This Week on Beer Guys Radio

Georgia BeerWe’re talking to Wild Heaven Craft Beers and Cigar City Brewing!  That’s right, we’ve got a 2-for-1 deal for you this week.  We sit down at Wild Heaven’s Avondale Estates brewery with Brewmaster Eric Johnson and special guest Wayne Wambles, Brewmaster of Tampa, FL’s Cigar City Brewing.  Eric and Wayne brewed up a collaboration beer and it sounds amazing, listen in for all the details as they are actually brewing three different variations on the beer and then blending them back together.  We talk with Eric more about how he ended up a brewer, why Wild Heaven is making the move to cans, and about some of the awesome wild and barrel aged beers they’ve got coming up soon.

Next week we’re chatting with Cherry Street Brewing Co-op!  Founder and Brewmaster Nick Tanner will join us in the studio to talk about his awesome brewpub way up north of Atlanta in Cumming, GA.  They’re making some amazing beers and have a great space to hang out and enjoy a pint or five.

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Wild Heaven Craft Beers
We had a great, sunny day to sit on the patio with Wild Heaven brewmaster Eric Johnson and Cigar City brewmaster Wayne Wambles talking beer.


Check out our Beer Events Calendar for a full list of what’s happening across Georgia and Alabama.


Saturday | September 17th

Sunday | September 18th

Tuesday | September 20th

Wednesday | September 21st

Thursday | September 22nd

Friday | September 23rd


Next Saturday there’s a smorgasbord of Oktoberfest parties, Red Brick celebrates their 23rd Anniversary, Conyers Craft Beer fest goes down, Terrapin celebrates the Hop Harvest with a festival, and Slice & Pint releases their JD barrel aged Trippel – and make sure to leave room for Wrecking Bar’s Shrimp Boil on Sunday.  Whew!

Wild Heaven Emmylou
Wild Heaven gave us a sneak peek of their barrel-aged sour, Emmylou, which should be ready for release “soon”.  This blend of Bordeaux barrel-aged beers with Brett and Lacto and refermented with cantaloupe, golden gooseberry, D’Anjou pears, persimmon, and kumquat is one you don’t want to miss.  Light tartness gives way to barrel vanillin, followed by light and fresh cantaloupe and a lime-like finish.  Delicious.


Georgia Craft Beer

  • Red Hare Barrel Aged Sticky Stout 16 oz cans | Barrel aged Oatmeal Stout
  • Second Self Mole Porter cans | Porter with cocoa nibs, chilies, cinnamon, and clove (Brewery release on 09/22)
  • Three Taverns Quasimodo 4-packs | Belgian Quad

Future / Planned Georgia Releases

  • Coastal Empire Kentucky Barrel Espresso Brown Ale | Ale aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels with coffee
  • Jekyll Lager | Lager
  • Savannah River Brewing Co. Dynamite | Brown Ale
  • Savannah River Brewing Co. No Jacket Required | Czech Style Pilsner
  • Savannah River Brewing Co. Savannah River IPA | IPA
  • Savannah River Brewing Co. Westobou | Amber Ale
  • Savannah River Brewing Co. Witty Belgian | Ale brewed with orange peel and coriander
  • SweetWater Squeeze Box | IPA with Grapefruit
  • Terrapin Strawberry Moo-Hoo | Milk Stout with strawberries

Non-Georgia Craft Beer

  • Ballast Point Pumpkin Down | Scottish Ale with Pumpkin
  • Bell’s Octoberfest | Octoberfest
  • Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin | Spiced Pumpkin Ale with Brett
  • Lagunitas Tuberfest | Hoppy Octoberfest
  • Wicked Weed Xibalba | Pumpkin Ale

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