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Georgia Breweries Celebrate Their Liberation Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2017

Georgia Breweries Celebrate Their Liberation Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2017
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If you’re a craft beer lover, you’ve probably never thought twice about ordering a beer at your favorite brewery. That’s because you don’t live in the state of Georgia. Currently, the only way to enjoy a fresh one at a brewery in this state is to purchase a tour, exchange tickets or tokens, jump through flaming hoops, perform backflips and recite the alphabet backward (well, those first two things at least). All that nonsense is about to change.

Beginning September 1, 2017, Georgia breweries will be granted the ability to sell their product directly to their customers. This comes after a long and collaborative effort by Georgia’s breweries and distributors creating and recreating proposals for the state in the form of State Bills to be approved by the state’s House and Senate and eventually signed into law by the Governor.

(More: SB 85 Passes and the Future of Georgia Beer)

Lawmakers, distributors and breweries in Georgia had many beer lovers believing they would never see a day like September 1. Unfortunately, representatives from all sides just could not agree on what was being pushed forward. Breweries and imbibers felt they might be close when SB63 was passed in 2015 allowing breweries to augment their tours. It was not a complete win, but it was progress. With SB 63 in action, breweries were permitted to augment their tours and offer more than the traditional on-premise sampling. Now they could offer “take-home tours” allowing visitors to opt for taking the breweries tour and walking away with sealed bottles, cans, growlers or crowlers. There would be controversy later in the year as the Georgia Department of Regulations implemented their interpretation of the law, but that is a different story.

What is relevant and important now is that Georgia’s breweries are going to experience another change in the laws governing them. Without exaggeration, this will be the most impactful change in Georgia’s brewing laws since 1935. What does this mean exactly? Well, besides handing a brewery employee money and them handing you back a heady beer, a lot actually. It will provide more jobs, prominent growth in small businesses and the local economy, promote tourism, the list goes on.

PorchDrinking would like to thank the men and women who understand this and have worked tirelessly to get this legislation passed, specifically the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, the owners and employees of all the breweries across the state of Georgia and the local politicians who supported it.

Enough of the babble. It’s time to party!

New Laws Mean Longer Hours, Special Beers & More

We have compiled a list of all the special events and individual brewery business changes below to help plan out the best Labor Day weekend Georgia will have had in decades. New brewery hours, pour sizing, pricing and special event information are listed below each brewery and are grouped by major city. Use the links below to jump to your favorite brewery.

Abbey of the Holy Goats | ArchesBurnt Hickory | Coastal Empire | Creature Comforts | Dry County | Eventide | Gate City | Ironmonger | Jekyll | Left Nut | Macon Beer | Monday Night | Omaha | Orpheus | Red Brick | Reformation | Riverwatch | Second Self | Service | Savannah River | Southbound | Southern | SweetWater | Terrapin | Three Taverns | Wild Heaven

Please, PLEASE, if you plan on visiting multiple breweries in one day, enjoy responsibly! Use a taxi, Uber, Lyft or the classic designated driver.

Athens

Creature Comforts Back to top

Event: No Special Event Planned

271 W Hancook Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
Hours:
 Mon: Closed | Tue – Thu: 5-9 PM | Fri: 5-10 PM | Sat – Sun: 1-6 PM
Pours: 5 oz, 10 oz, 16 oz pours
Pricing: TBA
More info: Large variety of bottles and cans will be available for purchase.


The Southern Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: Goodbye Tours, Hello Pours
5 – 9 PM August 31, 2017
Southern Brewing Co. celebrates the end of an era with one last tour. This is meant to be the tour of all tours as the usher in the new beer laws. The final $10 tour and tasting event will feature Scott Brantley, Studio Gold Nashville Country Artist.

