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ATL BREWS: Ring in the new year — with beer!

The 411 on ATL beers and breweries

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Photo credit: COURTESY FIRE MAKER BREWING CO.
SPICY NEW YEAR: A Fire Maker brew and a Scoville Chicken sandwich.

Join Fire Maker Brewing Company on the Westside for a New Years Eve Party Saturday, Dec. 31, starting at 5 p.m.  Then, join them at noon on Sunday, Jan. 1 for their New Year’s Recovery Brunch with Bloody Marys, beermosas, and other drink specials.  Scoville Hot Chicken will be serving chicken and waffles. Check out our Fire Maker Brewing podcast!

Over on the Westside, join Slow Pour Brewing Company for their New Year’s Eve Party, Saturday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring food, fun, and great beer.

Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Alpharetta is having a New Years Eve Down the Rabbit Hole to 2023 Party Saturday, Dec. 31, starting at 9 p.m., with unique cocktails, late night snacks, a live DJ, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight—entry is free! Wear your most whimsical outfit!

Kennesaw’s Dry County Brewing Company celebrates with a New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Saturday, Dec. 31, from noon until 1 a.m. featuring their craft beers, cocktails, and ciders in addition to a live DJ and complimentary midnight toast.  Roaring ‘20s attire not required, but encouraged! Check out our Dry County Brewing podcast!

Kettlerock Brewing in Peachtree Corners celebrates Kettlerockin’ New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, starting at 8 p.m.  They’ll have live music in addition to their great beers! Check out our Kettlerock Brewing 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.

Six Bridges Brewing’s Johns Creek Taproom is having a New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets include an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and the UGA game on their TVs. Check out our Six Bridges Brewing podcast!

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!

Monday Night Garage in the West End is holding a Brew Years Brunch Saturday, Dec. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with bottomless beermosas and breakfast calzones.  Come pre-game for your big night out! Check out our Monday Night Brewing podcast!

Sandy Springs’ Mutation Brewing Company celebrates New Year’s Saturday, Dec. 31, starting at 7 p.m. with a New Years Eve Party and Water Pong Tournament. There is no cover to get in, but you can purchase an All-You-Can-Drink ticket.

New Realm Brewing Co. in Old Fourth Ward is having a New Years 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 Years 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. Get your tickets here.  Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

Roswell’s Gate City Brewing Company will ring in the new year Saturday, Dec. 31, from noon until 1 a.m. with food friends and fun!  They’ll have 18 beers on tap as well as seasonal cocktails and a live DJ and food truck.

Cultivation Brewery in Norcross has their New Year’s Party Saturday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight featuring two food trucks and a new brew on tap.

After your New Year’s celebration, enjoy New Years Day Brunch at Social Fox Brewing in Norcross Saturday, Jan. 1, from 12:30 – 3 p.m. Tickets are $20.23 each and gets you a flight of New Year’s Day beers plus a breakfast plate from Keyes to Flavor. Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!

Start your new year right—with High Card Brewery in Tucker’s new Axe Throwing Lanes opening Sunday, Jan. 1, from 1-8 p.m. They’ll also be releasing their new beer called “I’m a Lumberjack.”  Wear some flannel and get $1 off your first beer! Check out our High Card Brewery podcast!

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

If you like donuts and you like beer, check out Second Self Beer Company on the Westside for Donut & Dessert Fest Atlanta Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1-5 p.m.  Your ticket includes donut and dessert samples, along with beer and coffee.  Come out and vote to help name Atlanta’s favorite donut and dessert! Check out our Second Self Beer podcast!

Come to compete or come to eat—it’s Gate City Brewing Company in Roswell’s Chili Cook Off Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1-3 p.m.  Up to ten contestants will complete for the $200 grand prize and People’s Favorite.  You must use a Gate City beer in the recipe.

Join Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta for their HARE-larious Comedy Night Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.  Your ticket includes your first draft beer. Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Atlanta’s oldest craft brewery (and 11th largest craft brewer in the US), SweetWater Brewing Company in Midtown, celebrates their TWENTY-SIXTH anniversary Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1-11 p.m.  They’ll have live music from Lotus, The Floozies, Dog in a Pile, and the Hedonistas, as well as lots of vendors and food trucks.

The Atlanta Winter Beer Fest takes place Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1-5 p.m. at Atlantic Station, featuring over 150 different beers and over 25 wines and ciders.  They’ll also have live music, a live DJ, and food. Plan ahead!Buy your tickets here.

Ongoing:

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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

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.

Wednesday

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!

Three Taverns Craft Brewery (121 New St., Decatur) features Comedy on Draft on the last Wednesday of each month featuring some of the best comedians in Atlanta as well as food pop-ups and great beer!

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!

Kennesaw’s Burnt Hickory Brewery (2260 Moon Station Ct, Kennesaw) features Music Bingo Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. with prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place.

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.

Thursday

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

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.—CL—