Unlike school fundraisers and jury selections, brewpubs encourage guests to ask what beers are on draft upon arrival. Drink among friends with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American cuisine and beer at Toasted & Tapped in Flowery Branch.
Helmed by a brew-happy band of college comrades, Toasted &Tapped dishes up American fare and handcrafted beers in a communal, homespun brewpub. Guests can sample each of the nine beers currently on draft when boarding a beer flight ($7), or bolster biceps with a full glass of the new Rufus the Red Hulk, a hoppy Belgian amber brew that doesn't need to advertise its incredibility ($6).
Pacify jealous bellies by plunging toasted pita wedges in a starter of Zaa dip, a white pizza dip with pepperoni ($7). Bun enthusiasts can wrap paws around a savory selection of sandwiches ($8–$11), and meat mavens sink knives into grilled 10-ounce rib eye served with garlic-and-scallion whipped potatoes ($20). Miniature munchers can nosh on chicken fingers off the kids' menu while practicing indoor voices on the outdoor patio or blithely correcting confused parents during Thursday-night trivia bouts ($5).