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The Porter announces Squurtz, a food on draft concept!

Nick Rutherford is branching from The Porter Beer Bar into a quick casual concept called Squurtz. Squurtz, which will be opening in July 2014 at 650 Bishop St on the Westside, is a food on draft concept. “Juice bars are just so in right now” says Nick Rutherford, “I felt food on draft was the next logical step.”

Menu items will include: Fried Chicken Puree, Beef Stroganoff Slurp, Brisket Slurry, Meatloaf Mushy, For an extra $1 you can have your Squurt topped with gravy.

“We are currently working with a designer for the 2 compartment cups that all food items will be served in with combining straws.” said Nick. “The concept is the dinner items are best combined with one other item such as a drink like southern style sweet tea, or something more substantial like suckable potatoes or liquid rice-a-roni.”

Joining Nick on Squurtz team is Grant Fieri (no relation to Guy). Grant will be the Prime Operations Official President or P.O.O.P. Grant’s previous experience includes working at Jamba Juice and .  Nick Rutherford worked at Seeger’s, a five star restaurant In Buckhead before opening The Porter Beer Bar in 2008. “I think Squurtz will really bring me back to my roots in fine dining I mean the technology required and the flavors available to put on draft are limitless”

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Goodbye Dale, Hello La Calavera!

It’s with a heavy heart that we say good bye to Dale Ralston, who had been with us through thick and thin for the last five and half years! Dale started as a server in September 2008  and became a manager after 3 months. She has kept our spirits high and our sides hurting with her fabulous sense of humor. She is the artist behind our chalkboards and email newsletters. Dale will be greatly missed at The Porter Beer Bar.

The only thing keeping us from crying is that Dale is leaving to open her very own awesome bakery called La Calavera with her husband, Eric Arillo.  It will be at 747 East College Avenue near Avondale in Decatur! They are shooting to open in March, but keep upto date with their fabulous website: http://lacalaverabakery.wordpress.com/

Dale and Eric (who is also the baker) have been selling bread at local farmers markets for two years now and are ready to get serious with their very own storefront. We wish them the best of luck!

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Holidays are coming!

We will having the following Holiday Hours coming up!

Regular Menu and Full Bar Available during Holidays Hours.

Thanksgiving open 5pm-12 midnight

Christmas Eve 11:30am-6pm

Christmas Day 5pm-12 midnight

New Years Eve 11:30am- 2:30am

New Year’s Day 11am-12 midnight

 

Don’t forget about our annual glassware sale kicking off on Black Friday, November 29th and going through Sunday December 1st!

Hanukkah is early this year, so we moved up Christmas vs. Hanukkah to Friday November 29th. Come out for a fabulous He’Brew tap  line up vs. Belgian Christmas beers!

Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta

We got Reader’s Pick for Best Bar Food and Editor’s Pick of Best Beer Bar!

Getting ready for 5 Years!

Can you believe it? 5 years!! It’s gone so fast and yet I feel like we’ve been here forever. I am proud to say we still have 6 original employees, who have been with us for 5 years! That’s 17% of 35 total employees! not bad for a beer bar!

So what has changed in 5 years?

We went from 19 drafts to 44!

We’ve gone from 100 bottles to over 800!

We added the vintage list and our fabulous private beer cellar!

We’ve been the best beer bar in the country in 2012 & 2011 according to ratebeer.com!

We’ve been a semi-finalist for Best Bar Program by James Beard foundation in 2012 & 2013!

And in 2013 we were featured on The Layover w/ Anthony Bourdain!

It’s been a good five years and with luck we will be looking at another good give years ahead!

Cheers!

Molly & Nick

P.S. Just for fun is our opening draft list below:

Allagash White                                        Portland, ME         12oz/5%                   $4.00

coriander and orange with a creamy body

Wyder’s Dry Raspberry Cider          Canada             12oz/5%             $3.00

fruity nose, tart fresh raspberry flavor, the perfect farewell to summer

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale                          Athens, GA            16oz/7.4%                $3.75

mellow pale ale with subtle rye flavor and a touch of hops

SweetWater 420 (Extra Pale Ale)       Atlanta, GA           16oz/5.4%                $3.75

an Atlanta classic, hoppy, but balanced

Weyerbacher Hops Infusion                Easton, PA             12oz/6.2%                $3.00

nice citrus upfront, with grass in the middle and earth in the finish

He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.       Saratoga, NY         12oz/10%                 $5.00

copper/red color, citrusy hops with toffee finish

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA              Milton, DE             12oz/6%                   $4.00

spicy citrus with conifer notes, heady nose

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA              Milton, DE             12oz/9%                   $5.00

dark for an IPA, with a dried fruit richness to balance the intense grapefruit hops

La Chouffe                                                Belgium                 .3L/8%                     $6.00

opaque golden color, touch of cinnamon with stone fruit flavors

Delirium Tremens                                  Belgium                 .25L/9%                   $6.00

golden yellow, banana bread in a glass!

St. Bernardus Abt 12                            Belgium                 .25L/10.5%              $6.00

soft and warm at first like a chocolate kit kat, but with a roar like a lion

Terrapin Indian Brown Ale                 Athens, GA            16oz/6.2%                $3.75

chestnut colored, hops cut the richness

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter    Frederick, MD       12oz/7.8%                $5.00

black in color, but sweet like cream n’ sugared coffee

Highland Oatmeal Porter                    Asheville, NC         16oz/5.8%                $4.50

black with hints of chocolate, touch of hops

Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti               Denver, CO            16oz/9.5%                $5.25

oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee (did we mention delicious?)       

Brasserie des Rocs Triple Impériale Belgium                          .3L/10%                 $7.00

dates, milk chocolate with plum finish

Spaten Optimator                                  Germany                           12oz/7.2%                $3.75

doppelbock goodness, dark with roasty malt flavor

Uinta XIV Anniversary Barley Wine    Salt Lake City, UT   12oz/9.8%             $4.00

burnt caramel, dried fig, toffee notes

Weyerbacher Autumn Fest                 Easton, PA             12oz/6.1%                $4.00

amber color, cinnamon caramel malts, restrained

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Hey Y’all,
In case you haven’t heard The Porter is participating in the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival for the 2nd time! This is an amazing foodie event that benefits Georgia Organics! There are sooo many great restaurants involved and it’s at the stylish White Provisions Complex on Howell Mill Rd. All the restaurants work with a local organic farmer to make amazing tomato themed dishes and there are also mixologists with tomato themed cocktails! It is a great time for everyone! You can buys your tickets here:

https://www.xorbia.com/e/gao/killertomato2013

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 21st!

Cheers,
Molly & Nick

Cookbook coming in 2014!

Hello All! We wanted to announce that in Summer of 2014 we will be publishing The Porter Beer Bar Cookbook! It will have recipes for all our favorite specials, plus the regular menu and some of Nick’s fancy stuff that he makes for Beer Dinners. We will also include a little history about The Porter and how we opened along with a few funny stories of lessons we learned along the way. We will keep you updated as we go, so stay tuned!

Cheers,

Molly & Nick

Need a private space for a small event?

Book the Porter’s Beer Cellar! It seats upto 30 and all you have to do is spend a minimum of $500! Super easy!

Check out the details at http://www.theporterbeerbar.com/be-merry/beer-cellar-rental/

or email Joe to book! joe@theporterbeerbar.com

 

Where the Wild Beers Are Week 3

thanks for watching!

Cheers,

Molly

New Years Video Blog

Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVMPYel1ShA&context=C3df6526ADOEgsToPDskKy15KXY7qBYkrOccv9Z3jS

And Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Molly

Welcome to The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta’s premier beer bar located in the heart of Little 5 Points. With an extensive menu of over 430 beers, there is ample reason for beer lovers to keep coming back! Voted Best Bar Food by Creative Loafing, The Porter Beer Bar offers a variety of excellent beers, and excellent food as well. Rated highly by BeerAdvocate, Draft Magazine, The Porter Beer Bar has earned recognition among beer enthusiasts nationwide.
The Porter Beer Bar offers a variety of special events from beer tastings and festivals, to classes and themed dinners. In addition to its exceptional beer menu, the Porter Beer Bar showcases a full cocktail menu, along with many unique wine, whiskey and liqueur options. The Porter Beer Bar serves lunch and dinner every day, as well as a special Sunday “Hair of the Dog” Brunch menu. Specials are updated daily!