Summer is nigh. Bring on the beer gardens! – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-06-16 14:16:56 –

Tucker Brewing Company’s spacious outdoor beer garden

Photo by John McDonald

As a young woman, I moved from Paris to Munich. There I had no choice but to learn to drink beer the Bavarian way. Outdoors and in liters. A pretty Parisian wine shipper, where the demi panache (half beer / half sparkling lemonade or fantasy lemon) at the cafe was mainly exposed to beer, I saw in horror. They skillfully negotiated the dangerous landscape of the community table, with patrons swaying and singing, sometimes hitting the table with a mug.

Immediately behind the numerous Paulaner breweries, my apartment was often invaded by the stench of the mash boil process. My German husband took me to various beer gardens. Among them is the magnificent beer garden in English Garden, a rolling park in the center of Munich, and another beer garden on the steep Knockelberg Hill. I went through the river of beer. In the end, I learned to enjoy the cheerfulness. Then I was passionate about the freshness of the Bavarian lager that was drunk under the sky.

I feel that Atlanta should be a great city for this kind of thing. There is a tree. We have a climate. I also have beer now. Elsewhere in the United States, pharmacies (Nashville) and Prost! (Portland, Oregon) is an example of this genre, but Atlanta doesn’t have many true beer gardens like Bavarian that reflect a particular culture or geography. For several years, in the 1980s, the Atlanta Arts Festival was ideal with the right trees and the right fresh air. People drank beer and ate sausages. That was all, and it was great.

It’s one of the few things around here today, one of my favorites, and it’s properly named. Der Biergarten— Located in the tourist area of ​​downtown Marietta Street, it serves straight Bavarian cuisine and excellent German beer in a cheerful outdoor atmosphere. At Avondale Estates, we love heavy outdoor tables, German hops and casual food. Lost Druid, And when at Little Five Point, I’m known to hang out in the enclosed beer garden behind Wrecking bar..

But the greatest hope for fans of this type is a huge campus (8,500 sq ft) built from scratch in the distance of Tucker.It’s pretty stunning to find a family-owned person as you meander through the mundane landscape of warehouses and light industries. Tucker Brewing Company And its stunning beer garden, vast pebbles, and newly planted trees overlooking the outdoor stage. There are also games that are sandboxes for children. There are also a few dogs that the Master is hanging around. Impressed by the easy-to-drink lager and Hefeweizen, my true love is the slow pouring of TKR Pilsner covered in a beautiful foam dome. Food is rarely the main attraction in the beer garden, but it’s nice to have a huge pretzel with beer cheese, spicy sauerkraut balls, and a well-shaped burger. I draw a line on the chickpea schnitzel and plunder the dangerous bratwurst.

Another place that looks a lot like a suitable beer garden is Wood chapel barbecue At Summerhill. In particular, new lights hang overhead, capturing a little noisy romance out on warm days, a sessionable beer in one hand, and a magically delicious plate of pork in front of you.There is also a backyard in a great location companionAdjacent to Bolton’s discreet brick Masonic lodge, which opened in the midst of a pandemic. Hopefully, in the coming years, and now that we’ve gained a lot of experience in eating and drinking outdoors, whether we want it or not, more places will provide us with the cheerfulness and beer culture we deserve. Let’s do it.

This article appeared in the June 2021 issue.

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