Terrapin Beer Company
Brews for before, during, and after the fireworks
Nothing says Independence Day quite like grilling, beer, and taking it easy. Break out these brews with your backyard cookout, or head to the pub/brewery. Either way this short list will guide you through the weekend, before, during, and after the fireworks.Read more
Sweetwater and Terrapin among craft breweries to shift from bottles to cans
Who wants craft beer in bottles? Bottles let in light, which is bad for beer. Cans are easier to chill, and they pack well for hikes, pools, and floats.
The Old Reliable SweetWater 420 in cans? For fans of Atlanta’s intown behemoth brewer, it’s about time. Also in cans: Its IPA.
The Adventurers Terrapin calls its new Hi-5 IPA “a whitecap on an ocean wave.” We just call it refreshing. Also in cans: RecreationAle.
The Purists This lager, like all of Marietta’s Red Hare brews, has been in a can from the get-go. Also in cans: Its brown ale, its IPA.
The Arrivistes Coming soon: this light blonde ale from Statesboro’s new Eagle Rock Brewing. Also in cans: A lemon-lime hefeweizen.Read more
Sweetwater and Terrapin among the local breweries offering the aluminum
Who wants craft beer in bottles? Bottles let in light, which is bad for beer. Cans are easier to chill, and they pack well for hikes, pools, and floats.Read more
Our columnist sips her way through Atlanta’s diverse beer culture
For many people, myself included, beer is an acquired taste. Compared with wine, whose familiar fruitiness caresses the palate, beer brings bitterness to the forefront. As a child in Paris, I was occasionally given beer diluted with carbonated lemonade while the adults around me drank thin Alsatian drafts I thought were just awful. Known in England as shandy, in Spain as clara, and in Germany as radler, beer cut with citrus-flavored soda is something I still love. Snakebite is a strong variation made of hard cider and beer in equal proportions that most respectable bars (including Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland) will pour into a tall pint glass for me.Read more