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The SweetWater 420 Fest is back! The two-day music fest will take place on private property at the SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Otley Dr NE, this Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Tickets are available here.

Blue Moon has just opened the Blue Moon Beer Garden, its newest location, in Live! at the Battery in Truist Park. This large locale will feature multiple types of Blue Moon beer, as well as cocktails.

Monday Night Brewing has a ton of new beer ’n’ ale releases for you to try! Spoken Wisdom is a 4 year blend of Spontaneous Ale aged with Michigan Montmorency tart cherries; Should’ve Been a Cowboy, a Hazy West Coast IPA; Black Rainbow, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Neapolitan inspired Imperial Milk Stout with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberries; Fu Manbrew, a Belgian Style Wit; and Bright Idea, a Contemporary Pilsner. You can find them on draft and in to-go packs at all their taprooms. Check out our Monday Night Brewing podcast!

Gate City Brewing Company in Roswell celebrates their Magic 8th Anniversary with a party WEEKEND April 20-23! Come celebrate them turning 8 with live music, food trucks, beer, specialty cocktails, and, hopefully, good news from the Magic 8 Ball!

Join StillFire Brewing in Suwanee Saturday, Apr. 22, starting at noon for Tacky Talladega Night! Channel your inner Ricky Bobby and enjoy a day of live music, a car show, and the release of their Coca Cola and Mountain Dew slushies. Come in your tackiest best and they’ll have prizes for best dressed! Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

It’s time for the Second Annual Green Eggs & Kegs Festival taking place at The Village in Dunwoody Saturday Apr. 22, and featuring over 20 local restaurants and 20 spirits, beers and wines as well as live music!

Orpheus Brewing in Ansley Park will be closing its taproom doors Sunday, Apr. 23, but not to worry — they are currently looking for a new space. You will still be able to find their brews in stores and on tap at restaurants around the city while they are searching! Check out our Orpheus Brewing podcast!

Gluten-free people, rejoice! Thursday, Apr. 25, from noon to 9 p.m.at Monday Night Garage, celebrate Gluten Freedom Night with 100% gluten free pizza and their new gluten-free Belgian Saison smartly-labelled Sans!

The Lost Druid Brewery & Distillery in Avondale Estates celebrates Earth Day with an Earth Day Biking Concert Saturday, Apr. 29, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Check out our Lost Druid Brewery 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.

Line Creek Brewing Company in Peachtree City is having their fifth annual 90s Hip Hop Party Saturday, Apr. 29, from 7-10 p.m. with live music and craft beer flowing all night! Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!

Sunday, Apr. 30 starting at 10 a.m., join Eventide Brewing in Grant Park for the Eventide Brewing Art Market featuring over 15 local artists, a food truck, live music, and cold beer! Check out our Eventide Brewing podcast!

May the Fourth be with Brew at Reformation Brewery (Woodstock) and Reformation Brewery (Canton) Thursday, May 4, starting at 6 p.m. They’ll have a special tap list and plenty of fun — Star Wars costumes are encouraged!  Check out our Reformation Brewery podcast!

Celebrate Cinco de Drinko at Fire Maker Brewing Company in West Midtown Friday, May 5, from 7-11 p.m. It’s free to attend, but for $35 you can get an open bar! They’ll have games and other specialty beverages to help celebrate. Check out our Fire Maker Brewing podcast!

Wild Leap Atlanta is holding their Cinco de Mayo celebration Friday, May 5, starting at 5 p.m. They’ll have one-day-only small batch beers, cocktails, and slushies, a live DJ, and food trucks — and entry is free! Check out our Wild Leap Atlanta podcast!

Join Six Bridges Crabapple in Milton for their Pintwood Derby Saturday, May 6, starting at 1p.m. Bring your pinewood derby car and race it on their 50 foot track! Register online or in the Crabapple taproom — plenty of prizes to be won, and of course, great beer! Check out our Six Bridges Brewing podcast!

Saturday, May 6, from noon to 10 p.m. Three Taverns Craft Brewery in Decatur unveils this year’s collaboration with the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell to create a hoppy pilsner called Pilsen Liberation. Come by and try it out, and then enjoy food trucks, a limited run t-shirt, and a pick-up traditional dimpled lager stein available for purchase. Check out our Three Taverns Craft Brewery podcast!

Social Fox Brewing in Norcross celebrates their 3rd Anniversary with a big bash Saturday, May 6, from noon to 10 p.m. Check out the family-friendly event that will feature food trucks, a vendors market, games, live music, and the Kentucky Derby on the big screen. Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!

Saturday, May 6, starting at noon, join StillFire Brewing in Suwanee for their Kentucky Derby Party! They’ll also celebrate the release of their Mint Julep Seltzer and Kentucky Bourbon Beer — and they’ll have their own horse race with prizes, live music, and food trucks. Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta is having the Peach State Roller Derby Give Back Friday, May 12, starting at 3 p.m. to help them raise money for their upcoming season! They’ll have craft beer and cocktail specials as well as live music. Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mother’s Day Brunch at Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have a pop up booth during lunch with Permanent Jewelry by Society Boutique for something unique for your mom!

Join Fire Maker Brewing Company Friday, May 26, from 8-11 p.m. for 90s Grunge Night. They’ll have live music for free, all ages welcome!



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.

The Schoolhouse Brewing the Gymnasium (1540 Avenue Pl., Atlanta) at Emory Pointe holds Monday Night Trivia from 7-9 p.m. with multiple rounds and the chance to compete for a $6000 grand prize.  No sign up needed—just bring along some friends and jump right in!


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!

Mutation Brewing Company (5825 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs) presents Team Trivia every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with prizes for first, second, and third place.

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.

Mutation Brewing Company (5825 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs) presents Music Sound Check Bingo on Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. with free beer prizes for winners!

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!

Kettlerock Brewing in Peachtree Corners hosts a Euchre Meetup every Thursday from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.—all experience levels welcome!

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—