Beer, Wine & Spirits in Athens

Souvenir Package with Pint Glasses, Samples, and T-Shirts for 2 or 4 at BlueTarp Brewing Co. (Up to 45% Off)

BlueTarp Brewing Co.

Decatur

$44 $27

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Sample five craft brews, and take home a souvenir pint glass and T-shirt

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at Talk of The Table (45% Off)

Talk of The Table

Cumming

$40 $24.25

Sample a variety of wines and artisan cheeses in a charming boutique setting

Wine and Art Fundraiser for Two, Four, or Eight from Catalyst Sports on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 53% Off)

Catalyst Sports

Westside Cultural Arts Center

$90 $45

Live music, art, and auctions fill the Westside Cultural Arts Center during a charitable event benefitting the physically disabled

Brewery Tour and Tasting with Souvenirs for Two or Four at Red Brick Brewing Company (Up to 60% Off)

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

$58 $24.25

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Guests sample four craft brews while touring a centuries-old brewery

$179 for a Private Atlanta Pedal Pub Crawl Bike Tour from Peach Pedaler ($375 Value)

Peach Pedaler

Atlanta

$375 $179

Enjoy a private tour of Atlanta, from viewing city centers to enjoying a pub crawl, via a huge bike that holds up to 15 people

Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Courson's Winery ($20 Off)

Courson's Winery

Sparta

$25 $15

After tasting and learning about the winery's muscadine, scuppernong, and fruit wines, patrons take home bottles of their favorite variation

Wine and Sweets Tasting with Truffles, Winescream, and Custom Labels for 2 or 4 at Boutier Winery (Up to 44% Off)

Boutier Winery

Ila

$76.50 $45

Tasters sip 6 award-winning wines paired with truffles and sample an ice cream–wine blend on a 32-acre vineyard

Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

$20 $9.50

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

Brew-U Home-Brew Class for One, Two, or Four at Peachtree Growler Co. (50% Off)

Peachtree Growler Co.

Peachtree Corners

$35 $17.50

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Certified beer master teaches students the basics of home brewing craft beer; students receive 32-ounce growler of beer

Tastings at Paradise Hills Winery and Hightower Creek with Michaelee’s Chocolate Caffe Credit (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Hills Winery

Blairsville

$30 $15

Visitors sip vintages at two wineries an easy driving distance from each other along the Georgia Wine Highway

Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Select Local Merchants

Once you’ve bellied up to the cozy tasting room’s bar like an urbane, sophisticated cowboy, you’ll be treated to a few flavorful wafts and quaffs of Montaluce's finest 2008 and 2009 red and white wines, fermented from the carefully maintained fruits of its 35-acre vineyard. The 2008 chardonnay massages the nose with aromas of green apples, pear, and lemon zest mixed with smoke, walnut, and honeysuckle. And the 2008 risata (Italian for laughter) will put your palate into hysterics with notes of cherries, raspberries, cranberry, savory herbs, and just the faintest hint of Joker venom. Otherwise, go snorkeling for the dark chocolate notes buried in the oaky, deep violet, kraken-filled deeps of the cabernet sauvignon. Much like wine itself, your experience at Montaluce will be different depending on the exact point in time you partake of it. Gracious guests who arrive for their wine flight Tuesday through Saturday will be treated to a complimentary guided winery tour at 2 p.m. Likewise, Sunday sippers can tune their taste buds to live musical performances on the veranda from noon to 5 p.m.

946 Via Montaluce
Dahlonega,
GA
US

Boutier Winery's vinifera and French-American grape vines stretch across 32 rolling acres in Georgia's Piedmont region, awaiting artisanal transformation into award-winning varietals. Wine tastings draw visitors into the vineyards for fragrant sips paired with the rich notes of chocolates and gourmet cheeses. Vintner Victor Boutier's prizewinning wines include Geordeaux, a blended bordeaux that won a bronze medal in the 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Other specialties range from corcordance gold medal winning Diva 'Licious, a scrumptious peach brew, to a chardonnay crafted entirely from Georgia-grown grapes.

4506 Hudson Rivers Church Rd
Danielsville,
GA
US

Blockader Homebrew Supply supplies homebrew masters of all strengths and mouthfeels with its premium selection of ingredients and trustworthy brew equipment. House-bound brewers can concoct their own hoppy elixirs with a homebrew kit, a treasure trove of everything brewers need to craft 5 gallons of their own fermented finery. The equipment package (an $85 value) includes a primary fermenter, airlock, bottling bucket and wand, capper, auto siphon, adhesive thermometer, hydrometer, cleansing solution, bottle brush, and a True Brew homebrewing guide book, which helps chart the way to better-tasting beer.

855 W Broad St
Athens,
GA
US

The cast of Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” are a professionally reclusive bunch, brewing generations-old recipes in camouflaged stills beside their homes. Still, many beyond the hidden hills of Appalachia celebrate their traditions, and their product. The Moonshiner Festival gathers together some of the cast to meet their fans for three days of live music, barbecuing, camping, and, of course, drinking moonshine. Cast members in attendance include Mark Rogers and Jeff Waldroup, Lynn Waldroup and Lance Waldroup, and Mike Lewis and Bobby Tweedy. They dole out autographs and sit down to meals with the festival attendees, possibly even joining in to cut a rug to the musical stylings of the Smoking Guns or Hooch Holler.

2350 Randolph Church Rd
Union Park,
GA
US

WineStyles helps imbibers take their technique from semi-inspired slosh to sophisticated swirl by traversing taste buds across a variety of distinct wine blends. The shop hosts a range of rare reds and whites at each tasting, and specializes in hard-to-find wines from vineyards large and small, ensuring tasters get to shake tongues with a few blends for the very first time. During the tasting, Groupon holders and palate pals will spend the evening imbibing vibrant varietals, allowing mouths to mingle with an array of intriguing flavor profiles. If something strikes your fancy throughout the tasting, simply spill a few drops on your shirt and the expert staff will happily sniff out a corresponding bottle for purchase. Like wallet chains and second helpings of pie, reservations are recommended, though not necessary.

1350 Scenic Hwy N
Snellville,
GA
US

Georgia Liquor Barn's libation connoisseurs uncork bottles to titillate taste buds during relaxing wine and beer tastings. Round up the old foursome of spirit sippers, and sample selected wine or beer flights that provide tongues with a variety of tastes more easily than licking an office cubicle wall. A schedule of featured wineries and microbreweries lets patrons select their serum of choice, or they can throw inhibitions to the wind and keep anxious palates in suspense. Diverse alcoholic offerings from breweries such as Flying Dog and Lagunitas, or wineries such as Hess and Wild Horse, provide appealing attractions for those who choose to spread their intoxicating enjoyment over two evenings with one other lucky soul.

701 Atlanta Rd
Cumming,
GA
US