If you've ever rejoiced in the act of transporting fresh-off-the-taps draft beer to your own living room, you have these guys to thank.If you've ever rejoiced in the act of transporting fresh-off-the-taps draft beer to your own living room, you have these guys to thank. Many moons ago (back in 2010), a brave little beer shop in Athens singlehandedly dragged the state of Georgia into the 21st century and helped us win our inalienable rights to fresh draft beer. Armed with a love for craft beer, an undaunted sense of optimism and a handy little plastic seal that made the sale of filled growlers perfectly legal, the three gents behind The Beer Growler gave Georgia our very first growler shop. And all the beer lovers in Atlanta lived hoppily ever after.
A couple years later, the handy beer jugs with the fun-to-say monikers are the vessel of choice for local beer connoisseurs who want to sip on some suds they might not normally be able to find in bottles at their local store. And thanks to the 40something taps at the ready on The Beer Growler's wall o' brews, you're pretty likely to find a new favorite craft beer (or cider, or soda) with each visit. From locals like Wild Heaven and newcomer Blue Tarp to Belgian imports like St. Bernardus, the always-rotating taps always have a brew and style for just about any beer lover. And if you're wary of navigating all those choices, fear not: the beer-lovers behind the counter are regularly quizzed by the folks in charge to make sure their skills are top-notch. (But really, in a place like this, is there really such a thing as a wrong choice?)
Mon. - Thurs., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun., 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.