There are no shortage of terrific craft breweries in Atlanta. Check out some of the best here.
Eventide Brewing Atlanta Brewery – Although an IPA was good, The Citrus Grove wheat was my favorite, and by the looks of it nearly everyone else there that day. While enjoying the brews, you can play games outside like corn hole or darts inside. Eventide Brewing is open for tours and tastings Wednesdays through Sundays.
Jekyll Brewing – Alpharetta
Live on the north side? Head on over to Jekyll Brewing in Alpharetta. They have a fun space and plenty of games to play while sipping on the ‘Merican Amber with caramel notes and spicy finish. Tip: Visit on Tuesdays for a special release that won’t ever be made again. Taproom is open Tuesday through Saturday and tours start at $12.
Monday Night Brewing – Atlanta
With a slogan that “Weekends are Overrated” they hold true to that with brewery tours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30. They do make an exception on Saturdays with tours from 1-4. If you like wheat, don’t miss the Fu Manbrew. IPA lovers shouldn’t miss the Eye Patch Ale. Luckily you aren’t far from the West Midtown hot restaurants after your tour is over.
New Realm Brewing
If stunning views are what you are after, head to New Realm Brewing in Old 4th Ward. The expansive restaurant has several levels, but on the day I visited the weather was perfect and EVERYONE was taking full advantage of this Atlanta brewery’s patio.
Not only is there a terrific view of the Atlanta skyline, but the brewery is right along the Atlanta beltline. So you can watch passersby too. For hoppy beers, get the Hoptropolis or Hoplandia. For lighter and more fruity beers, you can’t go wrong with the Perun or Belga Rose.
Orpheus Atlanta Brewery
You couldn’t ask for a better location: overlooking Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline. They have a terrific selection of IPAs and Sours. Probably their most talked about beer is the Plum Saison. Bring your dog as they are dog friendly. Tip: They also have a comedy night the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tours are Thursday through Sundays.
Red Brick Brewing in Atlanta
The oldest craft brewer in the state, Red Brick has been at it for greater than 20 years. The brewery is also located in West Midtown, so you can visit one of the trendy restaurants after the tour. The brewery is open to the public Wednesday –Friday from 5-8pm and on Saturday (11 am – 5 pm), Sunday 1-4 pm. Tip: Visit on Wednesdays to try a new brew that is not available anywhere else. Friday evenings feature live music.
Reformation Brewery in Woodstock
Located north of Atlanta, in Woodstock, you wouldn’t expect such delicious brews hidden away in what appears to be an office complex. But it’s worth seeking out, as they let their beers sit on yeast for a full three weeks as opposed to just one week of other beers, rendering better flavor. All the beers (yes, I’ve pretty much tried them all!) are outstanding. Get the Stark Porter if available. It is made with toasted coconut. Tours are every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Scofflaw Brewing West Midtown, Atlanta – Located on the westside, you’ll see their string lights as you turn down the street, welcoming you in. Families love to bring the kids to hang out while parents sip on beers. The patio is a fun place to hang when the weather allows. While Scofflaw’s beers lean towards IPAs, there are others but the flagship beers like Basement IPA and Westside still make me swoon, I couldn’t leave without getting a 6 pack of the POG IPA. Brewed with orange, guava and passion fruit, and citrus lover needs to try this.
Three Taverns Brewery – in Decatur
Three Taverns’ Decatur space is cozy and comfortable with lots of brick and wood ceilings. Unique to them is their take on Belgian style. Tip: Ride your bike to the tasting room and get $2 off your tour. Plus tours are free on your birthday. Tours are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays.
Wild Heaven Atlanta Brewery
Located in Decatur, your can visit one of the lovely Decatur restaurants after you visit the Wild Heaven Brewery. Their beer lineup includes Belgian style Golden Ale (Invocation) as well as Saison (White Blackbird). Looking for something that is more mellow and light? Try the Emergency Drinking Beer Pilsner Session Ale. Open 5:30 – 8:30 Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays 2-6pm. All ages welcome on Sunday afternoons 2-5pm.