Beer, Wine & Spirits in McDonough

Up to 50% Off of BlueTarp Brewing Co.

BlueTarp Brewing Co.

Decatur

$44 $23

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

40% Off at The Ponce de Leon Beer Fest

The Ponce de Leon Beer Fest

Midtown

$35 $21

Beer samples from 30 breweries, live music, and treats from food trucks; proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children

Up to 54% Off a Brewery Tour and Tasting

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

$50 $24.25

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

Up to 57% Off a Hike and Wine Tasting

Skywater Georgia Wine Hiking

$190 $85

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Scenic hike through a state park challenges hikers before a light lunch and a wine tasting at Boutier Winery

50% Off at Peachtree Growler Co.

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

52% Off at Warm Springs Winery

Warm Springs Winery

Warm Springs

$29 $14

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Groups of two or four enjoy a bottle of wine while taking in scenic views of the Warm Springs’ pond

Up to 51% Off Wine Tasting

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

45% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting at Talk of The Table

Talk of The Table

Cumming

$40 $24.25

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

$20 Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

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

Up to 50% Off Wine Tastings

Paradise Hills Winery

Blairsville

$30 $15

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

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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

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

Appalachian Wilderness Guides leads avid adventurers on Mother Nature explorations and mountainous hikes. Teaming with northern Georgia wineries, the wine-tasting trek whisks vino-lovers through Georgia vineyards, helmed by a tour guide and including a palate-pleasing tasting with accompanying snacks. For the wide-eyed wilderness warrior, the family camping trip provides one night of mind-melding with the outdoors in a provided tent with sleeping bags. Start with a brisk day hike, and then finish with a campfire to nibble on hot dogs, hamburgers, and marshmallows. Along the way, Appalachian Wilderness Guides participate as little or as much as you like, meaning its leaders can leave after setting up the tent or stay to tell campfire stories about the Supreme Court justices who are lurking in the woods. All guides of the uneven grounds are certified in wilderness first-aid, CPR, and Leave No Trace Outdoors Ethics, ensuring the safe removal of unnecessary waste.

4800 Northbrook Court
Conyers,
GA
US

Sprig's elegant yet casual atmosphere plays host to a locally grown smorgasbord of seasonal savories, with this summer's menu showcasing the foodsmarts of Marsala master Christopher Neff. For lunch, revel in tasty treasures from the wood-fire grill, such as the grilled-chicken club with applewood bacon (a $9 value) or the bratwurst's bursting wallet of caramelized cabbage and apples (a $10 value). Or, spend your midday charitably finding a more permanent home for the oyster po boy (a $9 value), drenched in spicy rémoulade. All lunchtime sandwich plates are accompanied by creamy slaw, fries, or sweet-potato chips, and tongue-prepping appetizers like the fried pickles in beer-cheese sauce (a $4 value) and tomato-jam'd cornbread (a $3 value) are served all day long. For dinner, dig into a spicy stew of andouille sausage, shrimp, and corn on the cob (a $14 value) while a tablemate tackles a wood-fired chimichurri flat iron bolstered by a lemon-kissed arugula salad (a $21 value).

2860 Lavista Rd
Decatur,
GA
US

Atlanta Indie Market is an insane openair space w/ 100+ vendors EVERY SAT JUNE-OCT. Features All Things Handmade, Indie, &Vintage + awesome gourmet food trucks!

134 Maple St
Decatur,
GA
US

Mac McGee provides an impressive whiskey selection brimming with rich amber liquids, including Jameson Gold, the limestone-filtered Bulleit bourbon from Kentucky, and the mature, oaky Glenlivet 18-year-old scotch. Today's deal grants each taster a flight of three whiskeys: one Irish, Finian's; one scotch, Tamdhu; and one bourbon, Old Forester. Servers are equipped with extensive noggin stock of whiskey expertise, making recommendations based on each spirit's taste, distinct character, and charming sense of self-deprecating humor.

111 Sycamore St
Decatur,
GA
US

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