Ultimate guide to North Fulton's breweries


Ultimate guide to North Fulton's breweries

Beer buffs, rejoice.

North Fulton County’s craft breweries and brewpubs got the green light Tuesday to make bank — at prices based on beer type — from brewery tours, and to use social media to promote those events and advertise craft pilsners, lagers and hops. 

The new deal reached between the craft beer and liquor industries and the state’s wholesalers this week will end a contentious battle over how these small businesses operate. You can read more about the legislation and proposed changes here.

A timeline for the new regulations has not yet been announced, but the deal means a potential surge in brew-centered events across metro Atlanta.

Here's what you need to know about the breweries in north Fulton.

North Fulton

5 Seasons Brewing Co. Brewpub. Open daily, hours vary. 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-255-5911. 1000 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-875-3232. 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-521-5551. 5seasonsbrewing.com.

Gate City Brewing Co. Tasting room coming in early 2016. 43 Magnolia St., Roswell. 678-404-0961, gatecitybrewingcompany.com. 

Eventide Brewing. Tastings: Thursday/Friday 5:30 - 8:30, Saturday - 12 - 4, Sunday 12:30 - 4:30. Take-home options include 32-ounce souvenir growler and 64-ounce souvenir growler. 1015 Grant St. S.E., Atlanta. 404-907-4543, eventidebrewing.com.

Gordon Biersch. Brewpub. Open daily 11:30 a.m. to midnight. 848 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404-870-0805 and 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-264-0253. gordonbiersch.com.

Hop Alley Brew Pub. Brewpub. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 25 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-696-2097, hopalleybrew.com.

Jekyll Brewing. Tastings and tours: 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4-9 p.m. Fridays, 1-9 p.m. Saturdays. Starting price for tours: $12. Take-home options include 32-ounce growlers and bottled six-pack. 2855 Marconi Drive, Alpharetta. 770-596-8788, jekyllbrewing.com.

Max Lager’s Grill & Brewery. Brewpub. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 4-10:30 p.m. Sundays. Bar open daily until 11 p.m. or later. 320 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-525-4400, maxlagers.com.

Orpheus Brewing. Tastings and tours: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Starting price for tours: $12. Take-home options include 22-ounce bottles and six-packs. 1440 Dutch Valley Place N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-1777, orpheusbrewing.com.

*Second Self Beer Co. Tastings and tours: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Starting price for tours: $12. Take-home options include up to 72-ounces of packaged beer. 1311 Logan Circle N.W., Atlanta. 678-916-8035, secondselfbeer.com

SweetWater Brewing Co. Tastings and tours: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 2:30-4:20 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Starting price for tours: $10. Take-home options include six-packs, 22-ounce bottle and 64-ounce growler. 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta. 404-691-2537, sweetwaterbrew.com

*Second Half is closed for construction, but will reopen this spring.

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