100's an iconic number: it's the biggest bill most people have handled, Willard Scott tells the world if you live that long, and most importantly, it's the number of tiles in a standard Scrabble set for the languages English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Irish, Latin, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. Oh and Esperanto. Rendering you basically unable to spell thanks to 100 beers, The Barrelhouse, grand-opening Wednesday.
New from the Graveyard Tavern/Basement team, Barrelhouse is a darkly hued pub in the heart of GA Tech with a Benjamin of beers and inventive, bar-friendly, locally sourced eats, adorned with reclaimed wood walls, a collage of rusty bicycle wheels, light fixtures made of car headlights, and custom tap handles shaped like the Atlanta "A", a machete, and a cleaver, the sight of which hopefully doesn't Ward off any nearby Beaver. Liver-endangering bottle options include Dubbels, Tripels (Germany’s Spaten Optimator), Quadrupels (Three Philosophers, at 9.8% ABV), porters (Rogue Mocha), Scotch ales (Founders Dirty Bastard), bocks/IPAs, a handful of fruit beers, 23 lagers, and 30 ales like ‘98 world champion Delirium Tremens and malty/hoppy US-made Eye of the Hawk, and you don’t have to play with G.I. Joes to know it’s superior to King Cobra. For food, snack on bacon-fat-fried boiled peanuts, then get gulf shrimp corn dogs w/ chipotle ketchup & house mustard, a squid po’ boy w/ chili oil, house-cured bacon bruschetta "Oysters on Piggy Back", or pork rillette w/ fried egg & smoked bacon, the most popular product produced by Oscar Higher.
Barrel also has desserts like butterscotch pudding tarts, and for the somehow beer-weary, Mason jar cocktails from a muddled gin/basil/rosemary/agave nectar/Cheyenne pepper/lime juice concoction to a classic Ramos Gin Fizz, although if you get that along with all 100 beers, expect to handle an even bigger bill.
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