ATL BREWS: Christmas cheer and more beer!

The 411 on ATL beers and breweries

Photo credit: Courtesy New Realm Brewing Company
BUSY MAN: Santa Claus is scheduled to appear at numerous breweries around the ATL before Christmas. At the Old Fourth Ward’s New Realm Brewing Co. you can have breakfast him Sunday, Dec. 18, starting at 9 a.m. You may want to take your children with you for this!

Round Trip Brewing Company on the Westside will be open in the afternoon and some mornings so futbol fans can do what those attending the FIFA World Cup live in Qatar can’t do — drink beer!— from now through December 17. For many of the matches, food vendors will be creating country-specific cuisine.  Round Trip will also be the official bar of Son of Pitches for various matches. Check out our Round Trip Brewing podcast!

Three Taverns Craft Brewery in Decatur is holding their Holiday Art Market pop up Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at noon, featuring over 15 local artists, cold beer, and handmade food. Free to attend. Check out our Three Taverns Brewery podcast!

Chamblee’s Contrast Artisan Ales celebrates their second anniversary Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1-11 p.m. with live music, an artist market, food trucks, commemorative glassware, and great beers!

Cherry Street Brewing at Vickery Village in Cumming is celebrating their tenth anniversary with a full week of activities through Dec. 12. Special trivia nights, meet the brewer event, special beer releases, and a tasting of seven varieties of their barrel-aged 12.12.12. Barleywine are all on tap for this special celebration!

Line Creek Brewing Bus Barn in Fayetteville holds their Jingle Bell Hop Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7-10 p.m. featuring Michelle Malone and the Hot Toddies singing all your holiday favorites!  Seating is first-come, first-serve, and your ticket includes your first pour. Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!

Check out Winter Wanderland at Little Cottage Brewery and The Lost Druid Brewstillery in Avondale Estates Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 5 p.m.  Wander from place to place checking out Santa, Elsa, and the Art-Bominal Snowman while you shop throughout downtown Avondale Estates — eat, drink, and be merry! Check out our Lost Druid podcast!

Second Self Beer Company on the Westside is holding Ugly Sweater Sunday Funday Bingo to raise money for Georgia English Bulldog Rescue Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1-4 p.m.  Make sure you and your pup wear your ugly sweaters for a raffle ticket! Second Self will also be donating a percentage of their beer sales to the bullies (Though bullying in any way, shape, or form is not condoned.) Check out our Second Self Beer podcast!

Sunday, Dec. 11, check out Winter Wonderland at Monday Night Garage in the West End from noon to 3 p.m. for Santa photo ops, a holiday train rider, seasonal brews, face painting, and even some hot cocoa! Check out our Monday Night podcast!

Join Ironmonger Brewing Company in Marietta Saturday, Dec. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. for their very first Kustom Kulture Christmas—a great way to buy some early holiday gifts while supporting local artists and small business.  They will also be collecting toys for the 40 children at Seven Bridges to Recovery. Check out our Ironmonger Brewing podcast!

Social Fox Brewing in Norcross is holding their third annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Friday, Dec. 16, from 6-10 p.m.  Wear your ugliest for a chance to win prizes, including free beer! Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!

Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1-11 p.m., join Awkward Brewing in Fayetteville for a Santa-Themed event to benefit Toys for Tots.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Red Hare Brewing & Distilling in Marietta hosts their Ugly Holiday Sweater Party starting at 2 p.m, featuring live music, holiday cocktails, and limited small batch beers.  Tickets include your first beer, a commemorative pint glass, and a donation to Toys for Tots.  Tickets available here! And, if you haven't got an ugly ChristmasHoliday sweater, what's wrong with you? Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Halfway Crooks Beer in Summerhill holds their third annual Halfway Boevenmarkt Saturday, Dec. 17, from noon to 6 p.m.  Join them for holiday beverages, food, artisans and music.

Join StillFire Brewing Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon, for a Tacky Sweater Party!  They’ll have prizes for tackiest sweater and a special appearance by Bad Santa. Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Eventide Brewing in Grant Park celebrates their Ho-Ho-Holiday Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 17, from noon to 6 p.m. featuring 18 beers on draft, Santa available for photos, and Pi Houze Pizzeria serving up tasty pies. Anyone who brings a new, unopened toy will receive a free general admission ticket for Eventide’s 9th Anniversary Party in January! Check out our Eventide Brewing podcast!

Saturday, Dec. 17, is also when High Card Brewery in Tucker holds their Christmas Charity Concert from 4-8 p.m. — featuring Moss and Pepper and benefitting Behavioral Health of Georgia. Check out our High Card Brewery podcast!

Line Creek Brewing Co. in Peachtree City celebrates the holidays with their annual Cheers and Beers Christmas Pajama Party Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8-11 p.m.  They’ll have a live DJ, a full tap list, and food from Big Poppa’s Cuban. No word on whether or not your pjs should be naughty or nice.

Come meet Santa at Scofflaw at Scofflaw Brewing Co. on the Westside Sunday, Dec. 18 from noon to 6 p.m.  featuring photos with Santa, holiday inspired bites, local vendors, and a screening of the holiday classic, Elf, when it gets dark.

