The giant stacks that waft delicious-smelling steam across 85 need to be an official state landmark because this beer-slinger (started by two guys who met in Colorado and trained in California) is one of the South's signature breweries, mostly thanks to mainstays like its West Coast-style 420 Extra Pale Ale, or its powerful, unfiltered IPA.
What the experts say: "The big dog keeps on barking: a new barrel program shows off the new tricks for this Greyhound. It's not one of the top 20 largest craft breweries in the country for nothing." -- Kraig Torres, Hop City Craft Beer & Wine
Zak Schroerlucke -- Brewery Experience Lead, SweetWater Brewing Company
Kraig Torres -- founder and Chief Hophead at Hop City Craft Beer & Wine
Jason Santamaria -- founder and brewer, Second Self Brewing Company
JC Winter -- A Social Mess contributor, former lifestyle writer, Creative Loafing.
Brian Diggelmann -- Beer Education Manager, SweetWater Brewing Company