ATL Brews: Sweetwater 26

The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries

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Getting ghosted can be tough, but not Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4-10 p.m. at NoFo Brew Co. in Cumming at their Get Ghosted Party! They’ll be celebrating all things Snow Ghost (one of their brews) with a snow machine, delicious food, live music and a possible sighting of the Abominable Snow Ghost!

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

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Line Creek Brewing Bus Barn in Fayetteville Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 10 p.m. with a crawfish boil, po boys, and jazz by Carmello Saxx and Dixon the Band. Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!

Help Dr. Scofflaw’s at The Works say %#$@ Cancer Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to midnight. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Help by purchasing their new %#$@ Cancer IPA or any other brew.

Saturday, Feb. 18, join StillFire Brewing for their Beads & Beers Mardi Gras Party starting at 3 p.m.  They’ll be featuring live jazz music, New Orleans/Cajun food, a make your own mask table, free king cake, a special hurricane sour, and the release of their Mardi McFly Bourbon Street edition. Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Join Social Fox Brewing in Norcross for a Fat Tuesday Social Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4-10 p.m. featuring the release of their Second Annual King Cake Beer. Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!

Horned Owl Brewing in Kennesaw is holding Starkbierfest from midnight Friday, Feb. 24 through 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. This German-inspired festival will feature powerful brews, live music, and a food truck.

Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 11:30 p.m. celebrate Fire Maker Brewing Company in West Midtown’s Third Grandiversary! Check out our Fire Maker Brewing podcast!

It’s that time of year—Girl Scout Cookie time—and Dry County Brewing Company in Kennesaw is having a special Girl Scout Cookie Flight Pairing Saturday, Feb. 25, starting at noon and featuring beer paired with Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, and Lemon-Ups! Check out our Dry County Brewing podcast!

Join Pontoon Brewing Company in Roswell for their Fifth Anniversary: Wondrous Pontoon Ride party Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 7 p.m.

Celebrate the start of Atlanta United’s 2023 season with the ATL United Kick-Off Party at StillFire Brewing in Suwanee Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7:30-11 p.m. with good beer, great company, and a human foosball tournament!

Eventide Brewing in Grant Park is holding an Art Market Sunday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring over 15 local artists, cold beer, THICC burgers, and live music. Check out our Eventide Brewing podcast!

It’s finally here — the official Grand Opening of Wild Leap Atlanta in Castleberry Hill Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1-7 p.m. Your ticket includes a special commemorative glass, live music, a live DJ, special one day only beers, cocktails, and slushies, and a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Giving Kitchen. Check out our Wild Leap podcast!

Get ready to celebrate Georgia Beer Day at numerous breweries across the metro Saturday, Mar. 4!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Gate City Brewing Company in Roswell Saturday, Mar. 11, from 2-11 p.m. featuring a food truck, live music, and other family friendly activities.

Thursday, Mar. 16, beginning at 4 p.m., come celebrate Pre St. Patrick’s Day at Awkward Brewing in Fayetteville. Enjoy live music and shanties from Kraken’s Release, drink green beer, and join them for the launch of expanded days and times.

Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Art Market at Anderby Brewing in Peachtree Corners Friday, Mar. 17, starting at 5 p.m.  Over 20 local artists will be there with all kinds of art, special beer and cocktail releases, and a special menu by Cassie’s Kitchen.

Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Out of Control, a U2 tribute band Friday, Mar. 17 from 8-11:30 p.m. Check out our Wild Heaven Beer podcast!

Steady Hand Beer Co in West Midtown celebrates their Fourth Anniversary Saturday, Mar. 18, from noon to 10 p.m. with new beer releases, live music, food trucks, giveaways, and more! Check out our Steady Hand Beer podcast!

You’ve got another chance to pair your Girl Scout Cookies with delicious beer at Second Self Beer Company in West Midtown Saturday, Mar. 18, from 1-7 p.m.!  They take four Girl Scout Cookies and pair them with four Second Self beers while supplies last. Check out our Second Self Beer podcast!

Saturday, April 1, from 1-9:30 p.m. join Steady Hand Beer Co.in West Midtown, and Crawfish for a Cause for Mental Awakening ‘23. Crawfish for a Cause is a non-profit organization that raises funds and support for mental health and suicide awareness in Atlanta. Expect live music, art for sale, food, beer, seltzers, and lots of crawfish! Get tickets here. Check out our Steady Hand Beer podcast!

Join Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta for their 12 Year Anniversary Party Saturday, Apr. 15. from 2-10 p.m. They’ll have a dunk tank, food trucks, a local artist market, and new beer and spirit limited releases! Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

The Georgia Craft Brewers Festival takes place this year Saturday, Apr. 29, from 1-5 p.m. at Atlantic Station. Get your tickets here.



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.


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.


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.

Cultivation Brewery (650 Langford Dr., Norcross) holds Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night every Wednesday from 7-9p starting February 1. It is free to play, and you could win gift cards and other prizes for answering bonus questions!

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 first, second, and third 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.


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 Industrial Blvd NW, 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—