231 Collins Industrial Boulevard, Athens, GA 30601
Hours: TBA
Pours: Full Pints and Half Pints (Flights coming soon)
Pricing: $4.50 – $7.50 depending on the style
More info: Extended hours during Georgia Bulldog games


Terrapin Beer Co. Back to top

Event: Richland Reserve Release & Friday Night Pints Kick Off
1 – 5 PM & 5 – 9 PM September 1, 2017
Come celebrate this joyous day with Athen’s oldest operating production brewery. In honor of such a special event, they are releasing their second collaboration with Richland Rum: an Imperial Milk Stout with Coffee and Chocolate aged on Rum Barrels! The coffee beans and chocolate used in the brewing process were locally sourced from Jittery Joes and Condor Chocolates, respectively.The first 50 people to buy a glass of the Richland Reserve will receive a commemorative glass!

Following the bottle release will be Terrapin will kick off their Friday Night Pints Kick Off with live music starting at 5:30. Richland Reserve will be served in the Taproom while supplies last. Friday Night Pints is a separate event from the bottle release.

265 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30607
Hours: Mon: Closed | Tue-Sat: 1-9 PM | Sun: 1-6 P
Pours: Flights (when available), Pints, Snifters (high gravity)
Pricing: Starting at $5
More info: Interior and exterior bars will be open. Brewery tours will still be available, but optional only.


Atlanta

Abbey of the Holy Goats Back to top

4000 Northfield Way Suite 800, Roswell, GA 30076
Hours:
Sun-Tues: Closed | Wed-Fri 4 – 9 PM | Sat: 2 – 9 PM
Pours: 10 oz, Belgian 13 oz and 16 oz pint
Pricing: $6 for 10 oz, Flights are $8, 13 and 16 oz dependent on beer
More Info: Sept. 1 Bottle Release: The Goat’s Ascension Belgian-Style Red Strong aged in port wine barrels. Only ONE keg of The Goat’s Ascension will be tapped in the tasting room. Donating a percentage of the weekend sales to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.


Arches Brewing Back to top

Event: End of Prohibition Party
4 PM-The Last Man Standing | September 1, 2017
Arches Brewing is so excited by all the support and excitement surrounding that they are throwing an “End of Prohibition” Party on Sept 1 from 4-? (probably 9 or 10). The brewery plans to release some of their specialty stash, that’s right the really, REALLY, good stuff!

3361 Dogwood Drive, Hapeville, GA 30354
Hours:
 Tue-Fri: 4-8 PM | Sat: 3-8 PM
Pours: 16 oz and 10 oz depending on style
Pricing: $5 for year-rounds and most seasonal beers, specialty/limited pour prices will vary by style
More Info: Planning to release cans in October, more info soon.


Burnt Hickory Brewery Back to top

2260 Moon Station Ct NW # 210, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Hours:
 Fri-Sat: 5-10 PM | Sun: 1-6 PM
Pours: Pints and Flights
Pricing: Will depend on the style served
More Info: BHB is pouring pints of Zeke for $5 and Didjits for $6 and will have specials running all weekend.


Dry County Brewing Back to top

Event: 1 Year Anniversary (and SB 85 Celebration)
2 PM – 12 AM September 9, 2017 & 2 – 9 PM September 10, 2017
Dry County has twice as much to celebrate as most breweries in Georiga this Saturday. They’ve decided to hold off on celebrating until the next weekend. This two-day celebration will include 13 beers on tap, 5 of which are limited anniversary releases, special cask ales, live music all day. Saturday will have a large lunch/dinner menu available comprised of grilled to order plates. Sunday features much of the same with the addition of beer mimosas and breakfast stouts. Brunch and lunch options will also be prepared onsite.

1500 Lockhart Drive NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Hours:
Mon: Closed | Tue-Wed: 4-10 PM | Thu-Fri: 4 PM-12 AM | Sat: 2 PM-12 AM | Sun: 2-9 PM
Pours: 4 oz, 10 oz, 16 oz
Pricing: 3 tiers of pricing for all pours, pints will vary between $4 – $7
More Info: 12 beers on tap, introducing canned 6pks to go, food trucks on site Thu-Sun, new furniture (additional seating), more TVs, live music more frequently (typically on Saturdays), revamped patio.

