The Stout Brothers
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.56/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
The Stout Brothers, AKA "Smyrna Beer Market" is a great place to go if you are looking to fill a growler. They are also a Green Egg dealer if you're in to that sort of thing.
There is not much there as far as bottles go and they can be a bit pricey ($3.25 is the cheapest bottle), however they rarely carry anything that you can find widely distributed elsewhere, which makes their bottle selection work a look. They also serve flights of 5 for $7 (or $6 if you check-in on social media).
I have been to this shop several times in the last year, but most recently went shortly after their one year anniversary celebration. Apparently, they had such a great selection that most had not tapped out yet. Their selection included beers from Westbrook, Ommegang, DFH, Allagash, Founders, and Goose Island, as well as local limited releases from Red Brick, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Wild Heaven, and Burnt Hickory. They also keep a steady stream of sours, Belgian, and barrel-aged beers on the board. Nearly everything on tap at the moment was special release or limited. They even had 2012 & 2013 Sweetwater Festive, and Anchor Christmas vertical tastings and 2012 Wake 'n Bake. I was extremely impressed considering it would be difficult to find about 50% of their beers anywhere else.
I hope this company keeps up the good work. They always have a wide variety and great options. It would be hard to ask for more. I can't always spring the extra cash for a growler fill, but I will occasionally stop by to check out their selection and have a flight and if I am in the mood for a special growler fill, this is probably where I will go.
12-04-2013 00:32:25 | More by khargro2
3.8/5 rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Visited a couple times, as it is not too far from work for me.
First off... Really, another growler store in Atlanta? I swear there must be essentially no barrier to entry for these places, which I guess is mostly due to the cost of buying 24-30 kegs vs the cost of buying 100k+ worth of beer/spirits that a normal shop would have to face before opening. Seems like anyone who has more than a passive interest in beer has opened one off these in the past couple of years. This is what you wanted, people.
But I digress. Back to the review at hand. It's located in downtown Smyrna, which is a heck of a lot nicer now than when I was little growing up in nearby Marietta. The shop is pretty much just a bar with a few dozen taps, and some misc bottles on shelves, as well as some non-beer products. It's pretty simple and clean, so I dig it.
The staff is friendly. I liked their incentive to "check-in" while there, though it escapes my memory as to what exactly it was. Still, a nice marketing technique. The beer selection is pretty good - nothing outstanding on the taps, but damn good (especially given that its OTP). Lots of locals: mainly sweetwater, Monday night, and even some burnt hickory, along with some bigger national brands like bells. A BA will likely be able to find something he likes, though locals would have difficulty finding something honey haven't had. Pretty good selection, and thankfully they offer 32oz growlers.
I gave them a 4/"outstanding" for quality as the beer seems to turn over ok (I'm skeptical about such large tap lists, whether in bars or stores, so well see how we'll they continue with this) and they offer those fancy new growler caps designed to keep beer fresher. Service is good and overall I'd give the place a thumbs up. Without much competition in the area, I could see this being one that would survive even if the growler fad dies off.
06-23-2013 18:58:56 | More by jophish17
The Stout Brothers in Smyrna, GA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.