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18 Best Breweries in Atlanta (2022)

There is no shortage of terrific craft breweries in Atlanta. Check out some of the best here. So Let’s take you on Atlanta Brewery Tour…

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.

Eventide Brewing Atlanta Brewery

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.

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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 a spicy finish.

Jekyll Brewing

Tip: Visit on Tuesdays for a special release that won’t ever be made again. The taproom is open Tuesday through Saturday and tours start at $12.

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Monday Night Brewing

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.

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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.

There is a terrific view of the Atlanta skyline, and 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.

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Stunning view from the roof of New Realm Brewing

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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 one of the dog-friendly breweries in Atlanta.

Tip: They also have a comedy night the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tours are Thursday through Sunday.

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Atlanta Brewing Company(Formerly Red Brick Brewing)

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 5-8 pm and 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.

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Reformation Brewery in Woodstock

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Nick Downs and Spencer Nix of Reformation Brewery

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 the 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.

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Bold Monk Brewing Company

Located near Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. This brewery has separate parts reserved for different activities. Their featured product is INDOMENUS Quadrupel. You can have lunch, dinner, or a Go-To order from here. You can even reserve this place for your events.

You will find plenty of beers to try here which are all outstanding. Get the DISCIPLINE Dubble if available.

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SweetWater Brewing

They are the 11th largest Craft Brewer in the US. Located in the south of Atlanta. This beer company was built in 1997. If you are out for a good time, check out their raging 420 festival. You will have a good time here. They have plenty of products available, the most interesting ones are 420 Strain and Strain.

Sweetwater is called the “Coolest Brewery in Georgia”.

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Arches Brewing

Located in the south of Atlanta. They started their operations in 1920 from a colonial-style home. This brewery is very dedicated to its details. They care most for the water used in the production of their beers. They have some of the most famous beers out there such as Mexican Empire, LOW VIZ IPA, and Souther Bel.

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Burnt Hickory Brewing

Located in Kennesaw. Down South Helles Lager is their most famous and tasty beer among the beer-loving community. This drink has an aroma of fresh bread and a touch of herb. They are producing 200 barrels of beer per year. Started its operations in 2012. But their quality and research have lit their name in Atlanta very quickly. Their motto is “No Filter, More Flavor”

Fun Fact: They have a calendar with all their events listed in it. So if you visit Atlanta try to schedule your calendar according to this.

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Variant Brewing

Located in Kennesaw. Down South Helles Lager is their most famous and tasty beer among the beer-loving community. This drink has an aroma of fresh bread and a touch of herb. They are producing 200 barrels of beer per year. Started its operations in 2012. But their quality and research have lit their name in Atlanta very quickly. Their motto is “No Filter, More Flavor”

Fun Fact: They have a calendar with all their events listed in it. So if you visit Atlanta try to schedule your calendar according to this.

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Tucker Brewing

Located in the heart of tucker, 15 minutes east of Decatur. This is a family-owned brewery in Atlanta. Friendly for both kids and pets. This is the only brewery dedicated to brewery lagers. They have got a very nice beer garden. They have been the Gold Winner in the Great American Beer Festival. Voted as #4 Best Beer Garden in America. This is one of the most famous and tasty beers among the beer-loving community.

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BlueTarp Brewing

Located in Tucker. This brewery only offers pickup and has no shipping option available. This is a one-guy-owned brewery in Atlanta. Opened in 2018 and its standby crafts and homegrown ales are the main attraction of visitors. Their beers are up to class with friendly staff. Friendly for both kids and pets.

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Ironmonger Brewing

Located in Marietta. This brewery only offers pickup and has no shipping option available. They offer a variety of beers. They are an award-winning brewing company. You can try Axe-Throwing and you could experience a vibrant taproom as well. Try to get there before 7 PM. Otherwise, you have to face a rush.

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Check out my interview with some Brewery founders here.

Scofflaw Brewing West Midtown, Atlanta

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Located on the west side, 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, 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 2-6 pm. All ages are welcome on Sunday afternoons 2-5 pm.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!