ATLANTA – Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) kicks off Oakland Cemetery’s fall special event season with a beer created in partnership with Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, Red Brick Brewing.
Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew, a handcrafted blend of Red Brick’s Casual Session IPA and rosemary harvested from Oakland Cemetery’s grounds, will be available only at Oakland’s special events throughout October. The first casks of Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew will be tapped at Oakland’s 36th annual Sunday in the Park Victorian festival on Oct. 4.
“We welcome locals and visitors alike to experience Oakland’s fall events while responsibly enjoying a fresh take on one of Atlanta’s favorite brews,” said Mary Woodlan, HOF director of special events.
Sunday in the Park is a daylong celebration of Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery roots, featuring live musical and dance performances, living history demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, complimentary burial research, a children’s storytelling and crafts area, a plant sale, food trucks, and much more. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m., and admission is $7 (children under 3 are free). All proceeds from Sunday in the Park benefit HOF’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery.
Rosemary’s Boneyard Brew will also be available at the ever-popular Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, Oct. 23 through Oct. 25 and Oct. 29 through Oct. 31. These nighttime guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery bring to life the stories of six Oakland residents through historical re-enactments. Capturing the Spirit of Oakland is always a sell-out event, and tickets are available in advance only through TicketAlternative.com.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Oakland Cemetery to create this beer,” said Red Brick Brewmaster Garett Lockhart. “It only makes sense that Atlanta’s oldest operating craft brewery should partner with the city’s most historic institution.”
Sunday in the Park and Capturing the Spirit of Oakland are sponsored by Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Craft Creation & Design, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Paces Properties, Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts, H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill, General Wholesale Company, Doc Chey’s Noodle House, Republic Social House, and Mezcalitos Cocina & Tequila Bar.
About Historic Oakland Foundation
Founded in 1850, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery spans 48 acres of gardens, wildlife and sculpture. Oakland is the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell, 27 Atlanta mayors, six former governors, Civil War generals and soldiers, and thousands of unmarked graves. Oakland Cemetery offers critical green space for recreation and serves as a cultural resource for lifelong learners who come to study history, art, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, photography and more. Working in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Historic Oakland Foundation works to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery. Visit www.oaklandcemetery.com for more details.
About Red Brick Brewing
Founded in 1993, Red Brick began their brewing odyssey at a small building in downtown Atlanta. They have established a 20-year tradition of producing fresh, interesting, and delicious brews for your drinking pleasure. They pride themselves on crafting a variety of year round and seasonal offerings, including their exclusive Brick Mason series.