Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than a good cold beer on your day off. The Georgia Mountains have a handful of options to try local flavors from the craft beer breweries.

BREWERIES and BEER

Most of these options are in the Blue Ridge area, but there are a couple of newcomers in Cleveland and Hiawassee to enjoy as well.

Blue Ridge Brewery (Blue Ridge)

Located in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, the Blue Ridge Brewery is housed in a renovated historic brick building on Depot Street and was the first brewery to open in downtown Blue Ridge. Full menu and live music complement the craft beer selection.

Blue Ridge Brewery Georgia Mountains
Blue Ridge Brewery in the Georgia Mountains

EVENTS

COST

  • Menu includes a starters, meals, and options for kids
  • Specials include ways to get your first beer free, treats for your dog, and 75¢ wings

 HOURS

  • Monday 4:00 pm until 9:30 pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • Wednesday 11:30 am until 9:30 pm
  • Thursday 11:30 am until 9:30 pm
  • Friday 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Saturday 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm

CONTACT and VISIT

Fannin Brewing Company (Blue Ridge)

Enjoy a flight, a pint, or a growler to-go at the Fannin Brewing Company in Blue Ridge, GA. Featuring live music on select dates (see Facebook page for calendar).

Fannin Brewing Company in the Georgia Mountains
Fannin Brewing Company in the Georgia Mountains

COST

  • Flights $10 (4 x 5 oz pours)
  • Glasses $5 – $6
  • Growlers $8 (32 oz) or $15 (64 oz)
  • To-Go Beers $8 – $10
  • Tasting room admission (exclusive beers): $15 Thur/Fri, $17 Sat ($1 Glass Refund)

HOURS

  • Thursday 2-8pm
  • Friday 2-8pm
  • Saturday 2-8pm
  • Sunday 1-6 pm

EVENTS

CONTACT and VISIT

Grumpy Old Men Brewing (Blue Ridge)

Delicious beer in a dog friendly setting in Blue Ridge, GA. Monthly events (check Facebook page for calendar).

BEERS including

Grumpy Old Men Brewing in Georgia Mountains
Grumpy Old Men Brewing in Georgia Mountains
  • Aska Pale Ale – 5.8%
  • Choco Blanco Wheat Ale 5.8%
  • Devils’ Den IPA 7.0%
  • Hell’s Holler Porter 7.2%
  • ​Moon Over Blue Ridge – 5.5%
  • Grasshoppa IMP IPA – 8.0%
  • Scentsation Double IPA – 8%
  • Cyclone Larry IPA -6%
  • ​Tootla Creek Blonde Ale – 4.0%

EVENTS

HOURS (subject to change – call in advance)

  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 12pm- 6pm
  • Thursday – Saturday 12pm- 8pm
  • Sunday 12:30pm- 5pm

CONTACT and VISIT

Hiawassee Brew (Hiawasee)

Local brewery and taco truck, Hiawassee Brew is a full service brewhouse and restaurant in Hiawasee, GA. All craft beers are made in house. In addition to the house brews, there are rotating guest taps from other local breweries, plus a variety of wines from Crane Creek and Hightower Creek Vineyards!

Hiawassee Brew in the Georgia Mountains
Hiawassee Brew in the Georgia Mountains

Games are available on site and kids are welcome.

EVENTS

HOURS (subject to change – call in advance)

  • Wednesday – Friday 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

CONTACT and VISIT

Tantrum Brewing Company (Cleveland)

Tantrum Brewing Company is Georgia’s first production “Agritourism” brewery and located in Cleveland, GA. Hops grown on site are used to make the specialty and limited release brews. Free tours may be available, depending on production schedule. Dog and family friendly. Events include concerts and axe throwing (check Facebook page for calendar).

Tantrum Brewing Company in Georgia Mountains
Tantrum Brewing Company in Georgia Mountains

Food trucks are available on weekends and select night, but when they are not parked outside, you are welcome to bring in your own food or have local food delivered to the brewery. Picnic tables and a large lawn provide space for frisbee, a game of catch, corn hole, or other games that are available for your enjoyment.

EVENTS

HOURS (subject to change – call in advance)

  • Wednesday 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sun 1:00pm – 7:00pm

CONTACT and VISIT

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