New Media Journalism thesis project, ‘Generation Craft Beer’, just launched

“Generation ‘Craft Beer’: The symbiotic relationship between Millennials and the alcohol industry’s fastest-growing segment in Atlanta” Dylan Goldman explores the relationship millennials have with the craft beer industry, as consumers and business owners, and the possible connection between millennial population growth and craft beer/brewery

New research proves Georgia Millennials, microbreweries directly related

Last month, DSG Media published a multimedia project that explored the possibility of a correlation between Millennials and craft beer in the state of Georgia. After analyzing the population data versus the number of breweries in the state over the

Destroying a monument won’t take back slavery, eradicate racism

 “Whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners to it.” –Barack Obama Last month, in the wake of the horrific murders of nine African Americans at their church in Charleston, S.C., Richard Rose, President of the NAACP’s Atlanta

Good Chemistry: Flavoring beer with common beer esters

Although it may seem otherwise, it actually is not magic that gives certain beers their fruity notes and aromas; It’s chemistry. From full-bodied flavors of banana or apple, to subtle notes of passion fruit, mango or pineapple, alcohol esters are a naturally occurring result

Trickle down ‘brew’-conomics: Beer Growlers

America’s cup-runneth over when it comes to the fast-growing craft beer industry. And although Atlanta may not be the frothy head sitting atop the industry’s proverbial mug, it is quickly on the rise. In 2013, Atlanta welcomed eight new breweries to its ranks; then

Large breweries get ‘crafty’ to get consumers to purchase their products

This year, the craft beer industry reached an all-time high in the United States, with one out of every 10 beers is produced by a craft brewer, according to Forbes. Production and market shares are at also at an all

Impending ‘Boom’: New Georgia fireworks law lights up year-round concern for owners of anxious pets

Georgia residents will no longer have to cross state lines, and break state laws, to purchase aerial fireworks beginning July 1. On May 5, Nathan Deal signed House Bill 110, legalizing all types of fireworks in the state. Previously, only

Context is everything

Legend in Progress: Musician Arrie Bozeman’s melodious journey

Local musician and Decatur, Georgia native Arrie Bozeman, 28, is fully immersed in all-things music – from songwriting and playing live shows to building and repairing guitars. Her passion for music has her set on the path of a life as a

Huzzah! The Georgia Renaissance Festival celebrates 30 years of merrymaking

Time is a’fleeting, and only two weeks remain in the 30th Anniversary season of the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn.   “We’ve really stepped up the entertainment…just added so many new things,” said Marketing Director Robin Moon. “We’re getting a lot

Georgia’s “Beer Jobs Bill” to go into effect this summer

  Craft breweries in Georgia will finally be able to sell their products to consumers this summer. Sort of. Last Tuesday marked an historic moment of progress for Georgia’s local microbrew industry when Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Senate

‘Woofstock’ brings tail-wagging fun to downtown Suwannee for ten years

Downtown Suwannee went to the dogs for the tenth year last Saturday with Star 94’s annual ‘Woofstock‘. The festival, billed as the Atlanta radio station’s annual “Pet Party in the Park”, went from noon to 7 p.m. Metro Atlanta’s first

Tattoo artist Cody Smith possesses depth that is more than just ‘Skin Deep’

As a member of a generation that has been labeled lazy, entitled and narcissistic, Millennial Cody Smith is no stranger to stereotypes. Although despite his accomplishments, twenty-three-year-old Smith, a college educated, light-hearted, hard-working artist, is often unfairly judged simply because

Who’s your Daddi? Jack Ingraham’s brave gender transition at almost 60 years old

Until Chaz Bono came out as a transgender man in 2009, transgender people had little-to-no representation in mainstream media. In a 2014 interview with “U.S. News and World Report”, GLAAD’s associate director of entertainment media, Matt Kane said, “What we’ve noticed is that in many

Once lost, now found: One local veteran’s LnFY success story

After the United States military defaulted on their typical false-promises of Veteran’s assistance and support to the new Vets they casually toss into the world without a safety net, military Network Engineer Nathaniel “Nathan” Martin, 24, found himself jobless, broke and homeless – only