In Atlanta’s trendy Upper West Side neighborhood, there are eight craft breweries within a square mile. With that level of market saturation, it can be difficult to stand out. Round Trip Brewing has been carving out a place for itself by offering a wide variety of exceptional craft brews. At a time when many craft breweries are just offering 10 variations of IPAs in their taprooms, Round Trip has made sure that they have something for everyone.
The South Carolina Brewers Guild will embark on a new tradition on October 15 in the state’s capital, Columbia, by hosting the first annual Best of South Carolina Craft Beer Festival. This marquee event will present itself as the state’s largest gathering of craft breweries on record.
Cellarest Beer Project in Asheville, North Carolina, is the brainchild of Harrison Fahrer and Mark Goodwin. The brewery derives its name and logo from the practice of resting or fermenting all its beers in wood.
Poised between Asheville, NC’s booming beer scene and Greenville, SC’s up-and-coming arena lies a somewhat hidden gem of a beer from a brewery on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Honey Bunny by Swamp Rabbit Brewery. And it’s a beer worth traveling for.
Picture this: You’re at the beach, kicked back in your chair while soaking up the sun and enjoying the sound of the crashing waves. There’s a slight breeze blowing through, and you can hear the distant sound of sea gulls somewhere down the beach. The only thing missing is a cold craft beer to fit in your hand. While there are many beers that can work in this situation, we have the perfect suggestion for you!
Asheville, North Carolina’s Green Man Brewery has been brewing award-winning ales since 1997. Green Man ESB (Extra Special Bitter), developed by former Head Brewer Jon Stuart, is one of the brewery’s flagships and is the oldest recipe brewed at Green Man today.
Kings Bluff Brewery is located in the heart of Clarksville, Tennessee, just 50 miles northwest of Nashville. Clarksville has a very strong military culture due to the nearby Fort Campbell military base, and Austin Peay State University brings some college town vibes to certain areas of the city, but Clarksville isn’t typically known for its craft beer scene.
Nighthawk Brewery & Pizza opened in spring 2022 in Arlington, Virginia, serving unique pizza and craft beer in a 90’s themed space. Twenty taps are centered in the bar, with fast table service from a QR code outside the main bar area. Utilizing many top-tier (including Michelin Star rated!!!) local chefs, brewers and industry staff, the large family-style tables are a great place to relax while watching a game or trying to seek refuge from the humidity.
Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina, brews a wide range of classic styles ranging from Lagers to IPAs to barrel-aged Sours. Their 10W-40 lineup of Imperial Stouts, however, have allowed them to play with high concept flavor combinations on a familiar Stout foundation, pushing flavor boundaries while staying true to the beer’s classic base style.
Nashville’s Walker Brothers Kombucha, brewers of high-gravity (i.e., alcoholic) kombucha, have an exciting new product: Tell Me I’m Pretty High Gravity Kombucha. As with their other category-bending brews, Tell Me I’m Pretty isn’t technically a beer, but shares a lot of commonalities with Fruited Beers, Sours and Lambics.
The ever-popular Burial Beer Co. opened their Charlotte taproom Saturday, June 11, in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In true Burial fashion, the space was deemed The House of Relics and they launched with special beer collaborations.
We’ve recently written multiple different articles lately featuring Atlanta-based Fire Maker Brewing Company, but we find it hard not to when they keep putting out stellar beer after stellar beer. One of their newest releases, a Blonde Ale dubbed Calamity Jane, is another “Hole in One” for the Fire Maker team.
There was a band that released a song in the mid-nineties called Peaches. If you’re lucky enough to remember this catchy song, you’ll remember that they talk about moving to the country to eat a lot of peaches. While you can get peaches in the country, you don’t always have to go there to get them like they want you to believe. Heck, you can even go to Atlanta and drink them in the form of a beer.
How does a brewery in today’s craft beer market keep a specific beer around and keep it relevant? One way to do that would be to have a rotational series of a specific beer that feature different hops and ingredients each time it’s brewed and released. Although that’s a very good start, that’s not all that goes into keeping a beer alive. Obviously, each version would have to be of superior quality and taste as well. We’re going to take a closer look at the latest offering from Wild Leap Brew Co out of Lagrange, GA and their Alpha Abstraction rotational series of Double IPAs.
For their first new beer release in five years, the old-school folks at Good People are jumping onto a new-school beer trend with Hazy Snake IPA.
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Good People Brewing Co. prides themselves on brewing “the #1-selling IPA in Alabama for the last 10 years,” known simply as Good People IPA. Aside from this flagship, Good People distributes several other core brands throughout Alabama and Middle Tennessee, including their Snake Handler Double IPA, Muchacho Mexican-style Lager, Good People Pale Ale, and now, Hazy Snake IPA.
What happens when you take some of the best in-and-out of state lager makers and bring them all to one town green in Duluth? A really damn good time enjoying Little Beer.
Over the weekend, Duluth’s Good Word & Public House hosted their second annual “Little Beer” fest, which saw 60+ breweries bring their best low ABV (mostly ~5% and lower) beers to the tables for craft drinkers to enjoy all day long. Oh, and there was snow — which for Georgia in April what the hell was that?!
There are plenty of blurred lines when marketing in the craft beer industry, but when it’s tastefully done a beer can really stand out in the crowd. Atlanta’s own Elsewhere Brewing once again nailed that feat with the new release in their “Beer For a Cause” series. The new release in the series, Save the Sacks Helles Lager, takes testicular cancer to heart and in an obvious way. Save the Sacks was released on the first of April, which is testicular cancer awareness month, and it’s no joke.
Court Shoes Only, a collective beer release, returns for its second year with a smash. This Charlotte-wide beer initiative launched in 2021 to raise funds for ACEing Autism. This year they are brewing a new style of beer and have expanded into more cities throughout North Carolina.