Former SweetWater brewmaster Kevin McNerney is currently in charge of From the Earth’s beer program, which includes Golden Spiral golden ale house draught. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

The ultimate Georgia beer lover’s guide to breweries, beer and brewpubs 

Things have gotten a lot sweeter for beer drinkers in Georgia over the past few years.

For starters, a new law went into effect on Sept. 1, 2017, that not only allowed breweries to sell beer directly to consumers in taprooms, it did away with mandatory tours and made it legal to sell beer to-go and food on-site.

And then there’s the explosion of new breweries and brewpubs that have made it easier than ever to try an award-winning beer made in state.

AJC beer writer Bob Townsend raises a glass to a new era of beer in Georgia by looking at:

<<A look at far local brewing has come and where it’s going 

<<6 breweries that are changing the game in Georgia and beyond

<<12 of the tastiest Georgia-made IPAs and pale ales

<<The new wave of metro Atlanta brewpubs

<<A crop of new breweries in Roswell

<<A ride on the new Atlanta Beer Bus route

Looking for more? Follow the latest Georgia beer and brewery news here.

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