Best GA Breweries

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  1. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    Will be traveling through the state and have flexibility. In order, what are the top 5 GA breweries?
     
  2. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,034) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Three Taverns
     
  3. SweetestJO

    SweetestJO Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2014 Georgia

    Creature Comforts is worth a trip over.
     
  4. dbrelsfo

    dbrelsfo Aspirant (299) Apr 17, 2013 Georgia
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    I am not going to rank them. they are all good.

    Orpheus
    Creature Comforts
    Burnt Hickory
    Three Taverns
    Wrecking Bar Brewpub

    Mazurt is great, but you can't find their beer anywhere.
     
  5. VinceMig

    VinceMig Aspirant (252) Jun 21, 2013 Georgia
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    In order for me, but there are more good ones.

    Creature Comforts
    Wrecking Bar
    Burnt Hickory
    Three Taverns
    Monday Night Brewing
     
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  6. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    The Wrecking Bar, hands down. It's a brewpub, so you can eat too. After that, Orpheus, Creature Comforts, Three Taverns, and Wild Heaven.
     
  7. Brewser_Lewser

    Brewser_Lewser Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2014 Georgia

    Burnt Hickory by far... They went from nano to micro recently. I'm all about their recent bottle releases.
     
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  8. HoptimusPrimeIPA

    HoptimusPrimeIPA Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 Florida

    I was really impressed with Creature Comforts at Hunahpu day.
     
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  9. DeadWalkerAir

    DeadWalkerAir Devotee (474) Jan 7, 2014 South Carolina

    Creature Comforts!
     
  10. HopDawg03

    HopDawg03 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2015 Georgia

    Mine would be...
    Creature Comforts (Please collab with 7venth Sun many, many more times)!! Had the new one, delicious
    Wrecking Bar, cask friday, peanut butter jemmy stout!
    Burnt Hickory, my fav. brewery "tour"
    Orpheus, love sours
    Wild Heaven, just really like their beers

    Not technically a brewery yet, but Mazurt killed it at Huna, congrats guys!
     
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  11. Dizzydsmith

    Dizzydsmith Initiate (174) Jan 17, 2014 Georgia
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    Orpheus, creature comforts, wrecking bar, burnt hickory, three taverns
     
  12. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Aspirant (239) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Three Taverns, Orpheus, Wild Heaven, 5 Seasons, Terrapin
     
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  13. HopDawg03

    HopDawg03 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2015 Georgia

    Thanks for the 5 Seasons call out! If we could release our barrel aged beers to the public, they'd take off. Distribution wise of course,
     
  14. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,034) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Only had Eschaton from Wild Heaven and it's one of the worst craft beers ever IMO.
     
  15. HopDawg03

    HopDawg03 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2015 Georgia

    You must have had it when they first opened up and were getting it down on the new equipment. Tasting great now, especially on draft. I recommend a revisit to that beer sometime.
     
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  16. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Aspirant (239) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    You bet. I appreciate just about everything Crawford and you folks do. Love the current Dunkel and Doppelbock.

    Chef Larkworthy frequently tends bar when I drop by the Westside location on Friday afternoons, and we were discussing this very topic the other week. I love to drink barrel-aged Black Beauty and others more often, but having to consume them completely on premises is a non-starter for me.

    Even if SB63 doesn't pass in the form we want, it's a start I guess. I just don't get the cluelessness of applying "merlot to go" logic.
     
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  17. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Aspirant (239) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    I agree. Their beers got better once they moved into the Avondale location and worked out the kinks.
     
  18. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Try it again. They've dialed it in a lot since brewing it here and the draft versions are superior to anything they've put out before. Massive oak and red wine dominate the beer, without that artificial candi sugar taste it used to have.
     
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  19. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,034) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    No thanks. Tried a single bottle and it was enough. And it's the freshest batch too, since it was in bottles.
     
  20. GABrew

    GABrew Initiate (0) May 5, 2013 Georgia

    Ditto this list... although Wild Heaven would be on the bubble too.
     
  21. Brewser_Lewser

    Brewser_Lewser Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2014 Georgia

    I was at burnt hickory this weekend. First visit. The hype did not disappoint. They had a sour ale that was incredible. They are on the cusp of huge things. Me thinks. I also had my like one millionth tropicalia from Ccbc. Very good.
     
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  22. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia
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    Here are mine in no particular order:

    Monday Night Brewing
    Orpheus
    Moor River
    Terrapin
    Red Hare

    I'd like to add that I haven't tried anything from Creature Comforts or Burnt Hickory yet being that I'm so far South in Georgia but hopefully that happens SOON!!!!
     
  23. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    Sounds like Creature Comforts will be a big win. Might have to hit up Wrecking Bar as well. Does Burnt Hickory have bottles in stores?
     
  24. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    They do.
     
  25. KyleT8

    KyleT8 Initiate (75) Feb 27, 2012 Georgia
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    Creature Comforts, Burnt Hickory, Cherry Street, Orpheus, Jekyll are my favorites at the moment.
     
  26. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,393) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    Ive been impressed by Three Taverns and Monday Night.
     
  27. weaverr

    weaverr Initiate (192) Jun 10, 2008 California

    Burnt Hickory is pretty regularly on tap at the growler shops in Macon and sometimes at the Rookery. I think both of the growler shops have bottles too. I mean, at least it's closer than Kennesaw?
     
  28. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia
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    Thanks for the heads up! I only live about an hour South of Macon so it's definitely closer than Kennesaw for me.
     
  29. Brewser_Lewser

    Brewser_Lewser Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2014 Georgia

    just had BHB's "Killboy". AMAZING stuff. i swear they are killing it!
     
  30. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    So I went to CC today. The Berliner was outstanding, the IPA pretty good, and the other mainstays were average. I was really disappointed they didn't have anything pouring other than the regular lineup. For a place that is open twice a week for 3 hours, I think that's poor form when they give you 6 pours and only 4 beers to choose from.

    They have a great space and enjoyed the people as well.
     
  31. ari32

    ari32 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2013 Georgia

    That would mostly be due to GA's shitty beer laws. We're trying to get them fixed... it's not easy. They're technically giving you free beer; you just paid for the glass.
     
  32. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia
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    I picked up a bomber of Cannon Dragger and Old Wooden Head at Hop City over the weekend. I plan on cracking them open Friday night. I have a feeling my Georgia brewery list may change very soon, especially after finally trying Tropicalia over the weekend.
     
  33. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Aspirant (239) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Be sure to keep an eye out for Three Taverns' A Night on Ponce, which should be getting a bottle release in the next few weeks. The change in yeast resulted in an even better IPA from them.
     
  34. eaker

    eaker Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2013 North Carolina

    I did the same thing coming back from the 420 Fest. These two beers were fantastic and I now have a new favorite brewery in Georgia.
     
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  35. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (311) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    After today Creature Comforts is the best thing going. period. The others are just stops...... seriously. Burnt Hickory is hit or miss. Three taverns is the next best. a night on W.E. if you see their le Peche mode it is awesome....

    Others... terrapin messed up and discontinued their best brew hopzilla.... the others and average at best. Please please take my recommendation seriously.

    Skip the big boys sweetwater and terrapin.
     
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  36. PJ_

    PJ_ Initiate (165) Nov 13, 2014 North Carolina
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    1. Creature Comforts
    2. Monday Night
    2. Orpheus
    2. Wild Heaven
    3. the field
     
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