Eventide Brewing outside tables night
Courtesy Eventide Brewing

Eventide Brewing Back to top

Event: Happy New Beer Party
10 PM August 31, 2017 –  2 AM September 1, 2017
Like New Years, Eventide Brewing views September first as a time of new beginnings. It’s no surprise then that they would hold a “New Beers” party the eve of Georgia’s greatest advancement in brewing law since 1935.

Enjoy midnight snacks Super Tot while dancing to live music by We Were Here or just chill with your favorite Eventide beer in the VIP Lounge. The brewery will have several special release beers tapped for this event only. Choose from any of the 3 admission options below to plan how you want to ring in the New Beer!

General Admission $15*
Includes admission, music by We Were Here, and a can of Eventide beer to toast at midnight.

SB63 $30*
Includes admission, music by We Were Here, and a can of Eventide beer to toast at midnight, and a tour and tasting prior to midnight.

SB85 $100*
Includes admission, music by We Were Here, and a can of Eventide beer to toast at midnight, a tour and tasting prior to midnight, a limited edition Eventide Brewing hoodie, and an open beer bar in the VIP room. Limited Availability.

*No refunds. Offer exclusively for August 31st 10 PM – 2 AM

1015 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Hours: Mon: 5:30 – 10 PM | Tue – Wed: Closed | Thur – Fri: 5:30 – 10 PM | Sat: 12 – 4 PM | Sun: 12:30 – 10 PM
Pours: Full Pours to begin with, Flights possible at a later date
Pricing: $5 and up depending on the beer. Monday nights will have $3 core draft specials
More info: Beginning September 3rd, Bennett’s Deli will serve biscuit sandwiches & snacky food at Eventide. For September 3 it’ll only be from 12 – 4 PM, but every Sunday after that it will be from 12:30 – 10 PM. Bennett’s will also be here serving for Monday Night Football every Monday from 5:30 – 10 PM, which will be shown on the brewery’s projector.


Gate City Brewing Back to top

Event: Buy Beer, Not Tours
11 AM September 1, 2017 – 12 AM September 4, 2017
Gate City Brewing invites their fans to breathe a deep and final sigh of relief and enjoy one, or all, of the many events they have in store for Labor Day weekend. This brewery will be hosting a total of 5 live bands throughout the weekend with 2 on Friday and Saturday and the final act on Sunday. Bands, in order of performance, include Alchemy, Voodoo Visionary, The Seven Sons, Dispace, and Battlefield Collective. Each day will also feature a different food truck. Friday’s is still TBD, but Saturday will feature Carne 250 and Yumsa for Sunday.

43 Magnolia Street, Roswell, GA 30075
Hours:
Mon: 3 PM-12 AM (Industry Night) | Tue: Closed | Wed-Thu: 11 AM-10 PM | Fri-Sat: 11 AM-12 AM | Sun: 1-10 PM
Pours: 8 oz, 10 oz and 16 oz pours
Pricing: TBA


Ironmonger Brewing Back to top

Event: PINTS A GOGO! & The Bearded Chef BBQ!

2129 NW Parkway SE #105, Marietta, GA 30067
Hours:
Mon-Tue: Closed | Wed-Fri: 5-10 PM | Sat: 2-10 PM (or 12 AM)
Pours: Flights | 6 oz (Nooners) |10 oz (High Grav) | Pints
Pricing: Flights (depends on beer) | 6 oz (Nooners): $2-3 | 10 oz High Gravs (price based on beer $4.50 – $8.00) | Pints: $4.50 | One-Of f Pints: $5.50
More Info: $4 Pint Wednesdays


Jekyll Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: Better Late Than Never! 4-9 PM September 1, 2017
Stop by Jekyll Brewing for fresh beer, food trucks and more.

2855 Marconi Dr #350, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Hours: Tue-Thur: 4-9 PM | Fri: 4 PM-12 AM | Sat: 12 PM-12 AM | Sun: 12:30-7:30PM
Pours: TBA
Pricing: TBA


Left Nut Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: Nix the Tix Celebration!
5-9 PM August 31, 2017
It is the last day to use tickets in our taproom! With the new Georgia beer law (effective Sept 1) ticket sales will become a thing of the past. On site will be El Tacoman serving up some delicious authentic street tacos. Gears and Beers will also be taking place. In participation with Wrenched Bicycles, we’ll be hosting 2 rides that begin and end at the brewery. Details are in the Event link above.

