This Week on Beer Guys Radio

Georgia Beer

We’re talking North Alabama Beer History.  Sarah Bélanger joined us in the studio and her co-author Kamara Bowling Davis joined us on the Ale Line to talk Alabama beer history and the release of their book, North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History.  We talk about the importance of alcohol to early settlers, the growth of the Temperance movement and eventual prohibition, as well as the growth and changes in Alabama beer after prohibition was repealed.

Next week we’re talking DIRECT SALES IN GEORGIA!  What a time to be alive.  Finally, direct sales are coming to Georgia’s breweries starting Sept. 1st.  Nancy Palmer, Executive Director of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and Taylor Harper, “The Georgia Craft Beer Lawyer” will join us in the studio to talk about the fight to get to this point and what’s in store for the future.

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North Alabama Beer book
Sarah Bélanger joined us this week to talk about her book, North Alabama Beer – An Intoxicating History and share some awesome Alabama brews.


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

Saturday | August 26th

Sunday | August 27th

  • Orphism #14 | 12:30 – 5:30 PM | Orpheus (Atlanta)
  • Sunday Funday | 12:30 – 10:00 PM | Your Pie Perimeter (Atlanta)

Monday | August 28th

Tuesday | August 29th

Wednesday | August 30th

Thursday | August 31st


I ain’t even talking about anything else… get yourselves ready for the awesome events coming up at Georgia’s breweries.  Buy a taster, buy a pint, buy a case to take home.  Awwww yeahhh….

German Chocolate Helm's Deep
Visitors to Shelton Fest last weekend got a preview of Three Taverns German Chocolate Helm’s Deep.  You’re chance to grab a bottle is coming up at the brewery Sept. 1st. (Photo: Three Taverns Craft Brewery)


Beers marked with a * are from breweries owned by AB Inbev, MillerCoors, or other “Big Beer” corporations.

Georgia Craft Beer

  • Printer’s Ale Mfg. Monoprint Oktoberfest | Oktoberfest
  • Three Taverns Sour Asylum Basileus cans | Sour Ale with basil and cucumber (Brewery-only)

Future/Planned Release

  • Coastal Empire Delta. India. Papa. Alpha. Niner. | DIPA?
  • Coastal Empire Cranberry Pineapple Gose | Tart Ale with cranberry and pineapple
  • Omaha 7.62 | Imperial Brown Ale with toasted coconut

Non-Local Craft Beer Releases

  • Birds Fly South Brand New Eyes | Blended Farmhouse
  • Birds Fly South Rumble Fish | Tropical Farmhouse Ale
  • Birds Fly South Rustic Sunday | Blended Rye Farmhouse
  • Carolina Bauerhaus Feral Barrel Raspberry | Dark Wild Ale with raspberries and cherries
  • Carolina Bauerhaus Kuninglin | Dry Hopped Sour
  • Drie Fonteinen Cuvee Armand & Gaston | Gueuze
  • Drie Fonteinen Kriek | Lambic – Kriek
  • Founders Mosaic Promise | IPA
  • Moody Tongue Black Truffle Pilsner | Pilsner with shaved black truffles


Alabama beer
We got the hook up on some awesome Alabama beer this week.  Thanks to Straight to Ale, Rocket Republic, Blue Pants, and Green Bus for sending these goodies over with Sarah.