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ATL BREWS: Craft brew festivals on the ‘to do’ list

The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries

Wild Leap Brew in LaGrange has just released their line of ready-to-drink cocktails called Mygotu in three flavors—Raspberry Lemonade, Pineapple Passionfruit, and Grapefruit Peach.  Each can has only 1g of carbs and 100 calories! You can pick up a six-pack at the brewery or at your favorite retailer. Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Alpharetta will be featuring St Patty’s Day Shenanigans this weekend through March 20! They’ll be serving your favorite St. Patty’s Day food and drink specials as well as presenting live music. A special brunch will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One of my favorite local brews, Tucker Brewing Company’s Roaring Twenties Radler, is back starting Friday, Mar. 18, at 4 p.m.  They’ll be doing growler giveaways every hour on the hour! Check out our Tucker Brewing podcast!

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 tickets on sale now at $60 each. They’ll be $65 each the day of show. General admission tickets include unlimited samples of 350-plus craft beers, live music from the Journey tribute band DEPARTURE, festival games such as cornhole, giant Jenga, giant beer pong, and mobile axe throwing, plus food trucks along with local artists and vendors.

Ironmonger Brewing in Marietta is having a St. Pawtrick’s Day party on Saturday, Mar. 19, starting at 1 p.m. in collaboration with Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue.  Bring your dog by and get a chance to meet the adoptable dogs from Mostly Mutts. You can also earn a free pint by bringing in an item from their list of things they could use to care for their pets like pill pockets, Pupperoni, hand sanitizer, nitrile gloves, towels, paper towels, bleach, Pine-Sol cleaner, and trash bags. Check out our Ironmonger Brewing podcast!

Saturday, Mar. 19 Reformation Brewery’s Canton location (225 Reformation Pkwy) celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Green on the Green from 2-6 p.m. Check out our Reformation Brewery podcast!

For those still wanting to get their green on, 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.

The Westside’s Fire Maker Brewing celebrates their second annual Grandiversary on Saturday, Mar. 26, featuring live music, food vendors, and a special beer release.  Grandiversary celebrates the grand opening that never happened thanks to the pandemic! VIP tickets include a special pint glass, 2 free pours and special access to a VIP area.  Get them here.  Check out our Fire Maker podcast!

Monday Night Brewing is the first local craft brewery to partner with the Peachtree Road Race—the world’s largest 10K race.  Registration is open for the race now through Mar. 31, and if you bring proof of your registration by any of their taprooms through Apr. 1 you can enjoy a free pint on them!  You can also register in person at Monday Night Garage in the West End on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Check out our Monday Night Brewing podcast!

The Georgia Craft Brewers Festival is happening at Atlantic Station Saturday, Apr. 2, from 1-5 p.m.  Sixty member breweries of the Georgia Brewers Guild will be there with over 250 beers available for sampling.  Get your tickets here.

Join Good Word Brewing in Duluth for their second annual Little Beer celebration on the Duluth Town Green Saturday, Apr. 9, from noon-5 p.m.  They’ll be hosting over 60 breweries from around the country who will each bring one pale lager and one beer with a 5.5% ABV or lower.

Elsewhere Brewing in Grant Park is having a Spring Drag Brunch Saturday, Apr. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Jayella Banks, Brigitte Bidet, Perka $exx, Mona Lott, Kitty Love Antoinette, and Gracie Spina. There will be two shows. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Cherry Street Beerfest 2022 happens this year at Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Cumming on Saturday, Apr. 23, from 1-5 p.m. benefitting the Humane Society of Forsyth County.

Sweetwater Brewing and Happy Ending Productions’ Sweetwater 420 Festival is fast approaching. 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. On the bill are Thievery Corporation, Gov’t Mule, 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.

Monkey Wrench Brewing in Suwanee will be holding a Mother’s Day Market Saturday, May 7, from noon-7 p.m. with 20 art vendors, live music, and a food truck. Check out our Monkey Wrench Brewing podcast!

Ongoing:

Monday

Check out Line Creek Brewing Bus Barn (300 City Center Dr, Fayetteville) Trivia Night every other Monday starting Mar. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. hosted by Super Geek Trivia Nights.  It will alternate with Music Bingo on Mondays.

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!

Steady Hand Beer (1611 Ellsworth Industrial, Atlanta) has a trivia night every Tuesday at 7 p.m., and you can play for gift cards and beer.

Peachtree City’s Line Creek Brewing (150 Huddleston Rd) celebrates Taco Tuesday every Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. through the end of May with the help of Georgia Tacos.

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

Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) also features trivia every Wednesday from 7:15-9:00 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.

Join Trivia Night at Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  Beer and prizes to the top team each week.

Reformation Brewery (105 Elm St, Woodstock) now has trivia every Wednesday at the Woodstock location.  Prizes go to first, second, and third place every week.

Thursday

Join Second Self Beer (1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta) for Game Night Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. featuring a different video game each Thursday in addition to board and arcade games!  They’ll also have $10 pitchers available.

Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) features board game night with the Gwinnett Board Game Society the first and third Thursday of every month—everyone is welcome!

Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) features their own game show called “Fox Feud” based on the popular survey game show.  Teams can have as many members as you want and play absolutely free!

Round Trip Brewing (1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd, Atlanta) features trivia from Dirty South Trivia every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Friday

Join Second Self Beer Company (1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta) in West Midtown for $3 pint night every Friday!

Saturday and Sunday

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 now through Apr. 16!

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!

Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) features Beer and Brainpower—a five round mixed-theme trivia game—starting at 3 p.m. every Sunday.—CL—





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