MillerCoors 3rd Annual Taste Appreciation Awards - The Great Taste [A] Fair

MillerCoors hosted its 3rd Annual T.A.P. Awards – The Great Taste [A] Fair for a community of supporters for Hosea Feed the Hungry in Atlanta. Guests offered bags of non-perishable food items to be donated to the local charity and were then treated with a carnival-styled evening that made everyone feel like a kid again. A big kid.

The space formerly known as Fox Sports Bar & Grill was transformed into an indoor fairground complete with: clowns, face-painting, candy apples, chicken-tossing, beer tasting, food sampling by the famed celebrity Chef Jason Ellis and so much more. The only thing missing were those who could not make it. Of course you can still make donations to Hosea Feed the Hungry throughout this holiday season.

Chef Jason Ellis
Guests were offered an array of samples by MillerCoors's new brands such as: Batch 19, Redd's Apple Ale (my favorite), Henry Weinhard's and Third Shift. Classics like: Crispin, Blue Moon, Coors Light and Miller Lite were also on tap for the loyal consumer. One highlight of the evening was the live and interactive Peroni food pairing experience courtesy of Chef Jason Ellis. I sampled the lamb shoulder…YUM!

MillerCoors also partnered with The Young Professional Advisory Board for Hosea Feed The Hungry, encouraging guests to donate can goods at the event for the holiday season. The 2012 recipients of the T.A.P. Awards were awarded to: R&B artist Q. Parker for the Sound of the City Award, Cafe Circa for the Restaurant of the Year Award, Dudley’s for Sports Bar of the Year Award and Opera Nightclub for Platinum Seller of the Year Award.

Though it was evident that everyone had a great time, the feeling multiplied as we noticed the bins designated for giving continued to swell with donations. If you know someone in need this holiday season or would like to learn more about volunteering and giving, click here.

Happy Holidays!
Steve Canal (Field Marketing Manager - MillerCoors) and Ahmad Islam ( Co-Founder of Common Ground) attend MillerCoors 3rd Annual T.A.P. Awards
Michael Keith (Grammy Award Winner and co-founding member of 112),
 Selasi (Producer of "The MANual"), D'Wayne D'Town Nesmith (of Tha Corna Boyz Production Team),
 Kendrick (Grammy Nominated and Producer on "The MANual") and
 Marcela Ponce de Leon (MillerCoors) accepting the "Sound of the City" Award on behalf of Q Parker whose album, The MANual came out in stores on October 30th  
 The MillerCoors 3rd Annual T.A.P. Award Host, Cheron Boyd, Marcela Ponce de Leon (MillerCoors)
 "Sports Bar of the Year" Award Recipient Dudley's and Otis Threatt (MillerCoors)
MillerCoors 3rd Annual T.A.P. Awards attendees
Chicken tossing
Face Painting
Redds, my favorite beer of the evening