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5 SEA­SONS BREW­ING— Sea­sonal fare and hand­crafted beers are served in ei­ther the sprawl­ing din­ing room or in the ex­pan­sive beer gar­den at this award-win­ning brew pub. Ex­pect to find a wide se­lec­tion of ales and Bel­gian-style beers. L (Tu-F), D (daily). www.5sea­sons­brew­ 5 Sea­sons Brew­ing, 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.255.5911 Map1/D5; 5 Sea­sons North, 3655 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770.521.5551. $$ Map1/E3; 5 Sea­sons West­side, 1000 Marietta St. NW, 404.875.3232. Map3/D1 AMER­I­CAN SPIRIT WHISKEY— At­lanta’s only whiskey and brandy dis­tillery uses Scot­tish-style twin cop­per pot stills to craft bourbon, rye and malt whiskies, plus sea­sonal brandies us­ing lo­cally sourced ap­ples. Resur­gence Rye is At­lanta’s first rye since Pro­hi­bi­tion. Tours Th&F 4:30-7 pm, Sa 2-5 pm. www.aswdis­ 199 Ar­mour Drive NE, Buck­head, 404.590.2279. Map1/C6 JEKYLL BREW­ING— Alpharetta’s first brew­ery is fo­cused on cre­at­ing hand-crafted beers from the finest in­gre­di­ents; it cur­rently has six sig­na­ture brews. Tours in­clude beer sam­plings (six tick­ets per guest) and in­for­ma­tion on brew­ing tech­niques. Tours Tu-F 5-9 pm, Sa 1-9 pm. Tick­ets $12. www.jekyll­brew­ing. com. 2855 Mar­coni Drive, Alpharetta. Map1/E3 MON­DAY NIGHT BREW­ING— The idea for this brew­ery grew out of a Bi­ble study group that started brew­ing beer to­gether. Now, it’s one of At­lanta’s most pop­u­lar brew­eries. Guests can en­joy tours re­plete with corn­hole, shuf­fle­board, black-and­white movies and tast­ings of nearly a dozen brews. Do­nate a neck­tie for $1 off. Tours M&Th 5:30-7:30 pm, Sa 2-4 pm. www.mon­daynight­brew­ 670 Trabert Ave. NW, West­side. Map3/A1 OLD 4TH DIS­TILLERY— Af­ter nearly a cen­tury, At­lanta got its first legal dis­tillery with the open­ing of Old 4th Dis­tillery. Cop­per stills sparkle in the ul­tra-cozy, beau­ti­fully de­signed space, which pro­duces vodka and, soon to come, gin. Tours of­fered and tast­ing room open Thurs­days from 2-7 pm and Satur­days from noon-5 pm. 487 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 844.653.3687. Map3/J7 RED BRICK BREW­ING— This brew­ery, the long­est-op­er­at­ing craft brew­ery in Ge­or­gia, serves up a long list of award-win­ning ales, in­clud­ing flag­ship beers, sea­sonal brews and spe­cial re­leases. Tours W-Su. Check web­site for live mu­sic, team trivia and event sched­ule.­brick­brew­ 2323 De­foor Hills Road NW, West­side, 404.355.5558. Map1/C6 SWEETWATER BREW­ING COM­PANY— Founded in 1997, this is now the 24th largest craft brew­ery in the na­tion, spe­cial­iz­ing in ag­gres­sive West Coast-style beers. Tours W-F 5:30-7:30 pm, Sa&Su 2:30-4:30 pm. Tours are free; $10 for a sou­venir glass. www.sweet­wa­ter­ 195 Ot­t­ley Dr. NE, 404.691.2537. Map1/D7 UR­BAN TREE CIDERY— This fam­ily owned and op­er­ated cidery is At­lanta’s first. Visit this cool spot on the West­side to sam­ple three va­ri­eties of cider and cider-based cock­tails pre­pared at the full bar. All ciders are made on-site. Open W&Th 5:30-9 pm, Sa noon-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. Closed M, Tu&F. www. ur­ 1465 How­ell Mill Road NW, West­side, 404.855.5546. Map1/C7 VIK­ING ALCHEMIST MEADERY— Drink the “nec­tar of the gods” at the only meadery in Metro At­lanta. Mead is like a wine fer­mented with honey (and

other fruits) in­stead of grapes. Vik­ing Alchemist of­fers va­ri­eties made with blue­berry, cherry, peach and more. Open Th-F 7-9 pm, Sa 2-8 pm. www. vikingal­ 703 Fair­gate Road SW, #301, 678.858.2813. Map1/B5

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