Category Archives: I’ll Drink To That

No beer for you!

At least not in the Sanford Stadium cheap seats:

Georgia football fans that don’t sit in premium seats will have to wait at least another season if they want to buy a beer in Sanford Stadium while watching the Bulldogs.

There will be no public alcohol sales in 2022 for Georgia home games, athletic director Josh Brooks said Thursday…

“There’s a lot of elements into it, whether it’s the length of the game and the time, or the logistics of just doing it and preparing it,” Brooks said. “Look, we’re still learning as we grow, so we started with smaller venues, to where we can crawl, walk, run, so now we’re still monitoring the progress we made for the events at Stegeman, Foley and Turner, and we’re just now getting that data in and really analyzing, so it make take some time for us to continue to see how that evolves, but there’s no thought on that now, it’s not our focus.”

Sounds pretty definitive.  And not just for another season, either.


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Four tailgates, four tickets…

Look at this as the evolution of all the “what time is the game?, what time can you be here?” Georgia Tech jokes you’ve heard (or told):

Georgia Tech’s spring game will have an unusual feature – a tailgate party taking place in one of the end zones as the game is going on. Plans for the spring game, to be played March 17, were announced by the athletic department Tuesday.

Space in the end zone will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all fans, with part of the space designated exclusively for students. (The scrimmage will be played with the offense going towards the end zone without the tailgate party.) Food and beverages (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase in the end-zone area, which will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Drinking on the field while the scrimmage is ongoing?  Gee, what could go wrong there…


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Beer comin’.

Sanford Stadium fans, it’s getting closer.


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Kenny Pickett, legend

When you’re 24, you can say this:

Beat a Clemson team that beat your ass in the last ACCCG, you’re entitled to a tasty malt beverage to celebrate.


Filed under ACC Football, I'll Drink To That

This is the way you beer.

UAB, you go, girl.

Meanwhile, we can only dream and if the day ever comes to Sanford Stadium, we’ll likely be treated to a selection of Budweiser’s finest.  Sigh.


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Old enough to drink…

Old enough to promote.

Sauce for the goose, and all that.  I tells ‘ya — what a time to be alive.


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Bottoms up!

You, a college athletics administrator:  one bad thing about compensating college athletes for their NIL rights is who knows what they’ll wind up endorsing?

Also You, a college athletics administrator:  hold my beer!


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Your Fernandina Beach PSA

[Ed. note:  those of you who include financial support of Athens businesses as a reason to end the Cocktail Party on Georgia’s schedule can skip this post.  Everyone else, carry on.]

Hamp Tanner is a longtime reader of the blog and a DGD.  He sent me an email that may be of interest to any of you heading down to Amelia Island this week or any other.

I am writing to let you know about some new offerings in Fernandina Beach this year. First, after almost two years of renovation effort, Mocama Beer Company will open its doors this Tuesday, 11/3/20 at 629 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach. The building is at the intersection of 8th St and Gum St in an 18,000 square foot former Ford Dealership building built in 1953. We have a 3500 square foot taproom with 24 taps on the wall. We will have 10-12 distinct beers on tap this weekend. Beer list attached.

Of note, my co-founder, Derek Imes, is a long time Athens resident and UGA grad who was involved with Terrapin Beer and then helped launch Creature Comforts. Several of our investors are also UGA folks. In other words, this is a UGA grad Brewery. Our brewer learned in Boston and then interned at Lagunitas. Then he became the head brewer at Burial Beer Company in Asheville for almost 4 years before we lured him to the beach.

… If you enjoy Tropicalia, I believe you will also enjoy our flagship IPA, Cosmico…

We will be trying hard to attract as many UGA fans as possible for Thursday and Friday. However, we are not a sports bar and even if we set up a temporary tv for the game Saturday, our taproom won’t be the best place for people to watch the game. So we are making Friday afternoon and evening our WLOCP party.

He had me at “a UGA grad Brewery”.

Here’s the beer list:



Beer                                            Style                                           Abv

Pan American                          – American Light Lager         – 4.1% abv

Light, refreshing, and easy drinking “high school” lager made with American 2-row, Flaked Rice, and Czech Saaz hops.


Infinite Harmonies               – Berliner Weisse                    – 4.5% abv

Superlight, dry bodied, sour wheat ale with a quenching finish. German Pilsner, Wheat Malt and Loral Hops


Infinite Harmonies Passion Fruit                                          – 4.8% abv

Our traditional Berliner Weisse refermented with a healthy dose of natural passion fruit.


Prosim                                        – Pilsner                                      -5.0% abv

Medium Bodied, with a crisp, dry finish. Hopped with Zuper Saazer and Grungeist, imparting a big floral and slightly herbal aroma.


Autumn Lager                          – Marzen                                  – 5.3% abv

Lagered for six weeks and boasts complex notes of caramel and toffee with a hint of buscuit, pretzel and raisin. Medium malt sweetness, balanced with a clean, crisp bitterness from German Magnum, and Czech Saaz.


Cosmico                                     – IPA                                            – 7.0% abv

Our Flagship IPA starts with a slightly toasty malt back bone, complimented with bright citrus, and tropical fruit aromas of Citra, El Dorado, and Sultana hops.


Rare Cargo                               – Hazy Double IPA                      – 8.3% abv

Double Dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy and Taiheke bringing a big hit of fresh squeezed pineapple and orange juice, white grapes, and tangelos with a hint of passionfruit and lime.


Night Rush                               – Imperial Espresso Stout        – 9.3% abv

Dosed heavily with Brazilian Dark Roast Coffee, Milk Sugar, Chocolate Malt and Oats.


Robust Porter                           – Robust Porter                           – 5.5% abv


Evocateur                                  – Robust Coconut Porter           – 5.5% abv

Not seeing anything bad there.

I don’t know what the hours of operation are, considering today is opening day.  Maybe Hamp will hop into the comments and let us know.  Anyway, I plan on dropping in.  You should, too.


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Another Georgia Bulldog point of pride

UGA’s College of Public Health, doing the Lord’s work:

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

The study examined the link between alcohol consumption and changes in cognitive function over time among middle-aged and older adults in the U.S.

“Light to moderate drinking” is defined as 10 to 14 drinks a week.  No wonder I feel as sharp as ever.



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In the end, money always talks.

As you know it does

Georgia is considering jumping into alcohol sales for the general public in time for the 2020 football season.

Athletic director Greg McGarity expects the sale of beer and wine at athletic events to be a topic at Georgia’s spring athletic board meetings, scheduled for June 3-5.

“If we weren’t interested in perhaps moving forward, we wouldn’t even be going through this exercise,” McGarity said. “Things are trending that way. We certainly don’t want to be behind others but at the same time, we’ve heard of problems that our fans experienced in Nashville and Knoxville. What we don’t want to do is just jump in without a lot of thought and with a good plan that doesn’t affect our current concessions.”

The Georgia Way can be flexible when the reserve account wants it.  Although I do feel a little sorry for the Magill Society donors who shelled out an absurd amount of money for a lounge without a view… okay, not really.


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