Written by Atlanta Eats intern, Chloe Guillaume.
There’s nothing like a nice, cold beer. And while any beer will work, nothing beats the taste of some locally brewed refreshments. Here are some of our favorite breweries when a great beer is ale you need!
This brewery is soon to become one of your favorite places. With $4 pints on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-9 pm, you can’t say no to this! Monday Night Brewing is nothing short of a great time. The cans are covered in colorful designs, and filled with “balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food”. If you know how much we love food, then you know we love this place! Now open in West Midtown and on the Westside (Monday Night Garage).
Home of the iconic Sweetwater 420, is the Sweetwater Brewing Company. With their amazing year round brews, as well as the fun seasonal choices, they will definitely have something for you to enjoy! So grab a beer and make sure to try one of their several shareables, like the crispy smoked pork belly. Or pair their 420 Strain with their Phatty Grilled Cheese!
In Midtown, you’ll find Orpheus Breweing tucked right besides Piedmont Park, the perfect place for anyone who loves a great sour. Creator of the very first sour beer packaged in Georgia, Orpheus clearly knows what they’re doing! They describe themselves as “native funk, old barrels, big hops, and a little bit of chaos in the heart of Atlanta”. We think that sounds like a good time!
Head to Hapeville for drinkable, delicious lagers and ales that also pair perfectly with food. Seriously tasty stuff! The folks at Arches also put an emphasis on water, and actually brew their beers from a a well system that delivers cold, clean, natural spring water into the brewery from an underground aquifer. Can’t get more local, or refreshing, than that!
The namesake of our lovely city, Atlanta Brewing Company is living up to the hype. It was Georgia’s very first craft brewery, making it one of our favorites. With IPA’s like the “Hoplanta” and the “Hartsfield”, you’ll be coming here every weekend! Grab some buddies and go check out Atlanta’s Taproom!