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Atlanta's best beer events in January

Leon's Full Service Flight Night
When: Every Monday, 5 p.m. until they're out
Where: Leon's Full Service
Price: Varies
Leon's serves up myriad beer and wine flights (five or six of each), with food pairings.

Cypress Street Beer Geek Tuesdays
When: Every Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Price: Depends how much you drink
Each week, this Midtown establishment features anything from tap takeovers to guest speakers, special brews to the company of beer aficionados.

Hop City Beer Tastings
When: Every Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Octane
Price: Free
Octane hosts different beers from Hop City Beer every Wednesday.

5 Seasons Cask Night
When: Every Thursday, 5:55-7:55 p.m.
Where: 5 Seasons North and Westside
Price: Varies
Each week, a different guest taps a different keg of "real cask ale."

Brains and Brews
When: Sat., Jan. 7, 2-8 p.m.
Where: The Porter Beer Bar
Price: Depends how much you drink
For this "zombie pub crawl," the Porter will serve up $2 Dale's Pale Ales and $4 Lemon Gingerades.

Team in Training for Lymphoma
When: Tues., Jan. 10
Where: The Porter Beer Bar
Price: Depends how much you drink
On this night, 10 percent of beer sales will be donated to the quest to cure Lymphoma.

Allagash Takeover
When: Weds., Jan. 11
Where: Thinking Man Tavern
Price: Depends how much you drink
There will be 12 to 15 draught lines pumping Allagash, selections still to be determined.

The Decatur (Home) Brew Off
When: Sat., Jan. 14, 1-8 p.m.
Where: The Marlay House
Price: n/a
Terrapin will supply the ingredients and homebrewers are expected to bring their equipment for this event, which will culminate in an awards ceremony on Feb. 11.

2 Course 2 Beer Pairing
When: Fri., Jan. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Marlay House
Price: $20-$25 (estimated)
Every third Friday of the month, the Marlay's chef creates two unique dishes to go with two unique beer pairings. Call 404-270-9950 for further details and/or RSVP.

Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
When: Sat., Jan. 28, 3 p.m.
Where: The Masquerade
Price: $35-$45
There will be more than 100 beers for sampling, live music and food.

Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting
When: Sat., Jan. 28, 3-6 p.m.
Where: 5 Seasons (Sandy Springs)
Price: $42.99
There will be more than 30 rare cask ales from the U.S. and U.K., and attendees get a free pint glass and 5 percent off food at 5 Seasons/Taco Mac Prado that night.

Allagash Beer Dinner
When: Tues., Jan. 31
Where: Trappeze Pub (Athens)
Price: $60/person
Allagash brewmaster Jason Perkins will attend, and Trapeze is promising "some very special and very rare beers."

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