BREWERIES: Barks ’n’ brews and chili, too
The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries
Marietta’s Red Hare Brewing is hosting Barks N Brews Saturday, Jan. 29, from 12-6 p.m Take your your doggy best friend to the Dog Fashion Show at 3, when you can enjoy drink specials, a small batch beer release, and meals from a visiting food truck. A portion of the proceeds from the cocktail of the day will benefit the Cobb County Humane Society. Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!
Gate City Brewing in Roswell hosts their annual Chili Cook-Off this Sunday, Jan. 30, from 1-3 p.m. Each chili in the competition must feature Gate City beer in the recipe! You can enter your own chili or taste your way to the winner alongside guest judges. Tickets are available here.
The long-awaited opening of the new Atlantucky Brewing taproom in Castleberry Hill, near Mercedes Benz Stadium, is finally here! Join Nappy Roots in celebrating their new endeavor Friday, Feb. 4! Check out our Atlantucky Brewing podcast!
Wild Heaven Beer and The Giving Kitchen have come together to create a special, purpose-driven collaboration, “Full-Service Beer.” This IPA is not only a well-crafted beer, but proceeds from Full Service Beer will be given to The Giving Kitchen to aid in their mission of providing assistance to food service workers. You can find it in their taprooms in Avondale and the West End, and in stores. Check out our Wild Heaven Beer podcast!
Check out the latest brewery to opening in Sandy Springs, Mutation Brewing, on Roswell Rd. To celebrate their grand opening, they are brewing a really unique sour called Mile High Salute, inspired by the traditional Peruvian beverage Chicha Morada. This sour is made with purple corn, cloves and cinnamon, then fermented with pineapple and apple.
Wild Leap Brewing in LaGrange won Beer Connoisseur magazine’s 2021 Brewery of the Year title! They had three beers to receive World Class ratings (96 or above) and nine more that received an Exceptional rating. The magazine says such a feat by one brewery is an unprecedented achievement. If you haven’t made the hour to hour and a half drive south to LaGrange, you should! Or, you can wait until Wild Leap opens an Atlanta location later this year! But, why do that? Check out our Wild Leap Brewing podcast!
With the increase in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, Burnt Hickory Brewery in Kennesaw has closed their taproom until more stringent health protocols can be put in place to protect their customers and staff. Their brews are still available in the market.
The Westside’s Fire Maker Brewing Company was ranked the number two Best New Brewery in America for 2021 by USA Today! To celebrate, they are releasing a collaboration brew with the #9 Best New Brewery, Corporate Ladder Brewing, called A Song of Ladders and Fire. It’s a Baltic Porter with a lighter body and notes of chocolate and coffee and will hit stores on Feb. 4. Check out our Fire Maker Brewing podcast!
Fayetteville’s Line Creek Brewing is holding a Beer and Business Networking event Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 5-7 p.m. The owners, along with other forward thinkers and local business owners/employees, will meet up for a casual networking event—come join them! Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!
A release party for Skip’s Berliner Weisse will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, from 5-9 p.m.at Tucker Brewing Company. They’ll be doing growler giveaways every hour on the hour. Check out ourTucker Brewing Company podcast!
Wild Heaven Brewing in the West End is celebrating Galentine’s Day Friday, Feb. 11, for “gals” to partake of a flower crown-making class, a tarot card reading, and a themed photo booth! Attendees get to be the first to try Wild Heaven’s Galentine’s Day Cherry Hibiscus Sour Ale! The Avondale location will celebrate on Saturday, Feb. 12. Tickets are $39 each, and include all the crown-making supplies you need plus drink tickets! And for an additional $10, you can indulge on food from Nana G’s Chicken & Waffles food truck.
Help Pontoon Brewing celebrate their fourth anniversary in Sandy Springs Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1-8 p.m.
Hapeville’s Arches Brewing is holding “HaHa Hapeville” night on Friday, Feb. 18, from 8-10 p.m. featuring some of Atlanta’s best stand-up acts and beer delivered to your table. Check out our Arches Brewing podcast!
Eventide Brewing in Grant Park is celebrating their eighth anniversary with their 8EEEEEEEE (80s) party Saturday, Feb. 19. Check out our Eventide Brewing podcast!
