history of metal

Have you ever pondered the origins of head banging, slash metal, or the influence of Tony Iommi on modern metal? If the answer is “yes” then July 29th is going to be a good day for you because that is the day we are hosting the first ever Curiosity Club at the tasting room, and the topic just so happens to be the history of Metal music. The idea came to us via the great folks at Hand Eye Supply in Portland, OR. They have been digging deep into curious crafts, elements of nature, jobs, hobbies, musings, and all sorts of interesting things for years. After witnessing it first hand, we loved it so much we decided to do the same here in Atlanta.

Curiosity Club doesn’t have a membership fee, cards, or awful initiations, it’s meant to bring together a bunch of cool people who are curious about many things and want to better understand them. We’ll meet up at the brewery once every month or so and dig into a topic which interests us, and enjoy some beer while we do! We will begin the club with our first meeting on July 29th, and will feature Cliff Seal and his presentation on “The History of Metal”. It’s not your boss’ powerpoint, and Cliff is no average presenter. He’s a Co-Founder of an application to help people get the vinyl music they love, and an international speaker.  So, this electric presentation is filled with amazing back story, passion, and amazing visuals. If you’re a music fan, especially of rock, then you owe it to yourself to make the trip, and if you are already a Metal head then this is a “can’t miss”.

The doors open at 6:30 pm, the presentation runs from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and we’ll close up at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The cost will include your tour, glass, up to 36 oz of beer, and a night you won’t soon forget. Get your tickets here.

What’s coming down the pipe with Curiosity Club, you ask?

We’ve got Ben Boyle from Benderwerks to teach us about the curious sport of Chopper Cross. Ben has built motorcycles on television, worked as a special effects prop maker, and is one of the few people Harley Davidson invites to their annual Ice Race on Lake Michigan, wherein Ben rides his 1954 custom Harley aka “The Love Tractor”. We’ve also got the guys from Loose Nuts cycles giving a presentation Cyclocross and local print artist Becca Scott will teach an intro class on the craft of modern print making.

See you all on the 29th!