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ATL BREWS: Local Mardi Gras celebrations abound

The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries

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N'AWLINS TOO FAR: Celebrate locally.

Wild Heaven Gardens in the West End has a new food menu that is INCREDIBLE. Delicious hummus as well as several new sandwiches (the Smoked Brisket was my fave). Check it out with their Saint Dolly Blonde Bock or the Stuckey’s Pecan Log Roll American Brown Ale. Check out our Wild Heaven podcast!

Kettlerock Brewing in Peachtree Corners just released a new Belgian Winter White called Snow Flurries. It features coriander, grains of paradise, and notes of winter fruits with lemon, orange, and plum. Check out our Kettlerock Brewing podcast!

EAV’s Hippin Hops Brewery has opened a second location in East Lake at 2380 Hosea Williams Drive next to Perc Coffee. This location will focus mainly on sours and will also distill their own liquor and serve grilled food options. Believe it or not, Hippin Hops already have a third location on the way in Stone Mountain later this spring!

Help the Westside’s Second Self Beer Co celebrate their eighth anniversary, starting Tuesday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 26. That Tuesday also sees the release of their new Totally TWObular Beermosa style IPA brewed with peaches and made in collaboration with Bottleshare. Check out our Second Self Beer podcast!

Grab your warmest 80s attire for Gate City Brewing in Roswell’s Polar Bear Party on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 2-10 p.m.! They’ll have real snow and sledding, live music, and a ski bar with hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks.

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!

Glover Park Brewery will hold their fourth annual Mardi Gras celebration Saturday, Feb. 26, starting at noon. They’ll have two new beer releases (including a King Cake Stout) and live music from Trombone Jesus. Check out our Glover Park Brewery podcast!

Suwanee’s StillFire Brewing also celebrates Saturday, Feb. 26 with their Beads and Beers Mardi Gras Party starting at 3 p.m. featuring drink specials, food, beads, and more! Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Join Best End Brewing in the West End for their third annual Crawfish Boil from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 5, with all you can eat crawfish and classic low-country boil sides, live music and of course, cold brews. Advance tickets are available here.

The 2022 Suwanee Beer Fest Beer Chaser 5K takes place Saturday, Mar. 5. With registration already open, so 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.

From the Earth Brewing in Roswell celebrates Georgia Beer Day on Saturday, Mar. 5, with special Georgia Beer Day glasses and live music with the Banana Spliffs starting at 5 p.m.

Line Creek Brewing in Peachtree City is also celebrating Georgia Beer Day from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 5. They’ll have commemorative glasses available, and $1 from every pint glass sold goes to support the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!

Six Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek celebrates Georgia Beer Day from noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 5, with the requisite pint glasses, food by Chef Taylor Holmes, plus an artist market.  Check out our Six Bridges Brewing podcast!

Steady Hand Brew Co. on the Westside celebrates their third anniversary on Saturday, Mar. 12, from noon to 10 p.m. Your ticket gets you 3 pints of beer and a souvenir glass! Live music, new beer releases, food trucks and giveaways will be featured all day long! Check out our Steady Hand Brew podcast!

Hang out at Blackbird Farms Brewery in Lilburn Thursday, Mar. 17, from 4-11 p.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music and Irish beers.

Celebrate National Awkward Moments Day at Awkward Brewing in Fayetteville Friday, Mar. 18, from 4-10 p.m. Grab a pint and share your best awkward story for a discount!

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.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Wild Leap Brew Co in LaGrange Saturday, Mar. 19, from noon-8 p.m. They’ll have live music, Irish dancers, face painting, one-day-only small batch beers in addition to the requisite green beer. Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

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 — May 1! While many of the VIP packages have sold out, single day and three-day general admission tickets are still available. Others on the bill include Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Snoop Dogg, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, Dirty Heads, Snarky Puppy, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lotus, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew: Remain in Light, Spafford, Big Something, Too Many Zooz, The Movement, Doom Flamingo + Queen is Doomed, Badfish, Boombox Feat. Backbeat Brass, Town Mountain, The Nth Power Feat. Jennifer Hartswick, Tropidelic, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Karina Rykman, Kitchen Dwellers, Neighbor, DENM, Little Stranger, Kanika Moore & The Psycodelics, Hedonistas, Butcher Brown, Sexbruise?, Certainly So, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, KrisB’s Midnight Railroad, Bird Dog Jubilee, The 4 Korners, The Stews, Pressing Strings, The Broadcast, and the Taylor Scott Band.

Ongoing:

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.