Join Old Fourth Ward’s New Realm Brewing Co. for Breakfast with Santa Sunday, Dec. 18, starting at 9 a.m.  Get your tickets here! 

Saturday, Dec. 24, from 8 p.m. to midnight, join Wild Leap Brew Co. at their brand new Atlanta location in Centennial Yards for their Bagel Ball with beer, cocktails, slushies, a live DJ, and an open bagel bar.  Get your tickets here! Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

Ring in the New Year with Gate City Brewing Company in Roswell Saturday, Dec. 31, from noon until 1 a.m.  Join them at the compound for food, friends, and fun as they say goodbye to 2022 with 18 beers on tap, a live DJ and Frybaby ATL.

Woodstock’s third annual Keg Drop happens at Reformation Brewery (Woodstock) Saturday, Dec. 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  This is an absolutely free event with live music, a live DJ, and of course great brews. Check out our Reformation Brewery podcast!

New Realm Brewing Co. in Old Fourth Ward is having a New Year’s Eve Celebration Saturday, Dec. 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Your ticket includes an open bar, unlimited buffet, a live DJ, live music, a heated dance party tent, and photo booth.  Tickets available here!

Wild Leap Brew Co. in LaGrange celebrates the end of 2022 with their free admission New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball starting at 8 p.m. with one night only beers, cocktails, and slushies along with a live DJ and party favors, while the brand new Wild Leap Atlanta at Centennial Yards celebrates with a ticketed event.  Tickets available here!

Awkward Brewing in Fayetteville is starting a new tradition in 2023 — Sloppy Second Sunday!  Join them on Sunday, Jan. 8, starting at 12:30 p.m., for Sloppy Joes and beer!



Join New Realm Brewing Co. (550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta) for Dirty South Trivia — Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll-themed trivia and great beer every Monday from 7-9 p.m.

Burnt Hickory Brewery (2260 Moon Station Ct, Kennesaw) features trivia every Monday from 7-9 p.m. with prizes for first, second, and third place.


Celebrate Taco Tuesday every Tuesday at Line Creek Brewing Co.(150 Huddleston Rd, Peachtree City) from 4-9 p.m. Grab tacos from Georgia Tacos along with a fresh pint!

Every Tuesday night, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Round Trip Brewing Company (1279 Seaboard Industrial, Atlanta), you can play speed puzzle — bring your friends and attempt to assemble a 500-piece puzzle as quickly as possible for gift cards.

New Realm Brewing Co (550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta) hosts Dirty South Trivia — Geeky Smart Stuff themed trivia — and great beer Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m.

On the first and third Tuesday of the month, play Harry Potter trivia at Best End Brewing Company in the West End (1036 White St. NW, Atlanta). They feature both OWL and NEWT level questions about a different book each month.


Ironshield Brewing (457 N. Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) hosts Trivia with Chim every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Get your thinking cap on and your drinking pants ready for a night of fun trivia and prizes!

Second Self Beer Company (1317 Logan Cir. NW, Atlanta) features TriviaLab hosting trivia every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. with beer and food specials, prizes and house cash for your next visit.

Every Wednesday, Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) features a trivia night from 7-9 p.m. for gift cards, beer, and other prizes for the top teams.

Reformation Brewery (Woodstock) (105 Elm St., Woodstock) has a trivia night every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. with prizes for first, second, and third place.

New Realm Brewing Co (550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta) offers Music Bingo Wednesday nights, from 7-9 p.m. They play 40 seconds of a song and you cross it off your bingo card once you hear — and recognize — it. Every round is a different genre of music, and it is free to play!

Monkey Wrench Brewing (3425 Martin Farm Rd, Suwanee) also challenges your ears and memory with Atlantas Best Music Bingo every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with house cash prizes.


Ironshield Brewing (457 N. Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) features Game Board Night with the Gwinnett Board Game Society every other Thursday from 6-9 p.m. More info available here.

Trivia Lab presents trivia every Thursday at New Realm Brewing Co (550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta) from 8-10 p.m.

Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) holds an open mic night every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. It is absolutely free to attend, and you can sign up to perform at 6 p.m. (in-person only).

Join Round Trip Brewing Company (1279 Seaboard Ind., Atlanta) every Thursday from 7 to 9:15 p.m. for Dirty South Trivia and a chance to win gift cards for your next visit!

Saturday and Sunday

The first Saturday of each month, Eventide Brewing (1015 Grant St. SE, Atlanta) in Grant Park hosts Hops and Flow Beer Yoga — an all-levels yoga class and beer for $15 — bring your mat, a towel, and plenty of water.

Reformation Brewery (Woodstock) (105 Elm St., Woodstock) has Yoga on Tap on the first, third, and fifth Saturday of each month, plus a free pint or cup of coffee!

Join Blue Tarp Brewing Co (2316 Main St, Tucker) Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for Bend and Brew. Start your Saturday with yoga, then enjoy some VIP time with your first beer before doors open.

Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) features a Social Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 1-8 p.m. with beermosas, belmosas, beer slushies, seltzers and craft beer.

Fire Maker Brewing Company (975 Chattahoochee Ave. NW, Atlanta) holds Hops and Flow Yoga the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. Your $15 entry gets you an all-levels yoga class and a tasty beer or seltzer. Bring your mat, a towel, and water. —CL—