Beer lovers devoted to the Brick Store’s reverent approach often mention Athens’s Trappeze in the same breath. It isn’t simply the more than 200 available beers, including around thirty-five on draft, that make Trappeze exceptional; it’s also the rarities the staff sources and the meticulous tasting notes they compose. And the kitchen could teach most of Atlanta’s pubs how to cook outside the box: Quinoa salad pairs strikingly with hoppy beers.
Drink This: Co-owner Eric Johnson is also the consulting brewmaster for Wild Heaven Craft Beers (see sidebar, page 68); try his Eschaton quadrupel ale, with overtones of dates and raisins, on tap.
269 North Hull Street, Athens, trappezepub.com
This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.