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ATL BREWS: IPAs? We don’t need no stinking IPAs!

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THE FIRST THURSDAY IN AUGUST: Ironshield Brewing 'celebrates' National IPA Day Aug. 4.

If you’ve heard the First Draft podcast, you know I don’t like IPAs, so I’m very excited for Anti-IPA Day at Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 5-9 p.m. when they celebrate styles that don’t rely on a ton of hops and haze (but yes, they will have IPAs that day, too). Check out our Ironshield Brewing podcast!

Tucker Brewing is getting ready for the fall early this year, celebrating the release of their Tucktoberfest Marzen Lager release on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 4-9 p.m. They’ll be doing growler giveaways every hour on the hour. Check out our Tucker Brewing podcast!

Join Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Alpharetta for Family Dance Party on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6-9 p.m.  They’ll have a live dj, food, and free giveaways courtesy of Halcyon.  Then on Saturday, Aug. 6, join them for Gentleman’s Day with Legends Distillery and try their line of spirits and enjoy live music and BBQ specials.

Saturday, Aug. 6, marks Line Creek Brewing in Peachtree City’s Fantastic Fourth Anniversary! They’ll be celebrating starting at 2 p.m. with five special beer releases, live music, great food, and even better company.  Come dressed as your favorite superhero or villain! Check out our Line Creek Brewing podcast!

StillFire Brewing in Suwanee is having their third annual Brewau Luau on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 11:45 p.m. featuring live music, a pig roast, a bounce house, and the return of Bikinii Bottoms, their tropical double IPA and a new grapefruit Shandy release! Check out our StillFire Brewing podcast!

Come “Tie” One On at Monday Night Garage in the West End for their 11th Anniversary! The Festivities start at noon on Saturday Aug. 6, and keep going until 9 p.m. on Sunday. They’ll have specialty brews, live music and a late-night after party.  Get your tickets here. Check out our Monday Night Brewing podcast!

Join Sweetwater Brewing on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. for Summer Ain’t Over Fest, featuring live music, local artists, BBQ and a huge merch blowout.

Saturday, Aug. 13, Red Hare Brewing in Marietta helps fight breast cancer with their Cheers to a Cure event from 2-7 p.m. Purchase a $10 Pink Agenda glass that includes your first pint, and they’ll also have specialty cocktails and brews, live music, food, and will donate a portion of all proceeds to Pink Agenda who are a non-profit raising money for breast cancer research, care, and awareness. Check out our Red Hare Brewing podcast!

Join Wild Leap Brew in LaGrange for Taco Wars on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 6-10 p.m. Check out tacos from all over GA, live music, one-day-only beers and brewery games! Check out our Wild Leap Brew podcast!

Friday, Aug. 19, Wild Heaven Beer in the West End will hold an Art & Comedy Night starting at 6 p.m. They’ll have over 20 local artists to shop, stand up comedians, improv, and a raffle to win beer and art. Check out our Wild Heaven Beer podcast!

Check out the Artist Market at Mutation Brewing in Sandy Springs on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 3-8 p.m. There will be over 15 local vendors, food by Republic Smokehouse BBQ and three new beer releases available.

StillFire Brewing in Suwanee is having a Find Your Fire Foundation Charity Event to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure on Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at noon. They’ll be matching apparel, gift card, and packaged beer sales all day, and doubling any direct donations as well as donating money for every beer poured.  There will be live music, food trucks, games and a raffle!

Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7-9 p.m. play Bingo for the Paws at Social Fox Brewing in Norcross to benefit Bossy Paws Rescue.  Come play bingo for prizes, drink great beer and enjoy good company—and you can even bring your furry friend along! Check out our Social Fox Brewing podcast!


Celebrate with Burnt Hickory Brewery in Kennesaw for their tenth anniversary party on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon to 11 p.m.  They’ll be release two new barrel aged beers and special merch, paired with live music, food, and games!

Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at noon, come out to the Monkey Wrench Brewing Art Market in Suwanee!  Enjoy food from Super Taco Food Truck, live music, delicious beer and art from over 20 local artists. Check out our Monkey Wrench Brewing podcast!

Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon until 11 p.m. with great music, great food, and great beer!

Awkward Brewing in Fayetteville celebrates Awktoberfest Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 with music, Bavarian food, and lots of Awkward fun!

Horned Owl Brewing in Kennesaw will be celebrating their second annual Oktoberfest Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 with German-style beers, food trucks, and all things Oktoberfest! 

Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1-5 p.m.. join Gate City Brewing for the Gate City Makers Market.  They’ll have over a dozen local and regional artisans and independent makers.

Cherry Street Brewing in Cumming is celebrating their tenth anniversary with a full week of activities from Dec. 6-12. Stay tuned for details!

Ongoing:

Monday

Check out Line Creek Brewing Bus Barn (300 City Center Dr, Fayetteville) Trivia Night every other Monday starting Mar. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. hosted by Super Geek Trivia Nights.  It will alternate with Music Bingo on Mondays.

Tuesday

If you’re looking for something other than trivia, check out Speed Puzzles at Round Trip Brewing (1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd, Atlanta) on the Westside every Tuesday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Assemble a 500 piece puzzle as quickly as possible, and you might win a gift card for your next visit!

Steady Hand Beer (1611 Ellsworth Industrial, Atlanta) has a trivia night every Tuesday at 7 p.m., and you can play for gift cards and beer.

Peachtree City’s Line Creek Brewing (150 Huddleston Rd) celebrates Taco Tuesday every Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. through the end of May with the help of Georgia Tacos.

Variant Brewing Company (66 Norcross St, Roswell) celebrates Trivia Tuesday every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Prizes for first, second, and third place.

Wednesday

Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) also features trivia every Wednesday from 7:15-9:00 p.m.

Tucker Brewing (2003 S Bibb Dr, Tucker) has trivia on the first and third Wednesdays every month from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Join Trivia Night at Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  Beer and prizes to the top team each week.

Reformation Brewery (105 Elm St, Woodstock) now has trivia every Wednesday at the Woodstock location.  Prizes go to first, second, and third place every week.

Thursday

Join Second Self Beer (1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta) for Game Night Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. featuring a different video game each Thursday in addition to board and arcade games!  They’ll also have $10 pitchers available.

Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) features board game night with the Gwinnett Board Game Society the first and third Thursday of every month—everyone is welcome!

Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) features their own game show called “Fox Feud” based on the popular survey game show.  Teams can have as many members as you want and play absolutely free!

Round Trip Brewing (1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd, Atlanta) features trivia from Dirty South Trivia every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Friday

Join Second Self Beer Company (1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta) in West Midtown for $3 pint night every Friday!

Saturday and Sunday

Social Fox Brewing (20 Skin Alley, Norcross) is now a proud sponsor of the Atlanta Gladiators and you can purchase some of their brews at Gas South Arena! You can also watch all the Gladiators away games in the taproom now through Apr. 16!

Sundays from 1-3 p.m. check out The Bingo Show at Arches Brewing (3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville). Play bingo with beer and drag queens!

Ironshield Brewing (457 N Chestnut St, Lawrenceville) features Beer and Brainpower—a five round mixed-theme trivia game—starting at 3 p.m. every Sunday.—CL—





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