Scofflaw Brewing’s second location, Dr. Scofflaw at The Works, on the West Side’s Chattahoochee Row, is having their annual F*** Cancer event to help raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fight cancer, Saturday, Feb. 19, starting at noon.
Sweetwater Brewing celebrates their 25th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 19. Everything gets going at at 2 p.m. with Futurebirds, Larkin Poe, Andy Frasco & the U.N., and Yam Yam. Plenty of food will be available, and, of course, a boatload of beers! VIP tickets are available, but selling fast..
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville with their Karneval celebration Saturday, Feb. 26 starting at noon, with live music from 1-4 p.m. Check out our Ironshield Brewing podcast!
The 2022 Suwanee Beer Fest Beer Chaser 5Ktakes place Saturday, Mar. 5. With registration already open, make sure you get a spot. It takes place at Suwanee Town Center Park starting at 11 a.m. and is a Peachtree Road Race qualifying event. Full details available here.
Two weeks later, Saturday, Mar. 19, mark your calendar for the Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, as it returns to Town Center Park to reclaim its title as the biggest St. Patrick’s Day weekend party in Gwinnett!. The event is 21and over only, with advance tickets at $55 each onsite now. The price increases to $60 Feb 13. General Admission includes unlimited samples of 350+ craft beers, live music from Journey tribute band DEPARTURE, festival games such as cornhole, giant Jenga, giant beer pong, and mobile axe throwing, food trucks, local artists and vendors. The Georgia Beer Garden will also return, featuring some of our favorite homegrown Peach State breweries.
Steady Hand Beer Company on the Westside celebrates their third anniversary Saturday, Mar. 12 from 12-10 p.m. They’ll have new beer releases, live music, food trucks, and giveaways. Your ticket includes three pints of beer and a souvenir glass! Check out our Steady Hand Beer Company podcast!
Then get ready for Steady Hand Beer Company’s Crawfish for a Cause celebration on Saturday, Apr. 2, from 3-11 p.m. Head to Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. on the Westside for crawfish, live music, and, of course, beer to raise awareness of teen and young adult mental health issues, with proceeds funneled to local programs
Looking further into 2022, Sweetwater Brewing and Happy Ending Productions have added Gov’t Mule and Thievery Corporation to this year’s Sweetwater 420 Festival lineup. It’s happening in Centennial Olympic Park Apr. 28 through May 1! While many of the VIP packages have sold out, single day and three-day general admission tickets are still available.
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!
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.
Six Bridges Brewing (11455 Lakefield Dr, Johns Creek) joins Hard Hitting Trivia every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. with food truck on Tuesdays from 4-9 p.m.
Variant Brewing Company (66 Norcross St, Roswell) celebrates Trivia Tuesday every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Prizes for first, second, and third place.
Reformation Brewery has trivia at their Woodstock location (105 Elm St) on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
6S Brewing Company (3111 Main St., Duluth) features trivia nights on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
West Midtown’s Fire Maker Brewing (975 Chattahoochee Ave, Atlanta) features trivia every Wednesday, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Horned Owl Brewing (2765 S Main St, Kennesaw) has trivia night every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
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!
Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) also features trivia every Wednesday from 7:15-9:00 p.m.
NoFo Brew Co (6150 GA-400, Cumming) features Music Bingo every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
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.
Reformation Brewery has trivia at their Canton location (225 Reformation Pkwy) on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m..
West Midtown’s Fire Maker Brewing (975 Chattahoochee Ave, Atlanta) features themed trivia every Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m.
6S Brewing Company (3111 Main St., Duluth) features Bingo nights on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.
Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) features Game Night every Thursday from 5-9 p.m.
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.
Join Second Self Beer Company (1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta) in West Midtown for $3 pint night every Friday!
Six Bridges Brewing (11455 Lakefield Dr, Johns Creek) hosts food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
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!
Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) is now a proud sponsor of the Atlanta Gladiators and you can purchase some of their brews at Gas South Arena! You can also watch all the Gladiators away games in the taproom!
Sundays from 1-3 p.m. check out The Bingo Show at Arches Brewing (3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville). Play bingo with beer and drag queens!
Reformation Brewery has trivia at their Smyrna location (6255 Riverview Rd) on Sundays from 6-8 p.m.