First Pint Pour Marks the Beginning of a New Era
After much anticipation, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA along with Macon Beer Company and Riverwatch Brewery held the First Pint Pour event this past Friday. In the weeks leading up to the event, raffle tickets were sold for the opportunity to buy the first pint of beer once the new laws go into effect on September1st.
Two lucky winners were drawn from the raffle, one in Macon and one in Augusta. In addition to having the honor of purchasing the first pint the winners also received a Chef's dinner for eight at Edgar's Grille and Edgar's Bistro. All proceeds from the event benefit Goodwill's job training and placement programs.
The event was created to celebrate and commemorate the passing of new beer laws in Georgia. For many years, Georgia breweries were only able to provide samples of beer as part of their facility tours. The new law that went into effect 9/01 changes that. Georgia breweries are now able to sell their beer at their facilities for not only on-premise consumption, but visitors can now purchase some to take home --288 ounces any given day to be exact! The new law loosens regulations that required the state’s breweries and distilleries to distribute their products through wholesalers. Middle Georgia and the CSRA has become a thriving food.
This is good news for local breweries like Macon Beer Company and Riverwatch, creating a better experience for brewery guests because visitors who like their brew can now take a little piece of Georgia home with them!
Middle Georgia and the CSRA has become a thriving food destination. Our leaders are committed to ensuring Georgia remains a great state for local breweries to prosper and this new law will help local economies benefit from the industry’s steady growth.
Don't Miss Our 4-Course Wine Dinner at Edgar's Grille
Time is running out to make your reservations to attend our upcoming four-course wine dinner at Edgar's Grille. This event is taking place on Wednesday, August 30th and spots are filling fast. This event promises to be one of the most memorable in our history. Featuring four courses of fine Southern-inspired cuisine accompanied by four courses of wine!
1st Course - Smoked Pork Belly
Sorghum BBQ black-eyed peas, crispy cornbread and bourbon aioli paired with Taken Blend Napa Valley, California
2nd Course (choice of 1)
End of Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad
Three generous slices of the summer's best heirloom tomatoes w/ chiffonade of basil, imported EVOO, aged balsamic drizzle and fresh cracked peppercorn
Charleston She Crab Soup
Traditional coastal Carolina creamy crab soup w/ jumbo lump crab, Sherry and a cornbread crouton.
Your choice of course 2 will be paired with Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc - California
3rd Course ( Choice of One Entree Paired with Choice of One Wine)
"The Hill" Grilled Filet of Beef
Revere Meat Co., 8 oz. cab filet, melted house-made pimento cheese, wild mushroom risotto cake, oven-roasted herbed Roma tomatoes and asparagus ragu, Madeira demi-glace.
Seared Gulf Grouper
Sautéed rainbow chard, Bagna Cauda, fried whole okra and confit fingerling potatoes.
Paired with your choice of Dona Paula Melbec - Valle de Uco, Argentina or Joel Gott 13 Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa, California
4th Course - Grilled Georgia Peach Sweet Tea Cake
Peach citrus crème, lemon shortbread, peach coulis and fresh berries.
Paired with Beiler Fils Rose' - Provence, France
For just $69 per person, you can indulge in a menu that provides your choice of a chef-selected salad, soup, beef or seafood selection paired with the perfect wine for each course. The evening will end in a fever pitch as you are treated to a sumptuous serving of our signature Grilled Georgia Peach Sweet Tea Cake in unison with Beileret Fils Rose'.
Edgar’s Grille is located at 3165 Washington Road in Augusta. We’re about a mile north of I-20, at the intersection of Washington Road and Furys Ferry Road. For reservations, please call 706.854.4700 or use this convenient widget from opentable.com