The 2nd annual Atlanta Winter Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at City Winery in Old Fourth Ward. Due to overwhelming popularity last year, there will be two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. There will be more than 50 wines, a selection of beer , live music and a DJ, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 after Jan. 11 at

The 8th annual Atlanta Winter Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the event space behind Atlantic Station. There will be more than150 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider to choose from. There will also be live music, fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 after Jan. 18 and $55 the day of the event. For tickets and information, visit

Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Brewing Co. is marking its 25th anniversary in Atlanta with the release of new crafts beers, including the Hype Whale Imperial Stout and Sea Otter Stout and Journey Without Maps DIPA. For more about Red Brick, visit

After nearly a decade away, McCray’s Tavern has reopened in the high-rise apartment community Atlantic House at the corner of 13th and West Peachtree streets. Scott McCray opened the original McCray’s Tavern on Peachtree Street in 2004. After two successful years, Novare Group purchased the property for a future development. With the proceeds from the sale, McCray opened a new McCray’s Tavern in Smyrna, and added a second location in 2007 in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.