Tallahatchie on Tap, the North Mississippi beer tasting event formerly known as New Albany on Tap, is coming up Sept. 21 Following the success of the event on the Tallahatchie Riverbank last year, organizers in New Albany have decided to make that their permanent event space and call the event Tallahatchie on Tap. All proceeds will be donated to the Trailhead Plaza fund to support the creation of a small public trailhead space and purchase bike racks for downtown New Albany.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sugaree’s Bakery for $20 or at the event for $25. The ticket price covers a commemorative beer glass, beer sampling and food provided by Tallahatchie Gourmet and Sugaree’s Bakery.
Here’s a press release with more details:
New Albany, MS – 8/28/2013 – The third annual Tallahatchie On Tap is an outdoor beer tasting event with local food, live music and folk art that will be held on the Tallahatchie Riverbank downtown in New Albany, MS, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Live music will be performed by the Cake Walkers from Oxford.
Punch cards will be provided for ticket holders to sample 2 oz. servings of 23 different craft and imported beers. The breweries are Yazoo Brewing Company featuring Dos Perros, Hefeweizen, Gerst, Sue, and Hop Project; Straight To Ale featuring Monkeynaught IPA, Sand Island Kolsch and Lilly Flagg Milk Stout; North Coast Brewing Company featuring PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale, Brother Thelonius Belgian Style Abby Ale and Old Rasputin Imperial Stout; Oxford Brewing Company featuring Sorority Blonde and MPA #8; Lucky Town Brew Company featuring Pub Ale, Ballistic Blonde and Flare Incident; Rogue Chocolate Stout; Sam Adams Octoberfest; Abita Andygator; Red’s Apple Ale and 3 Lazy Magnolia Seansonals.
Food will be provided by Tallahatchie Gourmet and Sugaree’s Bakery. Folk artists represented by the Art of Dixie gallery will be set up to show and sell their work. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Trailhead Plaza fund to support the creation of a small public trailhead space and purchase bike racks for downtown New Albany.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sugaree’s Bakery for $20 or at the event for $25. The ticket price will cover a commemorative beer glass, the beer sampling, the food and a free limo shuttle to all hotels and addresses within the city limits of New Albany.
All volunteers and ticket holders must be at least 21.
Mary Jennifer Russell, organizer of the event and owner of Sugaree’s Bakery, says: “Tallahatchie on Tap is a great event for New Albany that is well-supported and anticipated all year. Unlike other beer festivals, the vibe at ours has a certain quaintness partly due to its location in our picturesque downtown under a grove of oak trees on the Tallahatchie Riverbank. That, and we put as much energy into the quality of the music, food, and art as we do the beer selection, which creates a very well-rounded event.
“I feel that New Albany’s downtown has tangible momentum right now, with the new wine and liquor laws, the recent successes of other local food, art and music events, the grand opening of the Tanglefoot Trail, the awardwinning tennis facilities and the hiring of Sean Johnson as the new Director of Marketing for the city.”