A.B.C. Beverage Tastings

May 2, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A.B.C. Beverage Tastings
January – June 2019
Atlas Oyster House is proud to present the next installment of Atlas Beverage Classes (A.B.C.). This semester we will be focusing on local breweries and distilleries, discovering what is going on in the beverage world right here in our backyard. In addition to the beverage tastings, we will feature small plates paired with each beverage, as prepared by Sous Chef Chad Gorey and Pastry Chef David Williams.
A.B.C. will be held outside, on the Deck Bar, the first Thursday of the month (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 brewery/distillery and their beers or spirits.
There are two classes every month, each an hour and a half long. The first class begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. with the second class beginning at 7:00 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,” when we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more. Seating is limited so reservations are required, so be sure to make yours by emailing or calling 850-217-2347. The featured themes for each class are as follows:


May 2: Clyde May’s Whiskey (Conecuh, AL)
Richard Lewis: State Sales Manager
Clyde May defines “True Grit.” Born to a single mother shortly before the Great Depression, Clyde was raised in a time and place that required a dose of resilience and character – traits that would become a hallmark of the man and his whiskey. Clyde May proudly served in the Army’s 77th Infantry Division during World War II. He earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart while commanding a 12-man rifle squad. Clyde’s misfortune of being wounded in battle turned into a pretty good thing for whiskey-loving Conecuh Ridge locals. Clyde knew a thing or two about crafting the finest spirits around, even if his methods were slightly outside the laws of the land. His high standards and commitment to quality cemented his reputation as the “most-wanted” moonshiner in Alabama, if not the country. Clyde knew how to make great moonshine. And because of his handiwork, he spent eight months in the federal penitentiary at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, before he was paroled. Soon after his release – in true Clyde May form – he started setting up his next still. Distilled since 1946. Legal since 2001. Over 70 years of authenticity, dedication, integrity and perseverance – that’s what it takes to become the first official state spirit in the country, the Official State Spirit of Alabama™.
Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey paired with fried catfish bites over corn and crab relish, pecan molasses vinaigrette
Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon paired with crawfish étouffée over Bay rice
Warm Apple Cider, Old Fashioned paired with Bayou Boy roasted red pepper hummus with grilled flatbread
Bama Buck, Alabama Slammer paired with papaya-lime sorbet with grilled mango


(Note – featured breweries/distilleries may be subject to change)
For a full list of upcoming classes, follow the link: