Beer, Wine & Spirits in East Point

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

Winemaking Class and Store Credit for Two, Four, or Six at Wine Workshop and Brew Center (Up to 75% Off)

Wine Workshop and Brew Center

Decatur

$335 $99

Class teaches techniques to make custom blends, and store credit can be applied toward kits with winemaking services

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 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

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 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

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 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

One or Two Admissions to Downtown Dalton Beer Festival on September 27 (Up to 52% Off)

Downtown Dalton Development Authority

Dalton Green

$25 $12.50

Unlimited samples of more than 40 domestic and international beers pair with food from local restaurants; live music and games

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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

In spite of its name, Cellar 56 features more than 56 wines from grape-growing regions throughout the world. The emphasis is on accessibility, though; the bar helpfully sells a number of wines by the half glass, allowing guests to sample a variety of wines for a fraction of the price of a bottle. To make the selection even more accessible, reds and whites are divided into small groups by style. That means that tracking down anything from a crisp, grapefruit-tinged New Zealand sauvignon blanc to a spicy Italian primitivo is as simple as scanning the list. The seasonal food menu of tapas-style small plates demonstrates a similarly eclectic approach. Old-World flavors meet New World comfort in dishes such as the truffle-scented wild-mushroom finger sandwiches on toasted french baguettes. Guinness-braised short rib with whipped potatoes evokes memories of a home-cooked stew and the pan-seared salmon demonstrates a bit more refinement with its coriander-caper glaze. Cellar 56's main seating area seems more like a den than a dining room. Bottles fill the three racks that adorn one wall, presenting diners with a neatly arranged display of wines that stretches from the top of the booths to the ceiling. Dark wooden accents, earthen tiles, and warm lighting contribute to the inviting atmosphere at what CBS Atlanta called one of the Best Wine Bars in Atlanta in 2011.

56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Flanked by rustic stone columns and carved lions, 5 Seasons Brewing's entrance looks like the secluded front to a Napa Valley villa, belying its cozy atmosphere and community-focused mission to provide tasty, affordable food and drink. Founded by chef David Larkworthy—son of a pioneering advocate of using organic food in restaurants—Five Seasons Brewing carries its commitment to community to its ingredients, cooking with a cornucopia of regularly shifting local produce from a gaggle of affiliated farms. The menu features such fusion dishes as crispy alligator served with a blackened chili glaze and Remoulade. At tables, guests dig in to home-baked bread, whose warm crust exudes tangy scents from the brewery's spent beer grain.

In the towering tanks that skirt the pub, brewmaster Kevin McNerney creates a kaleidoscopic selection of unique small-batch beers. The cofounder of flagship Georgia brewer SweetWater, McNerney brings two decades of experience to his craft, making refreshing brews such as the Chug Monkey and turning to ancient Belgian traditions to make his crisp, orange-infused witbier.

1000 Marietta St NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

When Wine Shoe owners Nora and Shannon Wiley started planning the shop's design, they wanted something that would blend their worldly travels with the historic culture of the surrounding Castleberry Hill neighborhood. The result was promptly recognized by Atlanta magazine, which compared Wine Shoe to a "private wine cellar in France stocked with wines from all over the world."

Today, the facility's floor-to-ceiling wine wall stands as a new challenge to rock climbers and as a stunning backdrop to an assortment of wine-related activities, including classes that drew more than 3,000 total students during 2011. Many of those students gathered around Wine Shoe's 12-foot rustic table, where, sitting beneath a glistening bronze and crystal chandelier, they paired sips with scrumptious hunks of education.

The shop carries more than 150 different wines, the majority of which come from small producers. It also keeps its door open to pooches, as Nora and Shannon's security dog, Beeren, is always looking for new buddies with whom to discuss the nuanced flavors of rawhide bones.

339 Nelson St SW
Atlanta,
GA
US

The moonshine is always flowing at P'cheen. Bartenders at this local bistro create seasonal cocktails from a selection of 10 or more moonshines, with flavors that include cherry, apple pie, and black tea. They also serve a full list of classic cocktails, such as the speakeasy old fashioned?a mix of bourbon, angostura + orange bitters?and craft beers. In the kitchen, chef Alex prepares a menu of international fusion dishes that complement the throwback libations. His specialties change with the season, since he sources many of his ingredients locally, but may include gazpacho made with local veggies, Guinness-battered fish and chips, and braised short ribs. Brunch is a favorite among regulars, with bottomless mimosas and a good mix of breakfast and lunch foods.

701 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.

The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.

79 Poplar Street Northwest
Atlanta,
GA
US

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