ON TAP: Santa, tacky sweaters, and a pajama party
Local breweries offer holiday festivities
BYLINE: JILL MELANCON
Cultivation Brewing in Norcross is having a chili cook off holiday fundraiser for Toys for Tots on Dec. 18 starting at 4 p.m. Your $10 ticket (or a new, unwrapped toy) gets you the chili tastings.
Check out the Wreath Making Workshop at Arches Brewing in Hapeville on Dec. 18 from 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets include all materials needed to create your own 12-inch holiday wreath! Check out our Arches Brewing podcast!
Join Fire Maker Brewing on Dec. 18 from noon-3 p.m. for Pups and Pints! Meet adoptable dogs and a percentage of beer and coffee sales that day will go to benefit PAWS Atlanta, a non-profit animal welfare organization in Decatur. Check out our Fire Maker Brewing podcast!
Looking ahead to Christmas, Alpharetta’s Cherry Street Brew Pub at Halcyon celebrates Brunch and Brews with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m. In addition to brunch and Santa, they’ll have a kid’s ornament decorating class—and no charge for photos with Santa! You can also spend New Year’s Eve with them from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m with live music, light snacks and a free champagne toast.
Santa is also dropping by Social Fox Brewing in Norcross on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 1-3 p.m. Come by and take your family photos with Santa and bring the kids for story time as well! Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!
Tacky sweater parties seem to be the big theme this year, and StillFire Brewing in Suwanee is having one on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. during their holiday party that starts at 4 p.m. Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!
Dry County Brewing in Kennesaw is having their own tacky sweater party on Dec. 18 from 2 p.m. to midnight. They’ll have live music starting at 7 p.m. and the Crazy Hawg BBQ food truck starting at 4 p.m. Check out our Dry County Brewing podcast!
Join Line Creek Brewing Company in Peachtree City for their Cheers and Beers Christmas Pajama Party on Dec. 18 from 7-10 p.m. featuring live music, fresh craft brews, and food from Blue Nomad Grill and Georgia Tacos. Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!
Santa will be hanging out at Scofflaw Brewing Company on the Westside on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1-6:30 p.m. Come take your photo with Santa (kids have first priority over adults and animals). They’ll also have a Hot Cocoa station and a food truck on site.
Eventide Brewing in Grant Park hosts their Holiday Extravaganza from 1-6 p.m. on Dec. 19. Santa will be there, and they’ll have a local artist holiday market as well. Bring a donation of new, unwrapped toy or coats for all ages and get a free beer! Check out our Eventide Brewing podcast!
Looking ahead to New Year’s, New Realm Brewing in Old Fourth Ward is selling tickets for their New Year’s Eve party that will include an open bar, live music, and two buffets.
Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville is having a very unique New Year’s celebration—they will celebrate Germany and Belgium’s New Year at 6 p.m. with specials on German and Belgian beers, and Ireland and Scotland’s New Year at 7 p.m. with specials on their Irish and Scotch Ales, and college football will be on all day! Check out our Ironshield Brewing podcast!
Celebrate the New Year with Gate City Brewing in Roswell from noon to 12:30am. They’ll have a live DJ, 18 beers on tap, and seasonal craft cocktails in addition to food from Q’Paso—no ticket necessary!
Brew Year’s Eve at Line Creek Brewing in Peachtree City will feature live music, food from Blue Nomad Grill from noon to 9 p.m., and all your favorite brews from 9 p.m. till midnight. Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!
Reformation Brewery’s Canton and Woodstock locations will be open late for New Year’s celebrations and plenty of surprises! Check out our Reformation Brewery podcast!
StillFire Brewing in Suwanee is having an 80s Prom Party for New Year’s! They’ll have BBQ for purchase from 6-10 p.m., and no cover before 8 p.m. Wear your best 80s prom gear and see who gets crowned prom King and Queen! Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!
Start celebrating New Years earlier in the day with Brew Year’s Brunch at Monday Night Garage in the West End. Join them from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch bites, seasonal beers, and $20 bottomless beermosas. Check out our Monday Night Brewing podcast!
Ironmonger Brewing in Marietta celebrates New Years from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. VIP tickets include your midnight toast and a full evening of axe throwing. Check out our Ironmonger Brewing podcast!
And if you want to look even further into 2022, Sweetwater Brewing has announced the dates for that year’s 420 Fest—it’s happening in Centennial Olympic Park from Thursday, Apr. 28 through May 1!
Arches Brewing (3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville) hosts The Bingo Show on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Play bingo with beer and drag queens! Check out our Arches podcast!
Fire Maker Brewing (975 Chattahoochee Ave, Atlanta) in West Midtown features trivia every Wednesday and themed trivia every Thursday, both starting at 6:30 p.m. Check out their new beer garden and their new hazy Winter IPA called Yukon Cornelius! Check out our Fire Maker podcast!
Ironmonger Brewing (2129 NW Pkwy, Marietta) features trivia every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. It’s free to play, and you get $1 off selected pints for your team! Check out our Ironmonger podcast!
Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) also features trivia every Wednesday from 7:15-9:00 p.m. and Game Night every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Check out our Ironshield podcast!
Watch NFL and College football games every Saturday and Sunday through the season from noon-8:00 p.m at Monday Night Brewing (670 Trabert Ave, Atlanta) in West Midtown and Monday Night Garage (933 Lee St, Atlanta) in West End. Wear your team’s gear and get a free beer! Check out our Monday Night podcast!
NoFo Brew Co (6150 GA-400, Cumming) features Music Bingo every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
Orpheus Brewing (1440 Dutch Valley Pl, Atlanta) in Ansley Park has trivia every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. First, second, and third place all win Orpheus gift cards. Check out our Orpheus Brewing podcast!
Outrun Brewing Company in Stone Mountain features trivia competitions every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Stop by for a chance to win beer credit and check out their new brew called Midnight Run featuring flavors of malt and chocolate, it is light with a dry finish. Check out our Outrun Brewing podcast!
Reformation Brewery has trivia at their Woodstock location (105 Elm St) on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., at their Canton location (225 Reformation Pkwy) on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and at the Smyrna location (6255 Riverview Rd) on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. Check out our Reformation podcast!
If you’re looking for something other than trivia, check out Speed Puzzles at Round Trip Brewing (1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd, Atlanta) on the Westside every Tuesday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Assemble a 500 piece puzzle as quickly as possible, and you might win a gift card for your next visit! Check out our Round Trip podcast!
Join Second Self Beer Company (1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta) in West Midtown for their new Wag-A-Long Wednesdays! Every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m, bring your doggy friend with you and get $1 off your first pint, and $10 pitchers for everyone else! Check out our Second Self podcast!
Six Bridges Brewing (11455 Lakefield Dr, Johns Creek) joins Hard Hitting Trivia every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and check out food truck nights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 4-9 p.m. Check out our Six Bridges podcast!
Slow Pour Brewing Company (407 N Clayton St, Lawrenceville) has trivia every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. First, second, and third place teams win Slow Pour gift cards.
Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) is now a proud sponsor of the Atlanta Gladiators and you’ll be able to purchase some of their brews at the Gas South Arena as of November 5! You can also watch all the Gladiators away games in the taproom! Check out our Social Fox podcast!
Play trivia with the good folks at Sweetwater Brewing (195 Ottley Dr) in Midtown on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Tucker Brewing (2003 S Bibb Dr, Tucker) has trivia on the first and third Wednesdays every month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Check out our Tucker Brewing podcast!
Variant Brewing Company (66 Norcross St, Roswell) celebrates Trivia Tuesday every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Prizes for first, second, and third place. Check out our Variant Brewing podcast! —CL—