Decatur Beer Festival
The Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival takes place this Saturday on the square in Decatur, one of the highlights of Fall for me every year. Local, national and international breweries decend upon the beuatiful square of Downtown Decatur with samples of their tradional and seasonal concotions. If you are planning on going and haven't already done so, I would highly encourage you to ourchase your tickets online at http://www.decaturartsalliance.org/ as this events fills up every year.
The festival goes from 1-6, creating the perfect opportunity to head out afterwards and check out the restaurant scene that has burgeoned in Decatur over the past 5-10 years. Restaurants line the square on both the north and south sides. On the North side, the Brick Store pub is one of my favorite pubs in town. On the south side off of Sycamore St, lies Sushi Avenue, Sage, Raging Burrito and Siam (Thai) among others. A short walk away is Carpe Diem and if drinking more beer is your thing, The Angel, a Derek Lawford pub, is off of Ponce de Leon.