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    Best Atlanta Beer/Local Brew

    Orpheus Brewing
    These are some of the past winners for the Best Local Beer category:

    Best Locally-Brewed Beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Orpheus Brewing (Featured)

    Best Locally-Brewed Beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Featured)

    Best Beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Monday Night Brewing (Featured)
    Monday Night Brewing is a leader of innovation and productivity in the local beer industry, between the IPA-centric Black Tie Series pouring out of the West Midtown Hop Hut, and the newish Monday Night Garage barrel-aging program. In the last year alone, Monday Night has brewed more than 100 of somemore...
    Monday Night Brewing is a leader of innovation and productivity in the local beer industry, between the IPA-centric Black Tie Series pouring out of the West Midtown Hop Hut, and the newish Monday Night Garage barrel-aging program. In the last year alone, Monday Night has brewed more than 100 of some of the best beers in the city. Weekends are overrated! (Courtesy of Alex Patton). less...

    Best Beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Picked By » Readers
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Atlanta beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Wrecking Bar Brewpub (Featured)
    Perhaps the most-talked-about craft beer trend of 2017 was the New England-style India Pale Ale. An easy-drinking riff on craft’s most popular style, NE IPAs prioritize tantalizing hop aromas and juicy flavor profiles over bitterness and the “hoppy” wallop generally associated with IPAs. Wreckingmore...
    Perhaps the most-talked-about craft beer trend of 2017 was the New England-style India Pale Ale. An easy-drinking riff on craft’s most popular style, NE IPAs prioritize tantalizing hop aromas and juicy flavor profiles over bitterness and the “hoppy” wallop generally associated with IPAs. Wrecking Bar’s one-off JUICE WILLIS IPA SERIES — which the Little Five Points brewpub started in January — has been a joy to behold in that regard. They’ve released a new beer every few weeks (nine variations and counting at press time), each time adding new recipe tweaks and a new Bruce Willis pun for the name. It’s rare to see a local beer that’s so on trend, delicious and admirably exemplifying brewing innovation all at once. Check @wreckingbarbrewpub on Instagram for the latest batch. Wrecking Bar Brewpub, 292 Moreland Ave. N.E. 404-221-2600. www.wreckingbarbrewpub.com. less...

    Best new beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Featured)
    It started as a draft-only, taproom-only member of Three Tavern Brewery’s Sour Asylum series. Lacto-fermented and matured on fresh raspberry purée, slightly tart and sporting a highly sessionable alcohol-by-volume (5 percent), RAPTUROUS quickly became a favorite of the Decatur beermaker’s tours.more...
    It started as a draft-only, taproom-only member of Three Tavern Brewery’s Sour Asylum series. Lacto-fermented and matured on fresh raspberry purée, slightly tart and sporting a highly sessionable alcohol-by-volume (5 percent), RAPTUROUS quickly became a favorite of the Decatur beermaker’s tours. With more requests for the beer came more beer, and with more beer came a proper market release that brought glasses of the pink deliciousness to various watering holes all over the Atlanta metro area. These days, it’s not uncommon to find it at hip, varied restaurants and bars like Chai Pani, Argosy, and Gaja. Better still, Creative Loafing’s best new beer of 2016 started showing up in cans this August. Pro-tip: Those cans pair exceedingly well with the final dregs of the Georgia summer. less...

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Creature Comforts Downtown Taproom and Brewery (Featured)

    Best of local beer: New beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Orpheus Brewing (Featured)

    Best of local beer: New brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Orpheus Brewing (Featured)

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best new beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Wild Heaven Beer (Featured)
    We've always been proud of our local bottled beers, it's just that there's so few of them. Well that's beginning to change, starting with Wild Heaven, a new brewery from Nick Purdy. Along with consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven has so far released two beers: Invocation, a Belgian-style goldenmore...
    We've always been proud of our local bottled beers, it's just that there's so few of them. Well that's beginning to change, starting with Wild Heaven, a new brewery from Nick Purdy. Along with consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven has so far released two beers: Invocation, a Belgian-style golden ale, and Ode to Mercy, an Imperial Brown Ale. Try a glass of the deep, bitter toffee-tinged Ode to Mercy with a stinky cheese, or the slightly fruity and spicy Invocation with roast pork or chicken. wildheavencraftbeers.com. less...

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Runner-up: Terrapin Beer Co.


    265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, 706-549-3377, www.terrapinbeer.com

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Runner-up
    Red Brick Blonde at Atlanta Brewing Company<br 2323 Defoor Hills Road, 404-355-5558, www.atlantabrewing.com


    Best Locally Brewed Beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Locally Brewed Beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    5 Seasons Brewing Company - North (Permanently Closed)
    Glenn Sprouse's love of beer came from his childhood visits to Germany. After he became an engineer, he began to brew his own beer in an effort to replicate what he'd drank there as a kid. Now the brewmaster at 5 SEASONS BREWING in Sandy Springs, Sprouse has parlayed his love for European beer into amore...
    Glenn Sprouse's love of beer came from his childhood visits to Germany. After he became an engineer, he began to brew his own beer in an effort to replicate what he'd drank there as a kid. Now the brewmaster at 5 SEASONS BREWING in Sandy Springs, Sprouse has parlayed his love for European beer into a career. Behind the bar is an open window that looks onto several of the huge copper vats where Sprouse works his magic. Our favorites are the 7 Sisters Munchner, which is bittersweet and packs a punch of flavor, and the Big O, an organic ale that's rich and robust with a lightly sweet flavor that comes from caramel malt. less...

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