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American Craft Beer Week
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American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week

The Brewers Association is happy to assemble American Craft Beer Week, the mother of all beer weeks, each May. This celebration, coordinated by the Craft Beer Program, is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country.

The Atlanta area is no stranger to craft beer, with nearly 27 local breweries in the Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. You no longer have to seek out a large distribution liquor store or an imported beer menu to quench your thirst for a fine brew either, growler stores and brew pubs focusing on local offerings have been cropping recently up in the suburbs as well.

So it will be easy to celebrate American Craft Beer Week by supporting local businesses.

Here's some of the newest breweries in the Atlanta area - look for their offerings on tap at area restaurants and bars

  • Blue Tarp: Opened in December 2012 in Decatur, they offer 5 signature brews and are open for tours and tastings. Take a tour
  • Creature Comforts: The second brewery to open in Athens, Georgia began producing beer last month.
  • Eventide Brewing: Atlanta's newest brewery, Eventide prides themselves on simple beers done well.
  • Jekyll Brewing: Located in Alpharetta this brewery's name pays tribute to the location of the first brewery in Georgia originally opened in 1738.
  • Monkey Wrench Brewing:  According to their website, 2014 beer release schedule includes IPAs, belgians, stouts,  plus a couple other surprises.
  • Omaha Brewing: Coming Soon. Omaha, GA is located near the Georgia/Alabama border.
  • Orpheus Brewing:  Coming late Spring 2014 will be located near Piedmont Park and the Beltline.
  • Three Taverns:  This Decatur brewery has a penchant for Belgian-style brews and a new tap room open for tours.  Tour Info


More Atlanta Area Breweries to Tour:

Red Brick Brewering Company  - Atlanta's oldest brewery founded in 1993 as Atlanta Brewing Company, the now re-vamped brewery offers bold new flavors as well as their flagship Laughing Skull Amber Ale.  Tours: Wednesday - Sunday

Sweetwater Brewing Company - named after Sweetwater Creek which is a tributary to the Chattahoochee River, this brewery was founded in 1997 and has seen continued success. Tours: Wednesday - Sunday

Terrapin Beer Company - actually located in Athens, Georgia, was founded in 2002 by John Cochran and Brian Buckowski who named the brewery after his favorite Grateful Dead album Terrapin Station. Tours: Wednesday-Friday

Monday Night Brewing - located in West Atlanta, and according to their site,  the idea for Monday Night Brewing grew out of a small Atlanta Bible study. Tours Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Red Hare Brewing Company - located in Marietta, Georgia - this was the first brewery in Georgia to offer their selections in cans. Tours Thursday-Staurday

Jailhouse Brewing - located in Hampton, Ga Tours on Thursdays and Saturdays


Get a Growler right around the corner!

The Beer Growler has several stores located in the area - Alpharetta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Jon's Creek Sandy Springs, and Suwanee.

The Stout Brothers - Smyra Beer Market
1265 West Spring St, Suite D;  Smyrna, GA    30080

Hop City's GrowlerTown is located in West Midtown Atlanta. Look for Growlertown To-Go at festivals around town.
1000 Marietta St., Suite 302; Atlanta, GA 30318


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