Breweries

Rapidly Growing List of Georgia Breweries

This blog post is a work in progress and has been updated twice, so far. I hope to find and add new breweries as they open. Three new breweries opened recently near Roswell (where I live): From The Earth Brewing Company, Pontoon, and Variant Brewing Company.

Finally, after decades of limited brewpubs, few craft beers, and no independent brewers in Georgia, the laws were changed and that opened what seem to be the floodgates of indy breweries.

First, My Favorite Spots

My favorite spots for craft beer have outstanding food (Wrecking Bar and Brick Store Pub) and/or a pet-friendly patio for my four-legged girlfriend, Cissie (picture below). They tend to have great decks, inside charm and are dog-friendly.

The Brick Store Pub in Decatur. It’s not a brewpub but a bar and restaurant with an amazing beer selection, a Belgian Bar, and delicious food. Try the Belgian Bar (check the open hours). There are three outdoor tables in front.

Monday Night Brewing, – both the new “Garage” and the original location are dog-friendly, indoors and outdoors, spacious, and have different selections of great beers.

Wild Heaven Beer has a wide selection of beers that taste great; it is my pick for most drinkable beers, lots of space, dog-friendly, and some food trucks.

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub has indoor charm, outdoor space, and a couple of different indoor event spaces with some of the best local craft beer tasting events, including the Strong Beer Festival and the Wild Beer Festival Dog-friendly and delicious food, too.

I need to recognize the breweries closest to me, which all have great experiences and fine beer: Abbey, Gate City, Pontoon, and Variant.

Breweries I’ve Visited

For example, I had attended the opening of Monday Night Brewing about six years ago and just attended their opening of “The Garage” on the Westside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline. They’ve had several beer releases and tastings at the Garage.

So far, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting 5 Seasons BrewingAbbey of the Holy Goats, Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative, From the Earth, Gate City Brewing Co., Gordon Biersch, Hop Alley, (closed, becoming Currahee), Monday Night Brewing on Trabert and at the Garage, Orpheus, Park Tavern, Red Brick, Red Hare, Reformation Brewery, Three Taverns,Twains, ScofflawSecond Self, Wild Heaven, Wrecking Bar, and Variant.

There are almost too many to visit and more opening all the time

I’ve not visited most breweries in the Atlanta metropolitan area, but I’m working on it.

I’m going to try to keep up with all the announcements about breweries and locations.

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abbeyoftheholygoats.com (the taproom was temporarily closed last I checked)
Banyan Roots Brewing 2018?
bluetarpbrew.com
boldmonkbrewingco.com opening 2018
brewerydb.com
burnthickorybrewery.com
cherokeebrewingandpizzaco.com
cherrystreetbrewing.com
classiccitybrew.com
coastalempirebeer.com
craftworksrestaurants.com
creaturecomfortsbeer.com
curraheebrew.com (a NC brewery, opening where Hop Alley was)
downhomebrewingcompany.com beers in distribution, no location yet
drycountybrewco.com
eaglecreekbrewingco.com
eventidebrewing.com
fanninbrewingcompany.com
ftebrewing.com
gatecitybrewingcompany.com
germanresturant.com
gordonbiersch.com
gritsbrewing.com opening 2018
grumpyoldmenbrewing.com
Halfway Crooks Blending & Brewing fall 2018
hopalleybrew.com (becoming Currahee)
hopstix.com
ironmongerbrewing.com
jailhousebrewing.com
jekyllbrewing.com
leftnutbreiwng.com
linecreekbrewing.com
thelostdruid.com summer 2018
maconbeercompany.com
maxlagers.com
millercoors.com
mondaynightbrewing.com
ocmulgeebrewpub.com
oconeebrewingco.com
omahabrewingcompany.com
orpheusbrewing.com
parktavern.com
phantomhorsebrewing.com
piedmontbrerwery.com
pontoonbrewing.com
pretoriafields.com
printers-ale.com
redbrickbrewing.com
redharebrewing.com
reformationbrewery.com
riverwatchbrewery.com
romebrewhouse.com
rtanners.com
savannahriverbrew.com
scofflawbeer.com
secondselfbeer.com
servicebrewing.com
sixbridgesbrewing.com opening late summer 2018
sobrewco.com
southboundbrewingco.com
southernskybrewing.com
strawnbrewing.com
steadyhandbeer.com in distribution, physical location by end of summer 2018
sweetwaterbrew.com
terrapinbeer.com
threetavernsbrewery.com
torchedhopbrewing.com
tucker brewing Grand Opening 6/2/2018
twains.net
variantbrewing.com
wildheavenbeer.com
wildleap.com
wordpress.moonriverbrewing.com
wreckingbarbrewpub.com

 

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One of my drinking buddies, Cissie!

 

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