Beer, Wine & Spirits in Covington

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 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 for Two or Four at Wine & Beer (Up to 51% Off)

Wine & Beer

Johns Creek

$40 $23

Tasters sit around a large wooden bar as an expert pours up to eight samples of wine, paired with cheese, crackers, and sweets

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

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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Dan Vallish has been homebrewing beer as a hobby for more than 20 years. During that time, he often envisioned the perfect place to shop for his supplies. It would have all the specialty grains one could want, an onsite milling facility, and fresh yeast and hops. Ultimately, he made that vision a reality, founding Barley & Vine to be a one-stop shop for beer lovers and beer brewers, complete with a 27-tap growler bar with 26 craft beers and a cider on tap at all times.

Of course, Dan offers more than just disparate beer-brewing supplies. He teaches classes on the subject, or provides cloning kits for beginners, which contain all the ingredients to mimic Irish stouts or American pale ales. He also provides winemaking kits, which produce 6 gallons of fermented libations at a time. He even offers instructions and supplies to make cheese, so that his customers can pair their homemade beverages with the perfect snack.

1445 Rock Quarry Rd
Stockbridge,
GA
US

At the summit of Mount Yonah, hikers bask in the dying sunlight and soak up views of verdant foothills that span the horizon. Before the sun dips below the peaks, they meander back down the craggy trail toward Habersham Vineyard, where they can toast to a wholesome day of hiking. This scenic hike is one of dozens of possible routes led by Skywater Georgia Wine Hiking?s knowledgeable guides. They draw upon their knowledge of the region to showcase the best trails and wineries during daylong tours. Based on each group?s fitness level, interest, and ability to tolerate photo-bombing sasquatches, guides can plan easy-going three-hour hikes around Victoria Bryant State Park, or embark instead on a 10-hour journey up the steep foothills of Standing Indian. Regardless of the tour route, guides take time to point out local flora and fauna, and energize groups? with a light lunch.

1825 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd.
Norcross,
GA
US

San Francisco Coffee Company beans are roasted fresh every morning and brewed throughout the day at 45 South Cafe, enhancing the aromas of the lattes and mochas complementing a menu filled with light breakfasts and lunches. Sun-dried-tomato wraps envelop breakfast burritos, and handmade maple-ginger granola dapples bowls of organic yogurt and fresh fruit. As the sun reaches its zenith, panini presses melt swiss and cheddar cheeses in monte cristo sandwiches, preempting desserts and other treats served all day.

The café invites the local community to relax and socialize amid its art-laden exposed-brick walls, whether for book-club meetings, children's story time on Wednesday mornings, or monthly wine tastings, prompting Norcross Patch to dub it the Best Coffee Shop in 2012. Within those inspiring confines, local musicians let loose on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, inspiring sing-alongs and dreams of one day being a roadie. The shop further supports the local community by donating a portion of its profits to the Summerour Middle School Foundation.

45 S Peachtree St
Norcross,
GA
US

Established: 1994

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Carbon-dioxide tanks, all-grain beer kits, and high-gravity worts are just a few of the supplies in Lilburn Home Brew's rotating inventory. For more than 20 years, this stock has supplied shoppers with everything they need to brew wine and beer at home, while eschewing additives and extracts. In addition to kegs and beer kits, the shelves see full- and novelty-sized oak barrels as well as cheese-making kits and supplies, which pupils can use to complement the fruits of their labor from onsite beer- and wine-brewing classes.

535 Indian Trl
Lilburn,
GA
US

There's nothing better than settling into the pub to enjoy your favorite beer on tap?except maybe enjoying that same tap beer in the comfort of your own home. The beer aficionados at Growler Time make it easy to do just that. With 30 beers, two ciders, three wines, four craft sodas, and 39 levers on tap, they'll readily fill up a new vessel with your pick or refill any dry growler brought to them for waste-free imbibing.

2323 Main Street, Suite A-1
Tucker,
GA
US

Marcia Langford Perez's brother Gene once owned a small farm in north Florida. Here, each season, he would plant a few vines of rare grapes. When it came time to harvest, he chose his brother Philip as the vintner. This family affair quickly pulled in Marcia and her husband Gerald, who joined in tending the vineyards and making wine. After Gene passed away, Marcia decided to honor his legacy: she opened Wine Workshop and Brew Center, a polished craft store and urban winery dedicated to the art of independent brewing and winemaking.

Today, Marcia and her staff explore the ins and outs of winemaking during in-store classes and slumber parties in the fermentation tanks. They help visitors choose their grape or juice, blend the yeast, and?after a few weeks?collect, bottle, and label the finished wine. They also teach beer brewing in a series of weekly workshops, highlighting the partial-boil process and the uses of hops, yeast, and specialty malts. For those who want to try brewing on their own, the store also supplies ingredients and equipment such as fermentation containers, extract kits, base and specialty grains, and full wine kits from popular producers.

627 East College Avenue
Decatur,
GA
US

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