ATL BREWS: Hot, dog days are here!

The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries

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BYLINE: Jill Melancon

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Red Hare Brewing in Marietta on Saturday, July 16, from 2-7 p.m. They’ll have live music and food trucks and part of the proceeds benefits Atlanta Lab Rescue. Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Sample FIVE different Pilsner styles at Round Trip Brewing on the Westside’s Pilsner Patio Party on Saturday, July 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. They’ll also have live music, BBQ, and a water feature to help you keep cool! Check out our Round Trip Brewing podcast!

This Saturday, July 16, the Radio Tucker Music Festival II takes place at High Card Brewing in — where else but — Tucker. Enjoy live music provided by Lynx Deluxe, reCurrent Rage, Art Linton and Das Kaiser, as well as DJ sets from Friday Night Fever’s Fernando F! Of course, plenty of locally-brewed beer will also be available — and, it’s free. 4-11 p.m. Check out our High Card Brewing podcast!

Hot diggity dog! Nothing screams summer quite like a hot dog. Celebrate National Hot Dog Day Wednesday, July 20, at Red’s Beer Garden, nestled between Grant Park and East Atlanta in Benteen Park. Whether ordering in or to-go, there will be a variety of specialty dogs — or guests can build their own with a range of toppings from ketchup, mustard, mayo and relish to pimento cheese, avocado spread, fig jam, and chopped bacon.

Celebrate Christmas in July on Saturday, July 23, from 6-10 p.m. at Wild Leap Brew Co. in LaGrange. They’ll have Christmas movies playing, special Christmas cocktails, and of course beer! Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

Dry County Brewing in Kennesaw is having a Paint Party on Tuesday, July 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $35 ticket price includes a canvas and supplies, as well as one drink of your choice. Check out our Dry County Brewing podcast!

Fayetteville’s Line Creek Brewing is having a Paint Your Pup Night on Wednesday, July 27, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For the $50 ticket price, you’ll receive all the materials you need to paint a portrait of your furry friend, and 10% of proceeds go to the Royal Animal Refuge. Check out our LineCreek Brewing podcast!

West Midtown’s Fire Maker Brewing celebrates their annual Honahlee-Land festival on Saturday, July 30, from noon until midnight! They’ll have a great lineup of music, beer, and beers at this mash-up of music festival, beer festival, and DragonCon! Check out our Fire Maker Brewing podcast!

Tucker Brewing is getting ready for the fall early this year, celebrating the release of their Tucktoberfest Marzen Lager release on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 4-9 p.m. They’ll be doing growler giveaways every hour on the hour. Check out our Tucker Brewing podcast!

Join Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Alpharetta for Family Dance Party on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6-9 p.m. They’ll have a live dj, food, and free giveaways courtesy of Halcyon.

Saturday, Aug. 6, marks Line Creek Brewing in Peachtree City’s Fantastic Fourth Anniversary! They’ll be celebrating starting at 2 p.m. with five special beer releases, live music, great food, and even better company. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain!

Come “Tie” One On at Monday Night Garage in the West End for their 11th Anniversary! The Festivities start at noon on Saturday Aug. 6, and keep going until 9 p.m. on Sunday. They’ll have specialty brews, live music and a late-night after party. Get your tickets here.  Check out our Monday Night Brewing podcast!

Join Sweetwater Brewing on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. for Summer Ain’t Over Fest, featuring live music, local artists, BBQ and a huge merch blowout.

Saturday, Aug. 13, Red Hare Brewing in Marietta helps fight breast cancer with their Cheers to a Cure event from 2-7 p.m. Purchase a $10 Pink Agenda glass that includes your first pint, and they’ll also have specialty cocktails and brews, live music, food, and will donate a portion of all proceeds to Pink Agenda who are a non-profit raising money for breast cancer research, care, and awareness. Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Join Wild Leap Brew in LaGrange for Taco Wars on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 6-10 p.m. Check out tacos from all over GA, live music, one-day-only beers and brewery games!

Check out the Artist Market at Mutation Brewing in Sandy Springs on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3-8 p.m. There will be over 15 local vendors, food by Republic Smokehouse BBQ and three new beer releases available.

StillFire Brewing in Suwanee is having a Find Your Fire Foundation Charity Event to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure on Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at noon. They’ll be matching apparel, gift card, and packaged beer sales all day, and doubling any direct donations as well as donating money for every beer poured. There will be live music, food trucks, games and a raffle! Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Come celebrate Burnt Hickory Brewery in Kennesaw for their tenth anniversary party on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon to 11 p.m. They’ll be release two new barrel aged beers and special merch, paired with live music, food, and games.

Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon until 11 p.m. with great music, great food, and great beer! Check out our Ironshield Brewing podcast!

Already looking ahead to Oktoberfest celebrations? Horned Owl Brewing in Kennesaw will be celebrating Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 with German-style beers, food trucks, and all things Oktoberfest!



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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