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SEE & DO: Atlanta Winter Beer Fest Article

Atlanta Winter Wine Fest will feature more than 150 beers, wines, and ciders on Jan. 27 at Atlantic Station | more...

Concrete Jungle gets its own beer Article

Wild Heaven Beer partners with the nonprofit to create a beer brewed from locally foraged fruits | more...

Creature Comforts stays G-O-L-D Article

The Athens brewery’s collaborative Run the Jewels beer debuts this week in Atlanta | more...

Catching up with Red Brick Brewing Article

Georgia’s oldest operating brewery celebrates 24 years in the biz this weekend | more...

5 new Georgia brews to Article

Beer guru Ale Sharpton shares his top local picks for the season

Georgia breweries gear up for direct sales this Friday Article

What’s changing and where to celebrate the passing of SB 85 | more...

20 beers for 20 years of Brick Store Article

Decatur’s favorite neighborhood pub looks back on two decades with 20 new brewery collaborations

First Draft with Adam Tolsma Article

A status update from Tap on Ponce’s beer buyer

First Draft with Carly Wiggins Article

The co-founder of Savannah’s Southbound Brewing talks beer

First Draft with Taylor Harper Article

Georgia beer lawyer helps local makers get legal

First Draft with Ryan Fogelgren Article

Talking beer with the Arches Brewing co-founder

First Draft with Dennis Malcolm Byron, aka Ale Sharpton Article

Atlanta’s prolific beer personality shares his origin story, industry diversity, and more

First Draft with Sam Adams Article

Ammazza’s bar manager talks pizza, beer, and the art of improvement

First Draft with Kathy Davis Article

Abbey of the Holy Goats brewer/owner talks beer

First Draft with John ‘J.R.’ Article

Max Lager’s John “J.R.”

First Draft with Curt Dawsey Article

Talking beer with the Porter’s assistant general manager

First Draft with Jen Price Article

The owner of the forthcoming Atlanta Beer Boutique talks beer

First Draft with Andy Klubock Article

The Summits Wayside Taverns’ owner talks beer

First Draft with Tim Ensor Article

The My Parents’ Basement co-founder talks beer

First Draft with John and Jennifer O’Connell Article

The folks behind Fusica Architects and Brewworks talk beer, life, and the business of building breweries

Beer Issue - Georgia Brewery Watch 2015 Article

Athens, Roswell, Newnan, Kennesaw, oh my! Plus, ITP Atlanta’s latest brewpub

Beer Issue - Your Georgia summer sixer Article

6 Peach State beers to drink this summer

Beer Issue - Summer Brews Article

Exploring Georgia’s beer world during the South’s sweatiest season

Beer Issue - 2015 Georgia beer legislative recap Article

The deal with that whole Beer Jobs Bill thing

First Draft with Toucan Mobile Canning’s Mo Oelker Article

Co-owner of the travelling aluminum can packaging company talks beer

First Draft With Michael ‘Tiny’ Article

Snellville’s Lincoln Fill Station co-founders on loving, drinking, and selling beer

First Draft with Mary Fiorello Article

The Atlanta beer enthusiast, aka the “hops diva,”

First Draft with Andy Gonzales Article

Steinbeck’s Ale House’s chef and general manager talks beer

First Draft with Tim Dennis and Chad Polstra Article

The ATLbeer Reddit moderators talk about their online beer lives and more

First Draft with Wild Heaven’s Brittany Orschel Article

Talking beer with the Decatur brewery’s assistant brewer/production assistant

Craft Beer Buzzkill Article

Georgia’s antiquated distribution laws are hampering small businesses and sending national brands elsewhere. Why is Georgia refusing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars from this homegrown industry?

First Draft with Crawford Moran Article

Catching up with the man behind the brews at 5 Seasons and Slice & Pint

First Draft with Donald Durant Article

Argosy co-owner talks beer

First Draft with Nancy Palmer Article

Talking bottleshops, on-premise sales for off-premise consumption, and how breweries benefit their local communities with Georgia Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Nancy Palmer

First Draft with North River Tavern’s Chris Driscoll Article

General manager of the Sandy Springs watering hole talks beer

First Draft with Owen Ogletree Article

The longtime Georgia beer advocate talks beer festivals, the evolution of the local beer scene, and more

First Draft with Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle Article

Second Self Beer Company founders talk Michelob Ultra, the future of Georgia beer, and more

First Draft with Beer & Comedy founder Joe Pettis Article

The beer-loving funnyman shares the origins of his popular comedy night

First Draft: Orpheus brewmaster Jason Pellett Article

Pellett on getting lucky, pushing beer boundaries in the South, and why he’s obsessed with sours

First Draft with Sande Edwards Article

The social media marketer for the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild

