This Week on Beer Guys Radio

Georgia Beer

We’re comparing apples to apples with Mercier Orchards!  Tony Jones and Ian Flom join us in the studio to talk all things cider.  They share the history of cider in America and in North Georgia, info on their farm and all their ciders and wine (more than just apple), what a visit to their farm and tasting room entails, and the differences in brewing beer, wine, and cider.  We also talk with Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild about the Beer Bill, SB85 and Matt Leff joins us to share some info on Nuit Belge.

Next week we’re talking with Twain’s Brewpub!  New Head Brewer Mike Castagno will join us in the studio to talk about what’s changed since he’s taking on brewing, as well as what hasn’t.  We’ll get a bit geeky with him about brewing and he’ll share what we might see out of the brewpub in the future.

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SB85 passed the Georgia Senate 49-2!  The bill has to go to the House next, to keep up to date with the progress you can watch this post on our website.

Mercier Orchards cider
The gang’s all here.  Mercier Orchards offers a variety of apple ciders and other fruit ciders, too. (Courtesy Mercier Orchards)


Check out our Beer Events Calendar for a full list of what’s happening across Georgia and Alabama.

Saturday | February 4th

Sunday | February 5th | Super Bowl LI – RISE UP!

Tuesday | February 7th

Wednesday | February 8th

Thursday | February 9th

Friday | February 10th


On Saturday Gate City’s anniversary party continues, 5 Seasons Westside releases 5 different bottles, Red Hare launches Ain’t That a Peach, and Orpheus hosts a concert with Chamber Cartel.


Georgia Craft Beer

  • Monday Night Tears of My Enemies | Scotch barrel-aged Milk Stout (Tasting room 02/07, in market ~02/13)
  • Second Self ATaLe | Pale Ale (Tasting room on 02/05)
  • Three Taverns DBA Helm’s Deep | Imperial Stout aged in bourbon and sherry barrels
  • Three Taverns Theophan the Recluse (4 pks) | Russian Imperial Stout

Future / Planned Georgia Releases

  • 5 Seasons North Quinte55ence | Belgian Quintuple (5 different barrel-aged varieties releasing 02/11)
  • Abbey of the Holy Goats Chevre Noir | Black Saison
  • Red Hare Ain’t That a Peach | Peach Berliner Weisse (Releasing 02/11)
  • Southern Brewing Co. Devil’s Hopyard | IPA
  • Southern Brewing Co. Maui IPA | IPA

Non-Georgia Craft Beer

  • Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Coffee Oatmeal Stout
  • Good People IPA | IPA
  • Good People Pale Ale | Porter (I lied, it’s a Pale Ale.)
  • Smuttynose Cherry Short Weisse | Berliner Weisse with cherry
  • Stillwater / Birra Toccalmatto Toats Gone Wild | Oat Malt Saison with Brett
  • Uinta Rise & Pine | Hoppy Dark Ale
  • Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout | Coffee bourbon barrel Stout