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Old 05-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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I'm taking a trip starting next Saturday to Savannah and Atlanta with stops in Nashville and Chattanooga. I'm doing the SweetWater brewery tour and stopping by Brewmasters Warehouse already, but I was wondering about some good beer that is available down there. Anything local or something I just can't get here in Missouri? Any good beer stores you can recommend? Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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Nashville, check out Yazoo Brewing and Jackalope Brewing Company... Flying Saucer and 12 south taproom are great beer bars.

Atlanta- SweetWater like you mentioned... ( I'm biased, I brew there), Red Hare Brewing Company is in Marietta and has a taproom and tours, Five Seasons is a great brewpub (there are three of them), Wrecking Bar and Twains are also great brewpubs, head brewer at Twains was a homebrewer before he got the job there. Hop City is a great bottle shop with some Homebrew supplies and a ton of growler fill options, and is next door to one of the five seasons locations. Ale Yeah is also a solid, smaller bottle shop...

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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Also, in Savannah check out Moon River Brewing Company... Great brewpub.

 
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Here in Chattanooga there is alot to check out. We have:

Terminal Brewhouse - great restaurant, extremely historical and interesting building, good beer.
Big River Grill - part of Gordon Biersch, consistently good beer, very good food, higher price point
Chattanooga Brewing Company - have a tasting bar only, but worth going to check out. Can find their beers in other local restaurants.
Moccasin Bend Brewing - another tasting bar only, but they feature events like bands and tours of their basement brewery. Beers are very much on the creative/weird side (in the brewer's own words
McHale's Brewhouse and Pub - my own joint here in Hixson area 15 minutes out of Chattanooga. Very small place, some pub foods, nothing in the way of fancy, but I can guarantee some of the best beer anywhere close, and a great variety, 6-8 on tap. It is still a smoking establishment (wish it wasn't...) so if that bothers you, you can always just pick up a growler. If you want to check it out, I'd be happy to show you around the brewery, its 2 bbl electric custom bcs rig.
Cheers, have a great trip, shoot me a line if you'd like to come by a certain time and see the brewery. [email protected]
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Nashville, check out Yazoo Brewing and Jackalope Brewing Company... Flying Saucer and 12 south taproom are great beer bars.

Atlanta- SweetWater like you mentioned... ( I'm biased, I brew there), Red Hare Brewing Company is in Marietta and has a taproom and tours, Five Seasons is a great brewpub (there are three of them), Wrecking Bar and Twains are also great brewpubs, head brewer at Twains was a homebrewer before he got the job there. Hop City is a great bottle shop with some Homebrew supplies and a ton of growler fill options, and is next door to one of the five seasons locations. Ale Yeah is also a solid, smaller bottle shop...

Hope that helps...
We've got our son with us. Any or all of those ok for kids? Any serve food as well? I was mainly looking for bottle shops, but we're gonna have to eat as well. If I could slip in a few good places to eat that also have a great beer selection, that would be good.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Here in Chattanooga there is alot to check out. We have:

Terminal Brewhouse - great restaurant, extremely historical and interesting building, good beer.
Big River Grill - part of Gordon Biersch, consistently good beer, very good food, higher price point
Chattanooga Brewing Company - have a tasting bar only, but worth going to check out. Can find their beers in other local restaurants.
Moccasin Bend Brewing - another tasting bar only, but they feature events like bands and tours of their basement brewery. Beers are very much on the creative/weird side (in the brewer's own words
McHale's Brewhouse and Pub - my own joint here in Hixson area 15 minutes out of Chattanooga. Very small place, some pub foods, nothing in the way of fancy, but I can guarantee some of the best beer anywhere close, and a great variety, 6-8 on tap. It is still a smoking establishment (wish it wasn't...) so if that bothers you, you can always just pick up a growler. If you want to check it out, I'd be happy to show you around the brewery, its 2 bbl electric custom bcs rig.
Cheers, have a great trip, shoot me a line if you'd like to come by a certain time and see the brewery. [email protected]
We both smoke, so that sounds great I'll let you know and I really appreciate the offer man.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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Five Seasons has great food, not your typical pub fare. Twains and Wrecking Bar both have good food also, not as fancy as Five Seasons... I bet you can find menus on their websites.

 
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We both smoke, so that sounds great I'll let you know and I really appreciate the offer man.
No problem! Another thing I don't like about having a smoking establishment, our smoking laws require us to only allow customers 21 and over... you mentioned kids. Smoking laws make no sense...
However I typically brew or work before business hours so any visitors before opening are no problem.
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Five Seasons has great food, not your typical pub fare. Twains and Wrecking Bar both have good food also, not as fancy as Five Seasons... I bet you can find menus on their websites.
Perfect. Thanks man.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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No problem! Another thing I don't like about having a smoking establishment, our smoking laws require us to only allow customers 21 and over... you mentioned kids. Smoking laws make no sense...
However I typically brew or work before business hours so any visitors before opening are no problem.
That's cool man. If I can convince the SWMBO to do a another brewery, we're there.
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