Event: Celebrate The New Era of Craft Brewing!
12-10 PM September 1, 2017
Be there to celebrate with Left Nut Brewing and special guests Governor Nathan Deal, along with Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunnagan, members of the Gainesville City Council, and other local and state officials, for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the end of one era and the start of a new and more prosperous era for Georgia’s entrepreneurs in the brewing industry! The taproom will begin pouring at 12 PM. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and special beers brewed just for this occasion throughout the day and well into the evening.

Chef Q’s Soul Shack food truck will be on site with some great BBQ and Soul Food. Singer Jordan Harris will help kick off the festivities at noon in the taproom and, later in the day, live music by “Love Nation” and “MNFR (My Nasty Funk Review)”.


Hours: Wed-Thurs: 4-9PM | Fri-Sat: 1-10PM | Sun: 1-8PM
Pours: 13 oz, 16 oz
Pricing: Most Pints (16 oz): $5.50 – $6.00. High Gravity/Specials (13 oz): $6.00 – $6.50. Limited releases, ultra-specialties, rare-batches, barleywines will have variable prices. To-Go Packaged Offerings: 6-packs (cans/bottles), including “Mix Six” to customize a 6-pack: $8.99 – $10.99. Specialties/Brewery-Only Bottle Releases will vary in pricing.


Monday Night Brewing Back to top

Original Location (Trabert Avenue)

670 Trabert Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Hours: 
Mon – Tue – Thu: 4-9 PM | Sat: 12-4 PM | The current setup and other commitments limits when they can be open at the original location but they will look to offer extended days/hours next year.
Pours: 8 oz pours, 16 oz pours, Taster Flight of 4x 4 oz pours
Pricing: Core beers will be available in 16 oz pours for $4-6.  8 oz pours of all beers will also be available, some beers may only be offered as an 8 oz pour. Pricing for 8 oz pours will be proportional to pint prices, limited/rare beer pricing TBD. Taster Flight of 4x 4 oz pours will be available for $10, most beers will be available in the flight, but there may be some exceptions.

The Garage (Opens Late September)

933 B White Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Hours: 
Mon-Thu: 4-9 PM | Fri-Sat: 12-10 PM | Sun: 12-6 PM
Pours: 8 oz pours, 16 oz pours, Taster Flight of 4x 4 oz pours
Pricing: Same pricing for core beers as Trabert location. All core beers should be available at the Garage as well. Garage special release pricing TBD.


Orpheus Brewing Back to top

1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6-10 PM (with the exception of Labor Day, 9/4, when we’ll be open 1-5) | Sat-Sun: 1-10 PM
Pours: 4 oz tasters, no flights | 12 to 14 oz pours for most beers | Rare/limited/special/barrel-aged beers offered in 6 to 8 oz pours
Pricing: 4 oz tasters TBA | 12 to 14 oz pours of most beers will be $4.25 to $5.50 | Rare/limited/special/barrel-aged beers will be offered in 6 to 8 oz pours ranging from $5.50 – $7.50. Full details here.


Red Brick Brewing Back to top

Event: GA Beer Independence Celebration
4-10 PM September 1, 2017
Georgia’s oldest operating brewing wouldn’t be caught dead missing out on all the fun and excitement around this event. Show up at the brewery enjoy 3 live bands – Bluegrass Flashmob, the Howling Tongues, and Kick the Robo – compliments of Red Brick. Food will be available courtesy of Das BBQ (prices may vary). 20 Beers will be offered at pricing by the glass.

2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Hours:
 Mon-Tue: Closed | Wed-Thu: 4-9 PM | Fri: 4-10 PM | Sat: 12-10 PM | Sun: 12:30-6 PM
Pours: Flights, Short Pours, Pints
Pricing: TBA
More Info: Red Brick wants people to be able to come visit and enjoy beers they cannot get anywhere else with more brewery only offerings than ever before.


