ATL BREWS: May the Fourth be with you — and Cinco de Mayo, too!

The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries

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Photo credit: Courtesy Upper Westside Ale Trail
WHO RIDES THE MAGIC BUS?: Atlanta Beer Bus makes nine stops this weekend.

BYLINE: Jill Melancon

Sweetwater Brewing and Happy Ending Productions’ Sweetwater 420 Festival is finally here,  happening in Centennial Olympic Park Apr. 28 — May 1! 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.

Join Norcross’ Social Fox Brewing for their 2nd Anniversary Pre-Party on Friday, Apr. 29 from 4-10 p.m.  They’ll have food trucks and a special beer release.  The official 2nd Anniversary Party will be the next day, Apr. 30 from noon-10 p.m. with multiple food vendors, a petting zoo, games, and live music. Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!

Join the Upper Westside Ale Trail on Saturday, Apr. 30 from noon to 6 p.m.!  The Atlanta Beer Bus will take you to NINE Westside breweries () where your ticket gets you a sample size beer at Atlanta Brewing, Bold Monk, Dr. Scofflaw, Fire Maker, Monday Night, Round Trip, Second Self, Steady Hand, and Urban Tree each location, transportation, a commemorative pin, and the Ale Trail Passport Book you can get stamped at each brewery.  Find out more here.

Join Roswell’s Gate City Brewing for Giveback Monday on Monday, May 2, from 6-9 p.m. when they will donate $1 for every pint purchased to Keep Roswell Beautiful to support their award-winning environmental efforts and programming.

May the Fourth be with you at Pontoon Brewing in Norcross!  Celebrate May 4 with a special Star Wars themed trivia night starting at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Thursday, May 5, with Mutation Brewing in Roswell featuring beer specials and their delicious BBQ.  There will also be a live DJ from 6-10 p.m.

Cultivation Brewery in Norcross is also featuring Cinco de Mayo festivities Thursday, May 5, from 4-9 p.m. They’ll have food trucks and two new festive brews on tap.

Or if you are on the southside, check out the Cinco de Mayo party at LaGrange’s Wild Leap Brew Co on Saturday, May 7 from 4-8 p.m. with live music, games, and one-day only beers! Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

Saturday, May 7, join StillFire Brewing for their Hopnoxious Block Party from 3 p.m. to midnight!  It is their once a year release of Hopnoxious IPA, a double dry-hopped 2-headed freak of an IPA with 10.24% ABV. They’ll have live music all day, food trucks, and various local vendors—they’ll even have a laser light show once the sun goes down! Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at Monkey Wrench Brewing’s Mother’s Day Market Saturday, May 7, starting at noon.  There will be 20 art vendors as well as live music and a food truck. Check out our Monkey Wrench Brewing podcast!

Join Blackbird Farms Brewery in Lilburn to celebrate their one-year anniversary on Friday, May 13, from 4-11 p.m.  They’ll have food, live entertainment, and free prizes!

Celebrate the 11th Anniversary of one of the oldest breweries in town, Marietta’s Red Hare Brewing, on Saturday, May 14, starting at noon. They’ll feature brand new beers, food trucks, and live music all day! Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Join the Westside’s Steady Hand Beer Co for Spring Fest 2022 featuring an artist market, live music, and food trucks on Saturday, May 14, from noon to 11 p.m. Check out our Steady Hand Beer podcast!

Celebrate Armed Forces Day with Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville along with Whole Hog BBQ on Saturday, May 21, starting at noon.  They’ll have live music all day along with full liter beer stein specials, and of course, bbq from a whole hog! Check out our Ironshield Brewing podcast!

On Sunday, May 22, from 2-6 p.m., join Dry County Brewing for Lightning Baseball’s Brew for a Ball, raising funds for Lightning Baseball’s 7U travel team.  They’ll have food, music, cornhole, local vendors, and of course plenty to drink!  Register here for the cornhole tournament, and check out our Dry County Brewing podcast!

Reformation Brewery’s Canton location kicks off their Screen on the Green series on Wednesday, Jun. 1, with family friendly movies each week including The Sandlot (June 1), Tangled (June 8), SING! (June 15), Cruella (June 22), Jungle Cruise (June 29), Space Jam (July 6), Aladdin (July 13), The Incredibles (July 20), and Encanto (July 27). Check out our Reformation Brewery podcast!

Check out the Glover Park Art Market at Glover Park Brewery in Marietta on Sunday, Jun. 5, from 12:30-7:00 p.m. featuring a food truck in addition to all the good beer and local art.  Check out our Glover Park Brewery podcast!



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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