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A.B.C. Beverage Tastings: January-June 2016

Atlas Oyster House is proud to present our next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.). This semester we will be focusing on handcrafted beers as well as featured spirit brands and our newest addition — cocktails with Shaun Dixon, our very own assistant bar manager and master bartender. In addition to the beverage tasting, we will be featuring small plates paired with each featured beverage, as prepared by Fish House Chef Billy Ballou.


The classes will be held outside on the first Thursday of the month on the Deck Bar (weather permitting) each month from January through June and will feature a presenter discussing the highlighted beverages. Classes will consist of four tastings of beverages with four mini appetizers to complement each tasting. Classes will cover the basics as well as specific information regarding the history of the featured brewery/distillery and their beers or spirits.


There is one class every month, each an hour and a half long. The class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Class cost is $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity) per class, which gets each participant one tasting of each of the featured beverages. In addition, throughout the class, participants should be prepared for “pop quizzes,” where we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more.


January 7th – Props Brewing

Props is a new brewery out of Fort Walton — one of their two head brewers, Nate Vannatter, will be here as our guest speaker.


February 4th — NOLA “The Birthplace of the Cocktail”

New Orleans is a city that’s overflowing with “flavor” — so we’re going to take a past-to-present tour; from America’s first cocktail, the Sazerac, to one of today’s favorites, the Hand Grenade …


March 3rd – Rum: A Taste of the Islands       

Crafted with sugar cane or molasses, aged decades or not at all, in stainless steel or in traditional French oak, rums from the Caribbean are as unique as the sunny islands from which they originate.                              


April 7th – Woodchuck Cider             

Nothing reminds us of springtime quite like the refreshing, crisp taste of a cool pint of cider. Lindsey Engle from Pensacola Bay Brewery will be our guest speaker for this class.             


May 5th Tequila styles: Cinco de Mayo!

It’s time for a tour de tequila! From unaged to aged, blended and back again, this class will explore the spirit of the holiday.


June 2nd – Domestic Spirits (part 4): Art in the Age Liqueurs

Art in the Age is a very unique craft distillery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that has created a range of very special American-made liqueurs.


(Note – featured breweries/distilleries and menus are subject to change)


Seating is limited and reservations are required, so be sure to make yours by calling Bryant Liggett, (850) 712-7379 or email

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