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Brick Store Celebrates 15 Years

A week-long birthday party starts Sunday with a fundraiser to benefit the DeKalb History Center.

will celebrate its 15th birthday next week, starting Sunday, June 24, with a reservations-only party.

The event on Sunday will benefit the and only 100 tickets are being sold. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple.

The party will include appetizers and special beers. The Trio will perform and the history center's Athos Menaboni mural will be unveiled in the pub. The eggshell mural is now on loan to the Brick Store after hanging on the walls of two banks.

The event will run 2 to 4 p.m. and the bar will reopen to the public at 5 p.m. To buy tickets, follow this link to a PayPal button or call 404-373-1088, extension 22. If you buy tickets, they will be held at the door.

During the rest of the week, chefs from local restaurants such as No. 246, Cakes & Ale and Las Brasas will prepare special dishes.

Different intage and limited edition beers will be served during the week, with a wide range of drinks being poured on Saturday, June 30.

The Brick Store Pub officially opened for business on June 27, 1997. It's usually ranked as one of the best beer bars in America.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brick Store partners Tom Moore, Dave Blanchard and Mike Gallagher talked about how Decatur turned into a craft beer and food town. Gallagher said,

“When we started, people wondered why we didn’t sell Budweiser. Now we’re more likely to hear someone moan about something they don’t think is rare enough.”

"We really were the only game in town forever, it seemed,” Blanchard said. “But for quite a while, we’ve been saying, well, everybody has a good beer list now.

"The biggest change has been our ability to get rare and limited beer. Now it’s divided up among 40 places sometimes. You can pretty much pick a night of the week and go somewhere and find something that’s very exciting.”

The Brick Store Pub is at 125 E. Court Square, Decatur. For mroe information, call 404-687-0990 or visit www.brickstorepub.com.

Ralph Ellis June 18, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Happy birthday, Brick Store. You've given a lot to Decatur.
KamdenATL June 18, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Love this pub... I'd venture to say it's one of the best in the world. Congrats on 15 years!
FM Fats June 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
The kickoff benefit for the DeKalb History Center is already half sold since its announcement on Saturday. Get your tickets soon if you want to go. Great beer, food, and music, and it's tax deductible.

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