Atlanta Beer Tours aims to connect beer enthusiasts with the best craft beer in Atlanta.  Set up your own Private Group Tour or join an Open Tour on the schedule below to get a unique, behind the scenes look at breweries, brewpubs and beer focused restaurants in and around the metro area. Run by Dan Fontaine, a former stand-up comedian and fellow award-winning homebrewer Aaron Rolka, Atlanta Beer Tours promises good times and great beer.

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Taproom Coffee - Pouring Now!

Taproom Coffee is a specialty coffee and craft beer bar located in the historic Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. I helped them put together their beer list, which just looks killer, and they’ll be pouring for the first time today, May 17! It was a blast getting to work with Jonathan Pascual and this is definitely the beginning of a great partnership between Taproom and Atlanta Beer Tours. Stay tuned for more on that @ATLbeertours or @taproomcoffee and when you get some time, swing by for a beer or a coffee and check out that Beerspresso Machine! It’s an amazing spot.

1963 Hosea L Williams Drive Suite R106




Taproom Opening Draft List

Allagash Curieux

Dogfish Head Sah-Tea

DV Duchesse de Bourgogne

Evil Twin Yellow Cab Lager

GD Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Three Taverns Night in Brussels

WI Gouden Carolus Easter

Ommegang Witte

Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale

Terrapin Recreation Ale

St Feuillen Saison

Wild Heaven Eschaton Quadrupel



Special Tour - April 26th - Burnt Hickory 2nd Anniversary

This one should be extra special as our first stop will be in Kennesaw at the Burnt Hickory Brewery 2nd Anniversary shindig!  These guys ALWAYS bust out special one-off beers for their normal tour days, but this list is just insane:

1. Ezekiel's Wheel Pale Ale. 6.5%
2. Cannon Dragger IPA 8.5%
3. Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout 9% ABV
4. The Fighting Bishop Green Peppercorn Trippel 9.5%
5. The Didjit's Blood Orange IPA 7%
6. Meat Puppets "Lake of Fire" Imperial Red Rye 12.5%
7. KILLDOZER bourbon barrel aged Barleywine 13%
8. Moon Station Bitter "MSB" 4.7%
1.Bloody Bishop Cranberry Trippel
2.Wrong em Boyo Coffee IPA
3.Spanish Bombs Habenero IPA
4.Charred Walls of the Damned Rum Barrel aged.
5.Killboy Powerhead Orange creamsicle IPA
6.Life and How to Live it. REM tribute Lingonberry ZEKE
7.Freak Flag Apricot Brett Saison
8.Sour Von Sour Flanders Red Ale.
And the perks for our tour will be unmatched:  
  • Early arrival and private tasting at Burnt Hickory, exclusive to ABT!
  • Extended time at Burnt Hickory to taste as many of the offerings as possible.
  • Other stops will remain the same, no rushing through!
  • Laughs and memories


We'll have an earlier start time than normal.  Full details will come out to ticket holders a couple of days before the tour but plan on a 10:45am meet time at Olde Blind Dog.

After Burnt Hickory, we'll hit Red Hare for more great beer and wrap up at Olde Blind Dog.  This tour is so spectacular, we're expanding our time spent at Burnt Hickory to ensure you get the full experience.

Don't forget that our new exclusive Uber code comes along with any tour ticket purchase.  Details will be given in the day before email that goes out.  It's good for up to $40 off if your first Uber ride.  Never used Uber before?  Then enjoy a ride on us!

Puppies and Kittens,

Dan and Aaron



(The list at Burnt Hickory is subject to change and specials are limited to ONE KEG only.)




We hope you're all having a great holiday season. We sure are! With family coming into town and great trips planned, we're just about as busy as you are (we don't have kids, so...) :]

But the great news is that 2014 is going to be a monumental year for ABT! There are great things planned and even more amazing things in the works. Yes we're being coy on purpose... but we promise, it's a game changer.

Point is, new dates will be posted in mid-January so thank you for visiting, shoot us and email with any questions or requests for private events. And if you already bought a gift certificate, you rock.

If you get a wild hair, follow us on Twitskies and the good ol' FB.

Love and presents,

Dan and Aaron


BEER REVIEW: Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt

8.5%, 22oz bottle, Scotch Ale aged on bourbon barrels.

Really nice beer. Wish I had a regular Drafty Kilt for a side by side. Nice light brown head with, beer color is a dark brown with slight orange edges. Big time bourbon and wood on the nose that covers a bit of the smoke and malt you'd get from a Drafty Kilt... and I like it. Some dried, dark fruit too, dates maybe. Smooth and soft on the mouth with a bit of sweetness. Wood and booze are more prominent toward the back. Balanced finish with a tad of burnt toffee and spice that hangs around for a bit. 

My rating is a "hell yes, go get one".


Top 25 Craft Breweries - Part 2

20.  Sierra Nevada   -  One of the granddaddies of the modern craft brewery, SN is all about easy to find west coast style beer.  The flagship pale ale, Torpedo IPA, Ruthless Rye IPA, and winter seasonal Celebration IPA all rate high on the list of any hophead.  Want something different?  Try the Ovila series of Belgian styles.  
19.  Finch's Beer Co.  -  This Chicago brewer brings us excellent selections in the Cutthroat Pale Ale, Threadless IPA, and Fascist Pig imperial red ale.  All in rad 16 ounce tallboy cans!
18.  Left Hand Brewing Co  -  The second Colorado brewery on the list, Left Hand makes the best milk stout in America.  Hands down.  The Wake Up Dead Stout and Sawtooth ESB are also great.  As is anything with the words "Fade to Black" in the title.
17.  Terrapin Beer Co.    -  While certainly nothing to scoff at, Terrapin's year rounds selections are nothing to get too excited about.  But where they truly shine are seasonals and specialties.  Where to even begin?  A few of these amazing beers include the full Monster Beer Tour line:  Wake 'N Bake coffee imperial stout, Monk's Revenge Belgian IPA, Big Hoppy Monster imperial red, and Hopzilla, one of the best IPAs we've ever had.  Terrapin also scores points due to its creativity and risk-taking.  Ever have a smoked IPA?  Terrapin's put one out there.  How about a peanut butter chocolate porter?  Yep, they've done that too.  And both were great.
16.  Brewery Ommegang  -  This all Belgian style Cooperstown, NY brewery has a genuine passion to bring the great flavors of Belgium to our backyard.  Seek out the Rare Vos amber, Hennepin saison, and Chocolate Indulgence.