This Week on Beer Guys Radio

Georgia Beer

We’re talking with the Marietta, GA’s Ironmonger Brewing!  Owner David Sheets and Head Brewer Barron Slüder joined us in the studio this week to talk about their brewery.  Barron recently joined the team after his departure from Kennesaw’s Dry County Brewing Company and is excited to be a part of the team.  We sample a lot of their beers as we talk about how they got started, the Marietta beer scene, their upcoming concert venue, and what the passage of Sb 85 would mean for their business.  David also owns Naughty Soda which is connected to Ironmonger so if you want some hard sodas and beer they’ve got one stop shopping.

Next week we’re talking with Gulf Shores, AL’s Big Beach Brewing.  Big Beach is one of the new kids on the block but they’ve been making waves in Alabama.  Winner in three separate categories in our Best of Alabama Beer 2016 poll, they’re obviously doing something right.

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SB 85 UPDATE: SB 85 passed the House Regulated Industries Committee unanimously and is currently on the general calendar to be called up for a vote.  There’s no set timeline when that might happen.  There was a substitute bill adding language for distilleries to SB 85 to allow up to 500 barrels per year direct sales and a limit of 3 bottles per day per person to go.  For more info see our full coverage of SB 85 here.

Ironmonger Brewing
Ironmonger Brewing is serving up classic styles at their brewery in Marietta. (Photo: Ironmonger Brewing)

GEORGIA BEER EVENTS

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

Friday | February 17th

Saturday | February 18th

Sunday | February 19th

Wednesday | February 22nd

Thursday | February 23rd

PLAN AHEAD!

Next Friday Wild Leap Brewing Co. launches in LaGrange, on Saturday Venkman’s is hosting a Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil and Nuit Belge comes to Atlanta.  Hold it together so you’re good to go on Sunday for the Second Self Manic Pixie Dream Beer launch.

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BEER RELEASES

Georgia Craft Beer

  • Arches Mystik Bock | Bock (Brewery release on 02/18)
  • Burnt Hickory Statesboro Blues 2017 | Blueberry Coffee Stout (Draft now, bottles by the weekend.)
  • Cherry Street Chief Sawnee’s Stash | Imperial Porter with coconut, chocolate, and sweet cherries (Bottle release today (02/17) at Noon at Cherry Street.)
  • Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso | Berliner with tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry (Hitting retail and moving quickly)
  • SweetWater 20th Anniversary | Brett IPA
  • Terrapin Walking Dead | Blood Orange IPA (Drink This Beer feature with Spike Buckowski)

Future / Planned Georgia Releases

  • Coastal Empire Blood Orange Citrus Breeze | Ale brewed with blood oranges
  • Coastal Empire Grapefruit Citrus Breeze | Ale brewed with grapefruit
  • Coastal Empire CBP Irish Red Ale | Irish Red Ale
  • Fannin Blue Ridge | Helles Lager
  • Fannin Brewing Chief Whitepath cans | White IPA with lemongrass and lime leaves (Hitting shelves 03/01)
  • Pontoon Galaxy Drifter | West Coast IPA
  • Red Brick Zest in Show | Saison with citrus peel
  • SweetWater Cool Breeze | Cucumber Saison

Non-Georgia Craft Beer

  • The Bruery White Chocolate | Wheat Wine aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs and vanilla beans
  • The Bruery Terreux Frederick H. | Berliner Weisse aged in oak foeders
  • The Bruery Terreux Frucht Boysenberry | Berliner Weisse aged in oak foeders with boysenberry
  • Devil’s Backbone Eight Point IPA | IPA
  • Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager | Vienna Lager
  • Foothills Sexual Chocolate | Imperial Stout
  • Founder’s Curmudgeon | Oak aged Old Ale with molasses
  • Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown Ale | Strong Ale
  • Paradox Skully Barrel #35 Saladitos Salted Plum | White wine barrel aged Golden Ale with dried salted plums
  • Paradox Skully Barrel #41 Blood Rooted | Barrel agd Golden Ale with ginger and blood oranges
  • Paradox Skully Barrel #46 Osa Frambuesa | Barrel aged sour Brown Ale with red raspberries
  • Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s | IIPA

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