Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Inman Park is hosting its fourth annual Wild, Wild Beer Festival at noon on Saturday.
The event, which takes place in the pub and Marianna event space, will highlight sour and wild ales brewed in Georgia and feature barrel-aged sour beers made in America and Europe.
Tickets are limited to 300 and include a commemorative tasting glass and all the sour and wild ales you can safely consume. $65: freshtix.com/events/wrecking-bar-wild-wild-beer-festival-2018.
In honor of Wild, Wild Beer Festival, and sour and wild ales everywhere, Wrecking Bar Tampa Timeshare Gose is this week’s Beer Pick.
Tampa Timeshare Gose
Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Atlanta
Available on draft and in 16-ounce cans.
Wrecking Bar’s take on the regional fruited Berliner Weisse style called “Floridaweisse” is a spring seasonal that uses its popular Gose as the base. It’s soured with house lactobacillus culture and salted with a blend of sea salts from Atlanta’s Beautiful Briny Sea.
From there, the beer is dosed with Thai and sweet basil, fermented on grapefruit juice and pulp, and aged on grapefruit zest. The result is a stylistic mash-up that brims with sunny tropical aromas and flavors tinged with briny, spicy, and herbal notes.
Wrecking Bar does a keen, under-the-radar weekend brunch. The Marianna, an open-faced omelette, with house-cured coppa, radish, spicy local greens, shaved fennel, and buttermilk vinaigrette, would make a great match for Tampa Timeshare. And so would one of chef Terry Koval’s seasonal salads.