know I was in Lushworthy heaven. On top of that Kona Brewing is based out of Hawaii’s Big Island so I felt a tad bit cooler sampling a brew that’s quite literally made in paradise.
And what’s brew without good food and great music? On top of sampling the various beers available, guests were also treated to a BBQ buffet which consisted of pork sliders, cole slaw, hot dogs, and other Fourth of July favorites. Throughout the evening Atlanta’s beloved Yacht Rock Revue provided us with a few throwback tunes and to conclude the night we all headed to the top floor of the aquarium’s parking deck for an amazing view of the Centennial Olympic Park firework show.
If you’re bummed about missing out on Red White & Brew (which you should be) then I highly suggest that you mark your calender for November 8th. That’s when the Georgia Aquarium will be hosting their seventh annual Aqua Vino wine tasting and I heard that it’s quite the epic event. So don’t say I didn’t warn ya!