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Atlanta and Georgia Beer Events (Holiday 2022)

Beer and booze festivals never go out of season, and these selections from November and December in the Atlanta area are sure to keep your spirits up (both Christmas and boozy).

Atlanta and Georgia Beer Events (Holiday 2022)

Go ahead and get merry and bright with these fun events at breweries or involving beer or spirits, or drown your yuletide sorrows due to being with family nonstop for weeks on end. Either way, these events will make your holidays a treat.


NOVEMBER

November 5
Hops & Flow Beer Yoga
@ Eventide Brewing

Eventide Brewing’s lovely Grant Street taproom plays host to a fun, healthy (and beery) good time when it hosts its Hops & Flow Beer Yoga. Admission is $15 and includes the yoga class and your first beverage. The event page recommends you bring a mat, a towel and some water, but notes that the event is open to all levels of yoga enthusiast – from neophyte to expert. So stretch out and practice some “downward-drinking dog” at Eventide, getting healthy while enjoying a nice pint.

November 12
Acworth Beer and Wine Festival
@ Logan Farm Park

Beer festivals are always in season, and this terrific event at Logan Farm Park in Acworth is home to an inspiring beer list that features almost all Georgia breweries with very few exceptions. It always feels great to drink local, and this event took that to heart with a massive number of selections from some of the best breweries in the state, including Arches, Burnt Hickory, Dry County, Gate City, Orpheus and Scofflaw. A few ciders are present for gluten-free drinkers as well as a striking selection of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines for the non-beer drinkers among us.

November 16
Arts and Drafts, A Modern Calligraphy Workshop Series
@ Southern Brewing Co.

Two things that are rarely combined together: high-quality craft beer and penmanship. This event lets you practice the art of writing gorgeous lettering to activate your calligraphic tendencies all while sipping terrific brews at Southern Brewing Co.’s lovely taproom in Athens, Georgia. Be careful not to slam down too many brews, as that would likely adversely affect your ability to write delicate, fine lines – which calligraphy requires – but a quick sip or two might even sharpen your ability to sign your name beautifully or write a (gasp!) physical letter to a friend or confidante in gorgeous style.

November 19
Atlanta Bourbon Festival
@ Guardian Works

The new Guardian Works facility on Atlanta’s Westside will play host again in 2022 to the Atlanta Bourbon Festival. As its name suggests, this event is chock-full of whiskey and bourbon tasting options for the discerning aficionado in your friend group or family. With a general admission ticket, eventgoers will get a chance to enjoy 50+ bourbon and whiskey options, cocktails, wine and beer upon entry at 2 p.m. via a special souvenir tasting glass and unlimited pours included. A VIP package allows for early entry at 1 p.m., allowing ticketholders to enjoy the 15+ VIP-exclusive bourbons available at the festival. Tickets are still available, so grab them now for the whiskey lover in your life.

November 23
Distiller’s Tasting
@ Red Hare Brewing Co.

Red Hare Brewing Co. in Marietta, Georgia is likely better known to Georgians for its popular beer offerings: SPF 50/50 India Pale Radler, Sticky Stout, Long Day Lager and many, many more. However, the brewery also produces its own rum, and fans of that particular spirit (as well as the Red Hare brand in general), will get a chance to sample the brewery’s limited-run rum varietals at this event at the brewery’s original Delk Rd. taproom. The brewery says: “This unique experience includes four rum tastings paired with a tasty treat along with a step-by-step walkthrough of mixing up one of our Red Hare Signature Cocktails. Gather your holiday guests and enjoy an evening at Red Hare!”


DECEMBER

December 3
Holiday Makers Market
@ Service Brewing Co.

Looking to get a semi-early start to your holiday shopping? Head on over to Service Brewing Co. for this local market featuring a plethora of local vendors offering up unique gifts that are sure to “jingle your bells,” according to the brewery. Service will be pouring rotating beer options and food trucks will be on hand to provide vittles for your seasonal browsing. With a DJ spinning tunes, both festive and non-festive, this is sure to be an enjoyable occasion – whether or not you find anything to buy for your hard-to-please uncle!

December 9
The Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos
@ Oconee Brewing Co.

Oconee Brewing Co. in Greensboro, Georgia plays host to the fabulous Andrews Brothers as they deliver their all-request show that has been delighting audiences of all ages for years. Described by the group’s website as a “high energy, all-request, sing-along, interactive music and comedy show,” this event is sure to have Oconee’s taproom thrumming as patrons bombard the Brothers with requests for any song that has been on the radio in the past 50+ years – from Sinatra to Lizzo.

December 10
8th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Atlanta
@ TBD

While the exact bars featured has yet to be announced, who doesn’t love a good pub crawl? Combine that with ugly Christmas sweaters and you have the makings of a classic event in the Atlanta area. One of the best parts of the holiday season is seeing people decked out in supremely tacky get-ups, such as Santa hats (and beards too for that matter), reindeer horns and, of course, ugly sweaters. Add booze into the mix – as well as myriad drink specials on this special pub crawl – and you can pretty much guarantee a good time.

December 10
Monday Night Brewing Westside 10
@ Monday Night Brewing

Once again, running and beer are combined in our beer events section. This one is hosted by Atlanta pioneers Monday Night Brewing and features both a 10-mile run as well as a 10K option. According to the brewery’s website the event will feature: a hilly and challenging course through Atlanta’s Westside business and residential district, participant gifts including a pint glass, t-shirt and vintage finishers medal and awards for the top-25 males and females in the 10-mile and 10K races. Of course, a post-race beer is a requisite, and local food will also be on-site after the event along with live music.

December 16
Comedy and Cocktails at Legends Distillery, A Live Stand Up Comedy Event
@ Legends Distillery

It’s healthy to laugh. Legends Distillery in Cumming, Georgia certainly believes that as their monthly Comedy and Cocktails series delivers the chortles, guffaws and belly laughs that one needs from time to time. With a spectrum of comedians delivering zingers alongside delectable cocktails distilled and mixed on-site, this event is not to be missed.