Georgia is home to a craft beer boom. Since last year’s passage of Senate Bill 85, which allowed Georgia breweries and distilleries to sell their products directly to consumers for the first time, it’s now estimated that there are more than 60 breweries in Georgia. Lucky for us a number of those are turning out amazing craft beer right here in our backyard. We recently reached out to five local breweries and asked them to hand-select one of their new beers for Suwanee Magazine readers to try in the new year. Cheers!
By: Lizzy Kidney
Left Nut Brewing Company, Gainesville
Shade Tail Nutty Pecan Ale
With hints of roasted Georgia Pecans and blends of Marris Otter, biscuit, and brown malts, Left Nut’s brown ale sets itself apart from others of its kind. Fuggles and EKG hops help to provide a balance and traditional profile, without overpowering the malt and hops characters.
Slow Pour Brewing Company, Lawrenceville
Making its 2019 debut, Slow Pour’s Lager Jammin is a Mexican-style, Vienna Lager. With hints of lime, this toasty lager is the perfect crisp and refreshing beer to try in the new year.
New Realm Brewing Company, Atlanta
Hazy Like a Fox
This New England-style Hazy IPA is double dry hopped with El Dorado and Azacca hops. Left unfiltered and sent straight to the can for ultimate freshness, this hop-heavy beer contains the perfect blend of juiciness and fruity aromas.
Scofflaw Brewing Company, Atlanta
Scofflaw got down and dirty with its new tropical wheat, Dirty Beaches. This spirited collaboration with Victory Brands is a wheat and IPA hybrid that features a creamy body and waves of tropical fruit aromas.
Good Word Brewing
The first in its “Sleepwalker Series,” this 7% IPA is one of Good Word’s juciest beers. Never Sleep features Vic Secret and Citra hops that provide IPA lovers with a juicy yet well-balanced taste.