Reformation Brewery Back to top

Event: Free* Beer Weekend
5 PM September 1, 2017 – 10 PM September 3, 2017
It’s no joke! Reformation is offering a free 4oz pour all weekend with the purchase of your first pint! FREE* BEER tees will also be available for 25% off regular price. They will be selling their first limited-release Pioneer Pint in 16oz. cans.

500 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Hours:
 Mon-Tue: Closed | Wed-Thu: 5-9 PM | Fri: 5-10 PM | Sat: 12-10 PM | Sun: 2-6 PM
Pours: Tasters, Flights, Half Pints, Pints
Pricing: TBA
More Info: They’ll have 6-pks, mixed 6-pks, growler fills and specialty beers available to go. A note from the brewery: “Our facility remains family friendly. Must be 21+ with valid ID to taste and take-home beer. Those sampling must be safe to drive, or have a designated driver with you. Other restrictions may apply.”

Reformation Brewery
Photo courtesy of Reformation Brewery

Second Self Beer Co. Back to top

Event: Dragon*Con Kickoff & SB85 Celebration
Second Self is hosting a theme night to celebrate Atlanta Dragon Con 2017 and SB 85. The theme of the night on Aug. 31st will be a dragon*con kickoff. Board games and movies will be available. Anyone with a dragon*con badge will get 10% off at the brewery all weekend.

1317 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Hours:
 Mon: 4-8 PM | Tue-Wed: Closed | Thu: 4-9 PM | Fri: 3-9 PM | Sat: 12-9 PM | Sun: 1-8 PM
Pours: Taster, 1/2 Pint, Pint
Pricing: Year Round Beers – Taster: $2, 1/2 Pint: $3. Pint: $5 | Seasonal Beers – Taster: $2.50, 1/2 Pint $3.50, Pint: $6.00 | Taproom Only Beers – Taster: $3, 1/2 Pint: $4, Pint: $7
More Info: Snacks will be available from Knotty Pretzels, Pork Cloud pork rinds, Ghost Jerky beef jerky.


SweetWater Brewing Co. Back to top

Kick off weekend
11 AM – 10 PM September 2, 2017
SweetWater will open its doors to the taproom bright and early for an all day celebration on Saturday. Sweet Auburn BBQ will be selling delicious grub during taproom operating hours and live music by Packway Handle Band will be jamming from 3 – 7 PM. Find all beer prices listed below.

SweetWater Taproom

195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Hours: 
Mon-Tues: Closed | Wed-Thu: 4:20-9 PM | Fri: 4:20-10 PM | Sat: 11 AM-10 PM | Sun: 12:30-9 PM
Pours: Pints available for purchase | Guide Tour with 3x 5oz samples (RSVP for tour at sweetwaterbrew.com)
Pricing: Will vary based on pour size and beer style, sample pours start at $2, most core beers will be $5/pint | Guided Tour and Samples: $8, upgrade to keep the glass for $11
More Info: Cans and bottles available for to-go purchase, rotating food trucks on Fri-Sat (schedule available at www.facebook.com/swbatl), other food options TBD. Kickoff party Sat. Sept. 2nd 11 AM-10 PM with live music, food truck, 5 TVs for sports, NO ADMISSION FEE!

(More: Journey into SweetWater’s Woodlands Facility)

The Woodlands

195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Hours:
 Sat: 11 AM-4 PM | Sun: 12:30-4 PM
Pours: TBD
Pricing: Will vary based on pour sizes, Woodlands beer sample pours will start at $4

 

SweetWater Brewing Co. The Woodlands Tour SweetWater Woodlands
The Woodlands at SweetWater Brewing Co. | Photo Courtesy Johnathan Pylant

Three Taverns Craft Brewery Back to top

Hours: Tue – Fri: 4pm – 10pm | Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Pours: 6 oz, 10 oz, 16 oz
Pricing: Prices dependent on beer.
More Info: Three Taverns will release three special beers at the brewery Sept. 1 and will reveal one beer each Monday, the first beers announced are Inceptus Blueberry and German Chocolate Helm’s Deep.


