This Week in Georgia Beer

This Week on Beer Guys Radio

This week… Variant Brewing. We sit down with Matt and Lauren Curling in their Roswell taproom to talk about what brought them to open a brewery, what’s coming up in the future, barrel-aging beers, and wall treatments and drapery choices.

Next Week… Pretoria Fields Collective.  We’re hitting the road and visiting some breweries in South Georgia.  While there we’ll chat with Pretoria Fields Collective in Albany and get the story behind Georgia’s first farm brewery.

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Variant Brewing
We had a great time chatting with Matt and Lauren Curling (2nd & 3rd from right) from Variant Brewing and their amazing Roswell tap room.  If you haven’t been yet you need to check them out.


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

Friday | February 9th

Saturday | February 10th

Tuesday | February 13th

Wednesday | February 14th | Valentine’s Day <3

Thursday | February 15th

Next Weekend…

Arches Brewing hosts their first annual pig roast, Reformation releases BA Pinot Cadence, Monday Night holds a Prom, SweetWater turns 21, and Southern Sky celebrates singles awareness.

SweetWater 21
SweetWater is legal, and they’re throwing a party to celebrate!  Music and beer at the brewery all day long on Feb. 17th. (Photo: SweetWater Brewery)


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

Georgia Craft Beer

  • 5 Seasons Bourbon Beer | 7-year-old Ale aged in five different bourbon barrels
  • 5 Seasons The Answer 5-year old vintage bottles | Whiskey barrel-aged Belgian “Quintuple”
  • Orpheus Maenads | Tripel
  • Orpheus Sykophantes Blanc cans | Golden Fig Sour
  • Orpheus Truth.Body.Soul. draft/cans | DIPA
  • Southern Brewing Co. Mr. Winters | Imperial Chocolate Orange Stout
  • SweetWater Woodlands Cambium (distro) | American Wild Ale
  • Variant Milkshake Street | West Coast IPA with vanilla and lactose
  • Wild Heaven Blackrose | Brett Beer with blackberries and rosemary

Future/Planned Releases

  • Monday Night Brewing Tears of My Enemies Bourbon Barrel Vintage 1 | Imperial Milk Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla added (Tentative release 03/24)
  • Monday Night Brewing Tears of My Enemies Scotch Barrel Vintage 2 | Imperial Milk Stout aged in Scotch barrels with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla added (Tentative release 03/24)
  • SweetWater Hatchery Series #6 | Golden Summer Ale
  • SweetWater Tropical Love | Berliner Weisse with mango, passion fruit, and guava

Non-Local Craft Beer Releases

  • 21st Amendment Baby Horse | Quad
  • Alesmith My Bloody Valentine | Red Ale
  • Birds Fly South False Face | Bourbon barrel-aged Sour Stout
  • Blackberry Farm / Cigar City Southern Fellowship | Belgian Pale
  • Catawba King Coconut | Coconut Porter
  • Foothills Sexual Chocolate | Imperial Stout


Variant Brewing
We were so busy drinking and talking that we forgot to snap a pic of the bottle graveyard.  In addition to Variant brews, we enjoyed some Waffle Talk and Mood Ring from Nashville’s Bearded Iris and some Awe Deuce from Gate City Brewing.