Atlanta It's 4/20 this weekend, giving you the perfect opportunity to inhale... the heady aroma of hops as you customize your own beer right at the bar, hit SweetWater's annual 420 suds fest, and more, thanks to these five can't-miss beer events.

SweetWater 420 Fest: Your buds at SweetWater got so big, Candler Park wasn’t able to hold them anymore, so they're bringing their “Experience” tent (and all its exotic beer offerings) and some of the biggest names in bud-rock to Centennial Olympic Park Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Oh, and speaking of “buds”, despite the event's name, there is still none of “that” allowed here. Continue Reading

5 Seasons Brewery

5 Seasons Mystery Cask Tapping: The brewmeisters at 5 Seasons are gifting you with their best in beer, but you’ll have to show up to find out what your bounty is. Choosing their favorite hop blends, and adding other bonuses like roasted coffee beans, they pour it straight from the wooden barrel into your waiting glass this Thursday at 5:55pm.

Summit’s Wayside Tavern

Randalize your Thursday: Be a mad beer scientist from the comfort of your barstool with the help of Dogfish’s “organoleptic hop transducer module”, which lets you put flavors/aromas from a dozen different hops, or even cherry, coffee, and jalapenos into your suds. Find your own perfect blend at Summit’s Wayside Tavern this Thursday, or cram a bunch of weird stuff in there and dare your buddies to drink it.

Wrecking Bar

Firkin Friday: Wrecking Bar cracks open its doors Friday at noon, and is immediately cracking open a cask from its crafty beer cellar. You might get a Spanish cedar and habanero-aged IPA, or a “Peanut Butter Cup" Jemmy stout, but you gotta show up to find out.

Blue Tarp Brewery Tours: Decatur’s up-and-coming Blue Tarp Brewing Co. is letting you get better acquainted with their offerings (including an 11.3% ABV dark chocolate stout, an impressive 10.1% double-IPA, etc.), and their facilities on Saturday from 3:30-7pm. Then, you’ll need to get acquainted with your Uber driver.

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1. SweetWater Brewing Company 195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Buckhead)

Atlanta's most beloved local brewery, SweetWater Brewing Company offers year-round brews like Georgia Brown, IPA, and Extra Pale Ale, and seasonals include Festive Ale and Motor Boat.

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2. 5 Seasons Brewery 1000 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Midtown)

5 Season Brewery's philosophy is relatively simple: seasonal ingredients, intricately brewed beer, adventurous American cuisine. If you're into stronger stuff, you'll take a deep breath of satisfaction once you take a look at their collection of aged scotch.

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3. Summits Wayside Tavern 3334 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30078 (Snellville)

Thick, meaty burgers like The Everest -- 32oz of ground sirloin topped with Applewood-smoked bacon, Genoa salami, three cheeses, sautéed mushrooms, and sautéed onions on a poppy roll -- are only the beginning: wash those meaty eats down with your choice of over 100 draft beers this Georgia tavern offers.

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4. Wrecking Bar Brewpub 292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Little 5 Points)

Founded by a home-brewing couple and located in the basement of Little Five Points' historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House, Wrecking Bar Brewpub is an award-winning neighborhood staple serving up a diverse range of approachable, comforting beers like the Sow Your Wild Oatmeal Porter, the pine-flavored Spruce Juice Pale Ale, and the bright, fruity Partition Rustic Urban Ale. Beers aside, Wrecking Bar Brewpub's also upheld for its house burgers, made with grass-fed beef and all the fixings.

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5. BlueTarp Brewing Co. 731 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

Decatur's first full-scale production brewery's got four main brews to try including their heavy-hitting Mother Hoppin' DIPA with a 10.1% ABV.



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