Wild Heaven Beer Back to top

Event: Late > Never aka #GAbeer Independence Day 
4-11 PM September 1, 2017
Wild Heaven would like to toast to SB 85 and they invite you to join them. Those making an appearance will be able to purchase beer by the glass, enjoy live music, live painting by Chris Makes Art, and food from South of Heaven BBQ. Wild Heaven is also teasing a limited beer menu and a canned one-off.

135 Maple St B, Decatur, GA 30030
Hours:
 Mon-Tues: Closed | Wed: 4-9pm | Thurs-Fri: 4-11pm | Sat-Sun: 1-6pm (Sat: 1-11pm starting 10/14)
Pours: Full, half and taster pours
Pricing: Dependent on beer.


Augusta

Riverwatch Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: First Pint Pour
7PM, August 31, 2017 & 4:30PM September 1, 2017
Goodwill is joining Riverwatch Brewery in celebration of the new Georgia law with a ceremonial “First Pint Pour” event on Sept. 1. The Goodwill-Riverwatch fundraiser is benefiting Goodwill’s job training and career development services. A raffle drawing will be held Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. during Riverwatch’s final tour and the winner will be announced at the “First Pint Pour” on Friday, September 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Riverwatch Brewery.

One winner will get the first pint poured at Augusta’s first modern brewery and receive a Chef’s Table dinner for eight at Edgar’s Grille–a $500 value–and two tickets to Goodwill’s 2018 reNew&Brew event. Each raffle ticket purchased will allow one person to receive $5 off the price of a tour and tasting on the day of the final tour and drawing on Aug. 31.

Tickets cost $10 and are available starting Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Riverwatch and at Edgar’s Grille, 3165 Washington Road. For more information, go to www.goodwillworks.org/firstpint.

175 Fourth Street, Augusta 30901
Hours: Sun-Tues: Closed | Wed-Fri: 5-9pm | Sat: 1-9pm
Pours: 5oz (x 4 flights), 12oz, 16oz, 1 Liter for Oktoberfest and Pitchers!
Pricing: Costs will vary depending on beer.

River Watch Brewing
Courtesy Johnathan Pylant

Savannah River Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: Re-Grand Opening: No Tour Required
4 PM September 1, 2017 – 7PM September 3, 2017
The Savannah River Brewing Co. team present for your imbibing pleasure, the “Re-Grand Opening : No Tour Required!” This is a very exciting time for them as their brewery’s business plan was built for this day. Re-grand opening is not tongue-in-cheek for these guys – it is quite literal. Now, their 3,000 sqft taproom will finally be allowed to operate as the owners and staff envisioned from the beginning. There will be more new beers on tap than ever seen at Savannah River Brewing. Expect to see some fan favorites return as well.

The Hive, a local downtown Augusta favorite, will be grilling appropriately epic burgers while the brewery serves their Blood Orange Wit, Single Hopped IPA, and coffee Brown ale alongside their core line of delicious beers. Saturday, the brewery will release a Soured Ale fermented with cranberries and black currant then blended with pineapple and pear juice, a Dry Hopped Pils: No Jacket Required – unfiltered and dry hopped with Saaz and Perle hops –, and a Belgian Dubbel. A classic take on the style, with complex notes of figs, dates and raisins nestled within freshly baked bread. This a big beer coming in at 8.5%! Don’t worry though, SmokeShow will be there serving savory BBQ to help keep the bigger beers at bay.

Friday Night Summer Edition
Photo Courtesy Johnathan Pylant

 

813 5th St, Augusta, GA 30901
Hours:
 Thur-Fri: 4-9 PM | Sat: 1-10 PM | Sun: 1-7 PM
Pours: Flights, Pints, & Pitchers
Pricing: TBA
More Info: The brewery will have installed 2 55″ televisions and a 125″ projector screen just in time for the South’s favorite pastime, FOOTBALL! Follow their Facebook page for more updates!


