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Best Local Brewery

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Local Brewery BOA Award Winner

2018 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Local Brewery BOA Award Winner

2018 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Scofflaw Brewing Company

Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

2017 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

2016 » Oral Pleasures » Reader's Pick

Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

2015 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

2015 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best local brewey BOA Award Winner

2014 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2007 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2007 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
5 Seasons
The beer selections rotate seasonally at 5 SEASONS, but there’s no doubt these guys are brewing the best local beers around. In the past year we’ve especially enjoyed the Belgian-style beers on tap in Alpharetta, and the Dry Irish Stout served at the Sandy Springs location. If you’remore...
The beer selections rotate seasonally at 5 SEASONS, but there’s no doubt these guys are brewing the best local beers around. In the past year we’ve especially enjoyed the Belgian-style beers on tap in Alpharetta, and the Dry Irish Stout served at the Sandy Springs location. If you’re into European-style beers, 5 Seasons won’t disappoint. less...

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2006 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Numbers Ale
Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up for a special brew to be served exclusively in Amick’s restaurants. But once we got a taste of NUMBERS ALE, we became converts. The exceptionallymore...

Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up for a special brew to be served exclusively in Amick’s restaurants. But once we got a taste of NUMBERS ALE, we became converts. The exceptionally food-friendly ale is a warm golden hue and has a satisfying bitter finish. Nothing washes down the sweet and sour calamari at One Midtown Kitchen or Piebar’s pizza better than a tall pint of this stuff.
Available at Piebar, One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks.

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Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2005 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Sweetwater Brewing Company

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2005 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
TERRAPIN RYE PALE ALE was first introduced in Athens in April 2002 at the Classic City Brew Fest. Later that year, it won an American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Suddenly, everyone wanted a taste of Terrapin. The beer’s distinctive flavor comes from rye added tomore...

TERRAPIN RYE PALE ALE was first introduced in Athens in April 2002 at the Classic City Brew Fest. Later that year, it won an American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Suddenly, everyone wanted a taste of Terrapin. The beer’s distinctive flavor comes from rye added to the hops and malts in the brewing process. The result is a fruity, refreshing brew. You can’t find Terrapin everywhere — only a handful of Atlanta spots carry it, the Vortex, Meehan’s and Smith’s Olde Bar among them — but it’s worth hunting for.
www.terrapinbeer.com.

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Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2000 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Although Sweetwater calls its signature ale an ESB, the rich, full-flavored taste is the same. With all its offerings, from the Exodus Porter to the Sweetwater Blue blueberry ale, you can count on a balanced, drinkable and enjoyable beer, whether on tap at your favorite watering hole or from a bottlemore...
Although Sweetwater calls its signature ale an ESB, the rich, full-flavored taste is the same. With all its offerings, from the Exodus Porter to the Sweetwater Blue blueberry ale, you can count on a balanced, drinkable and enjoyable beer, whether on tap at your favorite watering hole or from a bottle in the comfort of your living room. Sweetwater's popularity ensures what you take from the shelves is almost always fresh from the brewery. less...

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

2000 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Sweetwater 420
For a beer snob, nothing is scarier than when non-aficionados start liking the beer you drink. Such is the case with this go-to beer for the summer months (or any month). Perfectly balanced, with a sweet, hoppy aroma, a light but flavorful body and a crisp finish, the 420 seems to be a satisfying tastemore...
For a beer snob, nothing is scarier than when non-aficionados start liking the beer you drink. Such is the case with this go-to beer for the summer months (or any month). Perfectly balanced, with a sweet, hoppy aroma, a light but flavorful body and a crisp finish, the 420 seems to be a satisfying taste for many types of beer drinkers; a beer that everyone can be proud to introduce to visitors from out of town seeking local color. We'll drink to that. less...

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