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Atlanta craft brewers look to mobile canning for wider distribution

In an effort to reach more people faster, two Atlanta craft beer brewers will turn to mobile canning in the coming months to distribute product at the retail level, rather than purchase canning lines...

Barley + Rye: Orpheus releases new IPA and saison this week, blueberry sour coming soon

It’s International IPA Day! Go have yourself a hoppy one. While you’re sipping, check out these recent and forthcoming releases from Midtown-based Orpheus Brewing. Available Now Peace.War.Truth.Lie., a 5% ABV session IPA, is a nice way...

New brewery, Second Self, plans to open mid-September on the Westside

Good news for the Westside: the build-out at Second Self Beer Company is on track to open mid-September. The forthcoming brewery by Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle is tucked away on Logan Circle, in between Monday Night and Red Brick. The breweries are so close to each other that Second Self founders hint we might very well see a 5K race with three heady pit stops in the future. But for now, the focus is on completing construction. And brewing beer.

Barley + Rye: New beers from Three Taverns, including peach saison in August

Three Taverns Brewery hit a milestone this month: one year in business as Georgia’s only Belgian-themed craft brewery. To ring in the occasion, owner Brian Purcell and head brewer Joran Van Ginderachter tested out new beers during anniversary festivities last Saturday.

Barley + Rye: Into IPAs? An Atlantan looks to the West Coast

Tyler Nelson remembers the moment he decided to work in the craft beer industry. The son of a beer distributor, Nelson had sat down solo at Brick Store Pub’s Belgian bar upstairs.

Barley + Rye: It’s bloody hot out so make yourself a beer float

What’s better than crisp, refreshing summertime beer? Beer with ice cream, obviously. Some traditionalists balk at adulterating well-crafted brew, but I say bring on the scoop. Beer floats will certainly change the flavor of your beer, but done right, you can sense new notes, detect deeper flavors, and hopefully, cool off.

Barley + Rye: Get your craft soda game on at the General Muir

Great things happen in the General Muir kitchen—our former critic Bill Addison named it the Best Restaurant of 2013—but fun things go down at the bar as well, even when you skip the booze. My cravings take me to Emory Point for lunch, seeking out that warm Reuben oozing with Russian dressing and gruyere. But I realized that once I’m at the counter, it’s the daily soda that gets things moving in the right direction.

Now on draft: Slice & Pint in-house brews by Crawford Moran

A range of excellent beer options have been available for some time at Slice & Pint in Emory Village, but the pizza restaurant/brewery that launched last summer has finally started pouring its own creations, fulfilling its mission as a destination for handcrafted pizza and handcrafted beer. Brewmaster and co-owner Crawford Moran says people who have enjoyed his beers at 5 Seasons Brewing will know what to expect: New beers, all the time. “I like to change it up,” Moran says.

Barley + Rye: Your ‘almost summer’ drink list

Like many other Atlantans who have made this promise, this summer I too am determined not to complain about the weather—seeing how the winter’s freakish cold and Snowpocalypse part deux hurt our feelings so badly. I have caught myself slipping a few times as we brace ourselves for more steamy days and spotty thunderstorms. What better way to segue into the hot season than a suggested list of refreshing beverages? They calm the mind, ease the spirit, and remind us that this too, shall pass. It’s helpful to know not just where to cool down, but what to drink while you’re doing it. Cheers.

Taproom in Kirkwood now pouring craft beer

Taproom Coffee, Kirkwood’s latest arrival on the specialty coffee and craft beer scene, recently launched its introductory craft beer draft list. Owner Jonathan Pascual has collaborated with Dan Fontaine, co-founder of Atlanta Beer Tours, to bring a rotating menu of twelve beers to the neighborhood shop. Now pouring: A range of local brews like Three Taverns’ A Night in Brussels and fun big boys, like the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide.

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