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Travelling to Atlanta, GA from Indianapolis, IN - any brewery brew pub visit suggestions?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AmitC, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. AmitC

    AmitC Crusader (720) Sep 21, 2012 New York

    I will be driving from Indy to Atlanta for a quick two day visit. Travel route would be via Louisville, Nashville and Chattanooga. I am planning to visit Sweetwater brewing in Atlanta. Any other worthwhile mentions? I am open to extending the trip over weekend.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jriggins6

    jriggins6 Disciple (366) May 18, 2011 Colorado
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    Terrapin is about a hr away from Athens. Brickstore is a must in Decatur.
    While in Nooga pick up anything from Yazoo
     
  3. Heavenisbeer

    Heavenisbeer Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Georgia

    ^this

    Although I would drop into The Porter beer bar in Little 5 Points in Atlanta before Brickstore, although both are fantastic.
     
  4. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    Chattanooga local breweries: Moccasin Bend, Terminal Brewhouse, Chattanooga Brewing, McHale's Tavern, Big River(Gordon Biersch)

    Stores in TN have to separate their beer based on the alcohol percentage, FYI. You'll find any "high gravity" in a liquor/wine store.
     
  5. AmitC

    AmitC Crusader (720) Sep 21, 2012 New York

    Thank you very much. I am now thinking about Terrapin, Brickstone and Moccasin Bend. Planning to buy some beer that is not distributed here in Indy - will check out TN stores for sure.
     
  6. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    You need to go to Wrecking Bar in Atlanta - they make the best and most interesting beer in town and it's a really cool place. Porter Beer Bar is just a short walk from there, too. As jriggins6 said, Brick Store Pub is a must. I would visit any of these places before going to Sweetwater.
     
  7. AmitC

    AmitC Crusader (720) Sep 21, 2012 New York

    I hope these bars and pubs have bottled beer as well. Since i will be driving, i do not want to drink much at bars. Mostly, i will be tasting and shopping.
     
  8. GeorgiaKiwi

    GeorgiaKiwi Aspirant (262) Dec 7, 2007 Georgia
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    If you are looking for beer to go, check out Hop City, Ale Yeah and Greens. I agree with the other Atlanta recommendations. If you only have a couple of days, don't waste your time with Sweetwater. 5 seasons Brewing is another good brewpub.
     
  9. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,028) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    2nd this!

    There's also Porter's
     
  10. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (631) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    It's not a brewery or a brewpub but a store that sells growlers and has a nice selection: Beverage World in Ft. Oglethorpe GA. Just over the TN/GA border from Chattanooga tucked into the corner of a strip mall but well worth the trip.
     
  11. Sazz9

    Sazz9 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012 Texas

    Yazoo Brewery, Jackalope Brewery, and Blackstone Brewery in Nashville. If you can get ahold of ThunderAnn Pale Ale... its awesome
     
  12. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Aspirant (294) Oct 6, 2012 Georgia
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    If you can find a growler shop that has Eschaton you should get a fill. Just make sure if you bring your own growler it has the surgeon general warning. Not sure if it's necessary in other states but Georgia is weird with its laws
     
  13. mweso2000

    mweso2000 Disciple (389) Apr 10, 2010 Georgia
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    Brick store pub is a must.
     
  14. voxomkid

    voxomkid Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2010 Florida

    Wrecking Bar Brewpub - Great beers on tap and great food.
     
  15. AmitC

    AmitC Crusader (720) Sep 21, 2012 New York

    Thanks All. On my way in 10 minutes
     
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