We’ve got a secret for you. It involves hops and a backroom tap. Sound mysterious? It is.
Hit One Midtown Kitchen (or one of its delish sister hotspots). For once, let the grinning, dimply cocktail waiter peddle his whatever-tinis elsewhere. Put down the wine list. Simply say, “Numbers Ale, please,” and you’re on your way to Atlanta’s Next Big Thing: a sweet, honey-flavored pale ale that has insiders atwitter.
It’s sixteen ounces of smooth (if filling), cherry-tinged goodness, invented by Bob Amick and Todd Rushing — owners of One and Piebar — who’ve just spent a month at the Atlanta Brewing Company perfecting the formula of proper ale.
But you’ll hear all about that soon enough with everybody else and their mom.
At which point, you can go around saying, “Oh, Numbers Ale? I already tapped that.”
Available at One Midtown Kitchen, 559 Dutch Valley Road (404-892-4111 or onemidtownkitchen.com ); Piebar, 2160 Monroe Drive (404-815-1605 or piebar.com); Murphy’s, 997 Virginia Avenue NE (404-872-0904 or murphysvh.com); Lobby, 361 17th Street (404-961-7370 or lobbyattwelve.com).