Breweries Along the I-75 Corridor

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  1. Nedster10

    Nedster10 Aspirant (219) Feb 25, 2014 Michigan
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    Hi there,
    I'll be heading from Atlanta back to Michigan later this weekend and was looking for some good brewery suggestions. We will be driving up I-75 most the trip so looking for breweries that are within a 10-15min drive of the interstate at any point on the trip.

    Suggestions? Thanks!
  2. Buschyfor3

    Buschyfor3 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2009 Kentucky

    When passing through Lexington, KY - hit up Country Boy Brewing, right in downtown Lexington, about two blocks from the home of the Wildcats, Rupp Arena. Same goes for West Sixth Brewing (on the north side of downtown Lexington). Either would be no more than a 15 minute stop off of the interstate and a straight shot from the exit - just take Exit 113 (North Broadway) and turn right at the end of the ramp onto North Broadway. West Sixth is located on 6th Street (turn right from Broadway onto 6th Street - go about 3 blocks); Country Boy is on Chair Avenue (two stop lights south of Rupp Arena) and you'll turn right off of Broadway onto Chair.

    Another option would be to hit up the Beer Trappe - not a brewery, but this bottle shop is a craft beer lovers wet-dream - easily the best selection of hard-to-find bottles in Lexington if not in the entire state of Kentucky.
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  3. pgrenvicz

    pgrenvicz Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 Georgia
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    Burnt Hickory in Kennesaw, Ga. Check their schedule, if you can hit an open house then you will get the goods.
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  4. joe1510

    joe1510 Poo-Bah (2,465) Aug 21, 2006 Illinois

    Country Boy is a must. Good times will be had. If you're into bourbon at all a sizeable chunk of the trail is around Lexington. South of that I can't really think of much but I do know Benton's Country Hams is within a short drive off 75 and certainly worth a stop. There are brewpubs in most of the bigger towns you will be going through, most mediocre, some damn good. Just check out the reviews to see if it's worth a stop.

    With all that said, Country Boys is insanely fun.
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  5. Sechrist

    Sechrist Initiate (158) Aug 16, 2013 Oregon
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    Rhinegeist brewery in Cincinnati isn't far from 75 but you will have to deal with downtown traffic. There's also MadTree brewing but it's a little further away from 75. I would second the Beer Trappe, it's a solid bottle shop. Also worth checking out Jungle Jim's, The Party Source and Dutch's bottle shop when you are close to Cincinnati.
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  6. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,560) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    A beer traveler's best friend:

    You just have to decide which ones are worthy visits by using the BA ratings.
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  7. Torch_Lake

    Torch_Lake Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2013 Ohio

    Listermann in Cincinnati is also quite good. It's out of the city some, so traffic is easy. It's actually along I-71, but close to the Norwood Lateral, which will shoot you back onto I-75.

    I'd never thought of it in these terms before, but in Ohio, the I-71 corridor kicks the teeth out of the I-75 corridor brewery-wise.
  8. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Aspirant (248) Oct 27, 2012 Kentucky
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    Defnitely Listermann or MadTree in Cincinnati. You can skip Rhinegeist since there beer isn't anything great.
  9. benloho

    benloho Zealot (539) Jan 4, 2011 Utah

    If you want to stop in Chattanooga for a quick pit stop you should check out the Chattanooga Brewing Co. Brand new facility, solid beer, cool location downtown.
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