Beer lovers unite!
Georgia is home to some of the best microbreweries in the South. It’s important, as a Georgia resident (or visitor), to support the local economy and try some new brews along the way. With more and more popping up all over the state, here are five Georgia breweries every beer lover needs to visit.
5. Eagle Creek Brewing Company
Eagle Creek Brewing Company, located in Statesboro is home of the Georgia Tea Party Amber Ale. The craft brew that features the taste of sweet tea is sure to make you want more. This brewery, minutes from Georgia Southern University’s campus, has tours Monday though Saturday with local bands, open mic nights and other events to make your visit worth while.
4. Monday Night Brewing
Monday Night Brewery features cleverly named brews like Nerd Alert and Fu ManBrew. This brewery, offering regular tours and events, also has games such as foosball and corn hole available during tastings. Don’t forget to bring one of your spare ties to add to the brewery’s massive collection! Minutes from Georgia Tech’s campus, Monday Night Brewery is nestled right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
3. Red Brick Brewing Company
Founded in 1993 by a former Guinness executive, Red Brick Brewing Company can also be found in downtown Atlanta. The name Red Brick Ale was given to the company’s flagship brew and the brewery has grown since then. Featuring specially named beers like Hoplanta, an American IPA, Red Brick lives and breaths the town in which it resides.
2. Terrapin Beer Company
Terrapin Beer Company was founded when two brewers met while working for a microbrewery in Atlanta. Based in Athens, Ga., Terrapin founders, Spike and John, aimed to find a city as unique as their brews. Rye Pale Ale, being its founding and most popular beer, is available year-round. Tours are available at the Athens location each week, Wednesday through Sunday, with special events year-round making this beer run an exciting one.
1. SweetWater Brewing Company
Probably Atlanta’s most popular and most successful brewery, SweetWater Brewing Company can be found downtown and at a liquor store near you. This two-story brewery offers tours Wednesday through Sunday with year-round brews you’re sure to love. SweetWater has something for every taste, including a SweetWater Blue, a blueberry-flavored light ale, and a Georgia Brown, which claims to be smoother than any Bill Clinton apology.