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Beer, Taco Mac, and Real Esate...

Hi Taco Mac Fans!  I had the incredibly good fortune to be the winner of the 2012 Southern Home Brewers challenge sponsored by Taco Mac and Red Brick Brewing.  Beginning on Jan 1 it will be one of the featured beers of the Month at every Taco Mac! The whole thing has been just incredibly cool.  

Me , at Red Brick to brew a batch of my winning brew.
Me.  At Red Brick Brewing to Make the winning brew!

I just found out they are even putting my face on a pint glass.  I hope this does not cause people to go in to shock and spill their beer :-).  I sent them about 10 different photos of me to use for marketing.  I sent 9 that were pics of me doing fun stuff including a pic of me and the Queen(my choice for the labels) and 1 business head shot.  The head shot was my last choice but it is the one thats going to be on the glasses. :-)

Anyway, Jan 1 I will be at Marietta to taste the Red Brick version of my "Queens Imperial Cherry Chocolate Porter" and of course watch the Dawgs shuck the Nebraska Cornhuskersrs.  If you are there please say HI!  BTW, they changed the name simply to Chery Chocolate Porter.  At home we simply call it the Queens brew since the beer was originally made as birthday gift for the Queen of the house.  


Fred(Taco Mac Beer guy/Beverage Director) also asked me to come out to the pint night Thursday at the Prado in Sandy Springs and I'm sure I will be at some of the other locations throughout the month.  

Whether I am there or not I hope you stop by any Taco Mac In Ga or TN and taste my winning brew.

Right now it is only available at Taco mac locations.  Later in the year Red Brick is supposed to bottle it for distribution in stores.

So people have already been asking me if I am going to go be a brewmaster somewhere or open my own brewery, LOL.   NO!!!!  Not anytime soon anyway, maybe in my retirement career I will open a brewpub somewhere but that is many years away.  Right now I love real estate.    I recently completed my broker courses and am officially an associate broker with Solid Source GA.  Also I am just days away from opening my own brokerage for the sole purpose of offering rental property management.  So in addition to being an associate at Solid Source Ga, I will also be the owner and managing Broker of Atlas Realty Service LLC.  678-995-RENT (7368).  

More and more people are choosing to rent out there homes to cover their mortgage payment so they can move on to their next home.  Also, with todays low prices and comparatively high rental rates the investor market is growing like crazy.  I think the time for rental management is perfect!

People have also asked me how much money I make off the beer sales?  All Fame.  No fortune.  It pays $0.  My chance to make money from it is to get some Taco Mac patrons to connect me the brewer to me the Real estate pro and call me for their real estate needs.  I guess thats how I ended up with this blog post about beer and real estate!

Lots going on and I do love real estate but beer is fun too!  I hope that if you are a craft beer lover you will stop by a Taco Mac near you and have a taste.


Freds Beer Blog announcing the winner




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Comment balloon 6 commentsBob Southard • December 30 2012 05:09PM


Hey Bob, congrats on winning this challenge, enjoy the ride and fame.

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) over 7 years ago


That is fantastic. Congrats. Don't think we have that restaurant here. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Thanks Kathy.  I'm planning on it!


Steve,  Taco has locations in Ga, TN, and NC.  Just Ga and TN will have the beer.  However, REd Brick may have distribution in your area.  If they do then look for it later in the spring when it comes out in bottles!

Posted by Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton (Atlas Realty Service, LLC) over 7 years ago

What did you do to win the contest Bob?  Crossword puzzle?  Limerick?  Get your name pulled from a hat?

Looks like you are going to have some fun!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago


Thanks for the heads-up on that. Will keep an eye out for it. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago


Congratulations. This post is now featured in "Celebrating Free Enterprise."


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

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