Ask any Atlantan and they will tell you that spring is the best season to get out and enjoy all that the largest city in the South has to offer residents and visitors alike, including a tremendous number of locally brewed beers that pair perfectly with the season. The spring weather in Atlanta can be a bit unpredictable, which also means you can go a little out-of-the-box with your beer selections as well. Spring beers should have that fresh taste that represents a new beginning and signals a new season. Here are some of Atlanta’s best spring beer choices.
Road Trip
SweetWater Brewing Company
195 Ottley Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 691-2537

The spring is the perfect time for a “road trip,” which means it’s always a perfect time for SweetWater’s Road Trip Pilsner. Road Trip has a rich and full flavor that is perfect for a spring BBQ or the festival season in Atlanta. Road Trip is only available during the months of March, April and May, so get it while you can, and celebrate the warm weather and beauty of Atlanta in the spring months.

White Flag Imperial Wit
Burnt Hickory Brewery
2260 Moon Station Court
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 514-8812

Kennesaw’s own brewery, Burnt Hickory Brewery, offers year-round beer selections, but also offers seasonal brews. One such seasonal beer would be the White Flag Imperial Wit. This is a “carby” and flavorful beer with a distinct apricot taste. You could take this beer out on a spring picnic or even drink it while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Founded in 2011, Burnt Hickory is one of the fastest growing breweries in the state and the brewery’s fans can’t wait to see what the brewmasters come up with next.

Terrapin Beer Company
265 Newton Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30607
(706) 549-3377

Terrapin’s RecreationAle invites us all to “taste the outdoors.” With a great taste, RecreationAle promises to be your companion when outdoors this spring. RecreationAle is one of the only Terrapin beers that come in 12 ounce cans. It’s a great beer with anything on the grill, stews, chicken and seafood dishes. RecreationAle is also a refreshing beer to enjoy after working in the yard or garden.

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Casual Session
Redbrick Brewing Company
2323 Defoors Hills Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-5558

Atlanta’s Redbrick Brewing Company promises two things: great beer and good times, and that tradition continues in the spring of 2016 with their Casual Session IPA. This light and easy drinking IPA is a perfect choice for your spring cookout or even tailgating before a baseball game. With blended citrus and tropical flavors in the hops, Casual Session pairs perfectly with fajitas, sausages, ceviche and salads.

A Night On Ponce
Three Taverns Brewery
121 New St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 600-3355

Three Taverns Brewery might be one of the best kept secrets in Atlanta. This Decatur brewery is churning out great beer and great times. Their “A Night on Ponce” uses an American ale yeast, and the taste and dry finish really come through starting with your first sip. A citrus fruit taste makes for a more clean getaway with this Three Taverns selection. This is an American IPA that one might mistake for a Belgian IPA, but this beer goes great with everything this spring.

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