Columbus

Omaha Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: Farmer’s Market
September 2, 2017
We are hosting a farmer’s market on Saturday, September 2 to jump start our independence. This will include an indoor farmer’s market from roughly 25-plus local vendors. We also plan to debut several more of our “Farm-To-Pint” tasting room only brews. No specific details are available yet on specific beers, but we will have 17-18 beers available that day with over half of them being limited releases for the tasting room only.

265 Brew St, Omaha, GA 31821
Hours:
 Mon – Fri: 12 – 8 PM | Sat: 1 – 9 PM | Sun: Closed
Pours: 10oz low gravity or 8oz high gravity pours and Flights
Pricing: Prices will vary by beer
More Info: The brewery is keeping the wristbands and allowing customers to redeem up to 6 tabs off the wristband for up to 6 beer purchases. The customer does not pay for the Live bands and a food truck will be on-premise every Saturday with plans to expand food-truck availability down the road.


Macon

Macon Beer Co. Back to top

Event: Goodwill ‘First Pint Pour’
3:30 PM September 1, 2017
Goodwill is joining Macon Beer Co. in celebration of the new Georgia law with a ceremonial “First Pint Pour” event on Sept. 1. The Goodwill-Riverwatch fundraiser is benefiting Goodwill’s job training and career development services. A raffle drawing will be held Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. and the winner will be announced at the “First Pint Pour” on Friday, September 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Macon Beer Co.

One winner will get the first pint poured at Macon’s first modern brewery. The drawing will be held on Aug. 31.

Tickets cost $10 and are available starting Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Macon Beer Co. and at Edgar’s Bistro, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206. For more information, go here.

345 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201
Hours: Mon-Fri: Closed | Sat: 1-8 PM | Sun: Closed
Pours: Taster, 1/2 Pint, Pint
Pricing: All Year Beer: $5 | Seasonal Beers: $6 – $7


Savannah

Coastal Empire Beer Back to top

79 Ross Road, Savannah, GA 31405
Hours: Mon: Closed | Tue-Thur: 5-8 PM | Friday: 5-9 PM | Sat: 12-9 PM
Pours: 5 oz, 10 oz, 16 oz
Pricing: TBA
More Info: They’ve expanded to 16 taps, allowing for much more small batch options.


Service Brewing Co. Back to top

Event: Indian Street Block Party
(5-10 PM)
Celebrate with Service Brewing AND Ghost Coast Distillery at the Indian Street Block Party. Enjoy beats by DJs OB-1 Benobi and Jose Ray and a slice or pie from Big Bon Pizza or delicious grub from Chazito’s Latin Cuisine. Service and Ghost Coast are sponsoring tons of raffle prizes including two big baskets overflowing with merch from Ghost Coast Distillery and Service Brewing. Raffle tickets are available with the purchase of a drink from both Service and Ghost Coast. Portions of the proceeds from the even benefit the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.

574 Indian Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Hours:
 Mon-Tue: Closed | Wed-Fri: 4-9 PM | Sat: 12-9 PM | Sun: Closed
*New hours begin September 2, 2017.
Pours: Taster, 1/2 Pint, Pint
Pricing: Pint: Year Round Beers – $5, Seasonal Beers – $5 to $7, R&D (small batch) – $6 to $8
More Info: Flights of 4 4oz. tasters, crowlers, cans, bottles will be available. Happy Hour will also be offered at a TBD time and price.


Southbound Brewing Co. Back to top

107 E Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, GA 31415
Hours:
 Mon-Tue: Closed | Wed-Fri: 5:30-10:30 PM | Sat: 12-10:30 PM | Sun: Closed
Pours: 5 oz Tasters, Pints, Flight of 4x 5 oz Tasters
Pricing: Tasters: $3-5 | Pints: $5-$8 | Taster Flight: $12
More Info: Cheers for Beers Sb85 celebration party on Sept. 16th with an all day music festival. Will have a “soft opening” on Sept. 1 – GA, This Pint’s For You – with a portion of proceeds going to the GA Craft Brewers Guild.

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