A.B.C. Beverage Tastings January – June 2020

February 6, 2020
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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, wineries 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.


A.B.C. will be held outside, on the Deck Bar, the first Thursday of the month (January through June) and will feature a local 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/winery/distillery and their beers, wines, 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 $25 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,” where we will be giving away T-shirts, beer glassware, gift certificates and more. Seating is limited, reservations are required; be sure to make yours by emailing or calling 850-287-0200. The featured themes for each class are as follows:


February 6th: A Pensacola Mardi Gras (Pensacola, FL)

Pensacola Mardi Gras, Inc., took over the Grand Mardi Gras Parade 18 years ago. With combined efforts of Danny Zimmern and Amy Newman, along with countless volunteers, they have created a Mardi Gras Season here in Pensacola. The history of Pensacola’s Mardi Gras goes back to 1874 when the first Knights of Priscus was formed. Pensacola’s Mardi Gras celebration only adds to the city’s appeal to both newcomers and longtime residents, bringing culture, fun and more to downtown and beach communities. We are pleased to welcome Danny, who will share the rich history of Pensacola’s Mardi Gras with the class, while Beverage Director Sean Edwards will give the historic background of each of these Mardi Gras-inspired drinks.

  • Hurricane paired with fried frog leg, hurricane barbecue sauce
  • King Cake Shot paired with candied fig and brie crostini
  • Vieux Carré paired with panko-fried chicken bite, pineapple slaw, jezebel sauce
  • Creolo paired with King Cupcake