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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

Tomato Mania!

One of the best things about living in the south is our wide use of delicious tomatoes. Currently 100% of the heirloom tomatoes at The Porter are from our garden in Inman Park! And we have made good use of them! We have made green tomato jam and we have The Porter’s BLT with garden basil mayo, and of course the mouth-watering tomato salad with tomato mousse!

Toe-may-toe or toe-mah-toe… either way, you’ll want to get your fill of these gems while they’re in season.

A Rare Southern Treat: Scuppernongs

Fall is in the air and scuppernongs are in season! These delicious thick-skinned green grape like fruits, are sweet and fragrant. Though we are getting a handful from The Porter’s Garden, we are mostly getting our suppernongs from Farmer Jeff just outside Atlanta. Currently they are featured on our house smoked trout sandwich and in an arugula salad.

Stop by to enjoy this rare treat before it is gone for the year!

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!