By Ethan Craig
When I think about Roswell, the word “community” is the next one that pops into my head. We see that in action every time we open the doors at Tap & Six. People of all ages and walks of life gather to catch up with friends, network, play UNO with the kids and grandparents, or to discuss issues that impact the our communities. We are a passionate bunch, as reflected in the packed house turnout at Gate City in January for the 2019 kick-off event for Roswell NEXT and Positively Roswell. We come together over drinks and food out of a deep human need to connect.
We are fortunate to live and work in a city where opportunities abound for our community to come together. Roswell Restaurant Week is just one example with the dinner table representing the quintessential symbol of friends and family coming together
Monthly, we host North Point Community Church’s NP Nights podcast for young adults to “create community experiences where people are empowered to become more alive.” The Drake House YPAC (Young Professionals Advisory Council) was created to support the nonprofit’s mission of providing housing and education programs for homeless single mothers. And then we have numerous organizations such as the Friends of Mimosa Hall and Gardens who bring together community volunteers to help preserve the rich history of our city
In March, we have another awesome opportunity at the seventh annual Roswell Beer Festival to gather, socialize, and support the STAR House Foundation with 100% of net proceeds going directly to the charity. The months of planning alone bring together so many individuals and businesses from all around our community before the gates are opened at the festival. And since we are talking beer—something I’m just a tad bit passionate about—I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that there will be approximately 400 beers including many of our favorites from local breweries Variant, Gate City, From the Earth, Pontoon, Cherry Street, and Monday Night just to name a few.
So, mark your calendar for March 23rd and get your tickets now. Last year all tickets sold out well in advance, and this year the excitement is only growing stronger. While at the festival, look for the Tap & Six tent, and please drop by to say hello. That’s what communty is all about! ❍
Ethan Craig is Craft Beer Curator at Tap & Six Craft Beer House, a craft beer bar and market in historic Roswell at 23 Oak Street.