Ed Sheeran wears many hats: songwriter, singer, guitarist, petowner, husband, father, and now…bartender?
This past weekend, the “A Team” singer stopped in Atlanta as part of his next stop for the Mathematics Tour and he decided to make the most of his stay by making a surprise appearance at a local brewery in the hot southern capital.
On Sunday, Sheeran posted the highlights of his day at the SweetWater Brewing Company on Instagram and shared that he not only treated the customers to a free acoustic show, but he gave them another little treat as well.
“So I’m in Atlanta and I’ve been told that there are some breweries that are good in Atlanta,” he said in the video, “so I’m gonna go to this brewery, serve some beers, play a gig, and then buy everyone in the beer garden drinks. Beers on me.”
Before popping up behind the bar to pour up some drinks, he took a brief tour of the brewery, showing off certain beers and the machinery at work in the facility.
Totally nonchalantly, Sheeran proceeded outside and was asking customers what they wanted to drink and served them up with a smile, while even cheersing a fan and enjoying an ice cold brew himself.
The video cuts to him on stage about to start his short performance when he reveals to the audience that, “For one hour, drinks are on me,” which was inevitably followed by an uproar of applause and cheering.
His short setlist consisted of his two very popular songs, “Perfect” and his more recent single “Eyes Closed” which is featured on his newest album Subtract (-).
SweetWater Brewery’s Instagram posted a collection of photos from Ed’s visit, thanking him for his generosity and writing, “We couldn’t think of a better way to get the holiday weekend started than with some hops and harmonies with Ed!”
Ed’s night wasn’t quite over as he made his way right over to Mercedes Benz Stadium, setting a venue record for number of attendees at over 76,000.
With his latest album available everywhere to stream, the “Photograph” singer is in the midst of his tour, now embarking on a stretch of shows along the east coast. His latest documentary, The Sum of It All, is also available on Disney+, and follows his difficult journey through life lost and gained in the past year.