Last Thursday, we held a invite-only preview party with Scoutmob to show everyone the new shop, and to highlight some other great local businesses. Our friends at The King of Pops were there with the new KOP truck, and a slew of flavors, including the coffee:POPS. We had Monday Night Brewing’s Fu Manbrew, the Belgian Wit infused with ginger, and Frozen Pints was also there, scooping samples of their beer ice creams. Our friends across the street, and our maker of our delicious sandwiches, 4th and Swift provided sandwich samples. We had live music from national touring and acclaimed singer/songwriter Nathan Angelo, who played a great set to a great crowd out on the amazing deck out front.
I was inside Clever brewing the Batdorf/Kaldi’s “Collabrewation” coffee, as well as offering it over ice. We almost sold out of all the bags we had gotten in earlier in the day. Ponce City Market was on hand, giving folks a look at the model, and full tours of the whole project, which all the folks who toured went crazy over, especially the ones who were on the top when the sun went down. I’ve not gotten to do the tour yet myself, but April got to go, and said it was amazing. I can’t wait till we get to do it, too. The whole project makes me excited, and really will be an Atlanta landmark that’s going to be huge. If you’re around Atlanta, you really should take one of their tours.
The new Ponce City Dancing Goats had it’s official Grand Opening the following day, and I brewed all morning, and came back later that night for the big event, where Bo Mann and I brewed iced Clevers of Collabrewation all night long, non-stop to keep up with it. Aaron and Bryan, two of our roasters, played music all night from their band “The AB Project.” Folks made great use of the deck and rockers all night long, and you could tell it’s going to be a very relaxing space. Friday morning, I had the chance to brew the Collabrewation for one of my favorite local chefs, Richard Blais and his wife, as well as give him a preview of what’s coming with Ponce City Market, and afterwards, he and his wife made great use of the deck, relaxing over coffee and pastries from Holeman and Finch and Duck’s Cosmic Kitchen. It just seems like such a great space to relax.
There’s many more years of relaxing on the deck to come, and I look forward to being a part of it. Stop by there soon and check it out for yourself.