First Draft with Hop City’s Kraig Torres Article

Talking shop with the owner of Hop City Craft Beer & Wine

First Draft with Creature Comforts’ Adam Beauchamp Article

The Athens brewery co-owner/brewmaster talks Coronas, Jurassic Park, and more

First Draft with Midtown Bowl’s Seth Somerstein Article

For the alley’s assistant GM, good beer and bowling go hand in hand

First Draft with Mary O. Boyle and Ron Smith Article

The authors of Atlanta Beer on documenting the city’s brief but burgeoning beer history

First Draft with Tom Stahl of BlueTarp Brewing Article

On the brewery’s one-year anniversary, Georgia’s exciting beer scene, and more

First Draft with ultimate beer enthusiast Phil Farrell Article

One man’s passion for beer, travel, and RVs collide

First Draft with Hop Alley Brewpub’s Brandon Hintz Article

A report from Atlanta’s OTP beer scene

First Draft with HOToberfest’s Alan Raines and Tryon Rosser Article

The festival’s founders talk beer

First Draft with Three Taverns’ future head brewer Joran Van Ginderachter Article

The Belgian brewer talks about beer-making and why he thinks the U.S. beer industry is the place to be

First Draft With Hey, Brewtiful’s Jessica Miller (1) Article

The woman behind the lady-centric site talks beer

First Draft: Paul Calvert Article

One of the city’s best mixologists has a soft spot for beer

First Draft: Nick Tanner (1) Article

Cherry Street Brewing Co-Op’s founder on fighting the good fight and more

First Draft: Holly Pezzano (1) Article

Catching up with beer-loving baker behind Happy Hour Confections

First Draft: Kelly and Constantine Mihalis Article

The owners of Beer Growler Nation talk beer

First Draft: Brian ‘Spike’ Buckowski (1) Article

Catching up with the brewmaster and co-founder of Terrapin

First Draft: Josh Gilbert (1) Article

Catching up with Terminal West’s director of bar operations

First Draft: Bob Townsend (1) Article

The Southern Brew News editor and AJC beer columnist talks beer

First Draft: Molly Gunn Article

Owner of the Porter Beer Bar talks, well, beer

First Draft: Ari Fleischer Article

The founder of Frozen Pints talks craft beer ice cream and his plans for the future

First Draft: Austin L. Ray Article

CL columnist talks beer for First Draft’s one-year anniversary

First Draft with Burnt Hickory Brewmaster Scott Hedeen Article

Catching up with the founder of Kennesaw’s nano brewery

First Draft with East Atlanta Beer Fest’s Jelena Crawford and Lauren Leschper Article

Organizers talk about the festival’s growth and their hopes for the community

First Draft with Kevin Ward, Midtown Art Cinema’s general manager Article

Movie theater GM talks about pairing brews with films

First Draft with Midway Pub co-owners Jonathan McIntyre and Carsten Green Article

East Atlanta duo talks about beer scene and favorite brews

First Draft with Jennifer O’Connell of Georgia Ale & Lager Sirens Article

GALS co-founder talks about women in the craft-beer community

First Draft with Twain’s new head brewer David Stein Article

Decatur brewer talks about plans to revamp beer lineup

First Draft with SweetWater Brewing’s Freddy Bensch Article

SweetWater’s Big Kahuna talks about the craft brewery’s forthcoming expansion

First Draft with Monday Night Brewing’s Jonathan Baker Article

A chat with one of Atlanta’s newest craft beer entrepreneurs

First Draft with Brick Store Pub’s Dave Blanchard Article

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival co-founder knows the perfect food and beer combination

First Draft with Ale Yeah!’s Eddie Holley Article

Despite hating his first encounter with beer, the Decatur store owner now loves a Russian Imperial Stout

Welcome to Creative Loafing’s new beer column Article

First Draft with the Wrecking Bar’s Bob Sandage

Beer Issue - Atlanta homebrew resources Article

Stores to help you get your brew on

Talking Head - My dinner with a rock star Article

Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione holds court at the Brick Store Pub

Talking Head - Eat, drink and be merry Article

Beer tastings and dinners around town

Talking Head - Shorter days, darker beers Article

Fresh beer for fall

Talking Head - Work: The curse of the drinking class Article

A half-dozen ways to salute the laborers of America with beer

Talking Head - Achtung! German Bierfest this weekend Article

Plus Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga

Talking Head - Brick Store Pub: Manifest destiny Article

Leon’s Full Service slated to open in November

Talking Head - The hops are always greener Article

Beer envy in Asheville

Talking Head - Take my beer, please Article

Shmaltz Brewing Company celebrates Judaism, humor, and fringe culture

Talking Head - Buy American* Article

PBR claims the throne of the king

Talking Head - Beer invasion Article

Yankees, Canadians and Scots send elite forces to Georgia

Talking Head - Beer hoppenings Article

Beer related events around the city

Talking Head - Style sheet: wheat beers Article

Crisp and light, wheat beers are made for summer

Talking Head - Out to pasture Article

Will equine icons go the way of Spuds McKenzie?

Talking Head - What’s your lightest beer? Article

Tastes great, less nasty