Exciting Projects Underway at the Brewery!

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February 15, 2019

 

Greetings, all!

 

As 2019 goes full steam ahead, we are proud to announce some exciting projects underway. We’re a couple months into our second year, and the brewery is starting to show. Several small batch taproom offerings are nearing completion including an Irish red ale, a few iterations of a saison, a double IPA, some lagers, and a sparkling ale brewed with champagne yeast and local citrus fruit!

Keep your eyes peeled for the release dates for these and other secrets projects in the near future!

 

 (Bourbon Barrel from 13th Colony)

We’ve also been working hard on implementing even more ingredients straight from our farm to your glass and are extremely excited to start our barrel aging program. Our friends from 13th Colony in Americus have supplied us with some of their beautiful, freshly emptied bourbon barrels which we will be using throughout the year to bring some stronger and bolder offerings. We have also procured wine barrels that will facilitate our sour program!

 

These beers take a lot of time and love to create so please bear with us as we let our microbes work their magic to bring you truly unique southwest Georgia beers.

 

Our core beers remain the focus of our brew team, and we appreciate all the support we have gotten throughout the area. We will continue to deliver the great beer that y’all deserve, and look forward to the future of the southwest Georgia beer culture!

(On the left, our own head brewer, Kevin Hilton, and beside him, Brian Whitley of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen in Macon, relaxing after a day spent collaborating on a saison that uses berries from our farm!)

More coming soon.

Cheers!

No Dams Given Ep. 12: Russell Gray (County Commissioner)

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February 11, 2019

Albany Symphony Orchestra: Valued Member of the Collective

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January 29, 2019

This past Sunday, the tasting room here at Pretoria Fields felt like a mead hall from Game of Thrones. Chamber music floated through the wood rafters of this old building, glasses clinked, bellies chuckled, and ears delighted. They’ve done it again!  Albany Symphony Orchestra hosted the second event of their four-part series “Symphony Sunday” at Pretoria Fields this past weekend. For this second Symphony Sunday, the Artifactual String Unit, a trio out of Atlanta, delivered a thought-provoking performance of their own kind of chamber music–one where they experiment and improvise with the traditional technique of chamber music.

 

In the Parliament Room, Farmer Fredo had his bountiful, local produce displayed in a rainbow for the Sunday Pop-Up Farmers Market. Out in the courtyard, kids and dogs ran alongside each other, while the undeniably delicious smell of grilled onions and peppers wafted from Taqueria del Cruz where folks lined up to order tacos, quesadillas, nachos, etc.

 

It takes a collective, and on days like Symphony Sunday, we give the Albany Symphony Orchestra a standing ovation for their tireless efforts to bring a community together through music. The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been a large part of the collective since we opened our doors and tapped our kegs. There are two more Symphony Sundays left this season: February 17 with the Paul Mercer Trio. Paul Mercer is a composer and violinist whose work focuses on the wooden whispers of ancient violas and violins and their hidden melodies. He will be accompanied by ASO principal bass, Gabriel Monticello, and percussionist Paul Stevens. Then April 28, the last Symphony Sunday of the season, with Charlie Meyer and Friends. All Symphony Sundays are free to the public, and  from 2-4.

 

Not only does the Albany Symphony Orchestra host these wonderful free events at Pretoria Fields, they also will be here for their Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 15! We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day from 7-10. Dress up in your most festive attire. For those interested in the VIP experience, pay $75 and get authentic Irish food, a Celtic music performance from ASO, a commemorative pint glass with your first pint free, and happy hour pricing the rest of the night.

 

Check out this great write-up from the Albany Herald! https://www.albanyherald.com/news/local/brewery-patrons-enjoy-symphony-sunday/article_ad6f5647-e8e6-5db6-aa30-9278b004a972.html

Here’s some photos from last year’s St. Patrick’s celebration…

No Dams Given Ep. 10: Dr. Travis Cambell

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January 28, 2019

Notes from the Tasting Room

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January 23, 2019

We’ve got a packed week here in the tasting room! Scroll down to read more about our upcoming events!

Today, January 23 we will hold another TIE DOWN WEDNESDAY presented by Southeastern Flyworks. Join us for a laidback and educational evening where folks are invited to bring their fly kit and tie alongside other fishermen, share stories and tips, ask any questions, or simply, just to watch! Don’t miss this free event tomorrow afternoon starting at 6.

Thursday, January 24 will be another night to belt it out at KARAOKE W/ MARK from 7-9! Mark’s been the Karaoke King of the Good Life City for some time now. Come join the fun!

Friday, January 25 SUNDOWNER MOTEL will serenade the tasting room with their wide array of songs and genres. Music starts at 7. DUSTY’S GARLIC COVE Food Truck will be set up by 6. Seriously delicious food!

Come on down to the tasting room on Saturday and Sunday where Farmer Fredo will set up another VIBRANT pop-up FARMER’S MARKET! Fresh produce like eggs, fresh peas, greens, citrus, and tomatoes will be available for purchase.

Sunday, January 27, ALBANY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents SYMPHONY SUNDAY @   Pretoria Fields! This will be the second installment of ASO’s Symphony Sundays at Pretoria Fields! Join us Sunday from 2-4 as the Artifactual String Unit of ASO delivers a free and delightful performance.

Monday, January 28, BEER and HYMNS from 6:30-8:30! Come listen, sing, drink, and eat! DUSTY’S GARLIC COVE will be back to serve up her wonderful recipes!

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Kids and Dogs welcome!

Please call us at 229-518-1770 with any questions.

Thank you all for your ongoing support and interest. We hope to see you this week!

-The Collective