Happy Birthday Dry County Brewing Co. & Glover Park Brewery

And welcome to West End Wild Heaven

September 6, 2019
Atlanta Craft Beer



If you have kids it’s always birthday party season, or at least it seems that way. It’s rarer, though, that adults make a big deal out of aging into a new year.

That said, I’m about to share some kick-butt, adult-style birthday celebrations this weekend. Because breweries love getting older.

Let’s start from youngest to oldest:

While we’ve been enjoying Wild Heaven beer for some time, their new West End brewery just recently opened its doors. Starting Saturday, Wild Heaven is celebrating its Grand Opening Weekend. You can find the details on their Instagram, but I’ll share some highlights:

  • Beermosa Hour starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Ribbon Cutting at 11 a.m.
  • There will be a surprise beer tapping at 1 p.m. and then another at 3 p.m.

Glover Park Brewery in Marietta turns 1 on Friday. They’ll party with live music and food trucks.

Dry County Brewing Company in Kennesaw turns 3 on Friday. Starting at 4 p.m. you’ll be able to enjoy a food truck, live music and at least 19 different brews. The action will be going on all weekend:

  • Pregame Party: Friday 4p-12a
  • Anniversary Party: Saturday 2p-12a (1p for VIP ticket holders)
  • Hangover Edition: Sunday 11a-9p

Can’t get to any of these celebrations? No worries, here are a few other new brews to find and enjoy this weekend.

  1. If you head over to The Porter Bar on Euclid on Saturday you can help them celebrate their 11th anniversary. They released a beer list on their Facebook page, but you can also try a collaboration barleywine from Little Cottage Brewery and Good Word Brewing.
  2. Midnight Snack is available only at the Three Taverns brewery in Decatur. It’s a chocolate, cherry and hazelnut imperial coffee milk stout.
  3. The folks at Six Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek have been busy. They’ve released three brews this week: Chocolate Cherry Sundae, an imperial stout with organic cocoa nibs, Tahitian vanilla and tart cherry; Birds Ryes Together, a rye IPA; and Suspension Chapter 1, a New England IPA with notes of melon, lime, apricot and mango.
  4. While drinking a porter year round is kind of frowned upon like wearing white after Labor Day (I break this rule all the time… the porter rule, not wearing white), it’s getting to be that time of year where porters come back into the forefront. Sceptre Brewing Arts in Decatur announced their Barkenstone Porter, and it looks delightful.
  5. Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs is releasing three new brews this week. On Thursday it’s a Double IPA called Hazenado, which is a collaboration with Sprayberry Bottle Shop; and a milk stout called Fluffier Otter. It has subtle notes of marshmallow and peanut butter. On Saturday comes Snozzberries Crumble, a Berliner Weisse with 1,000 pounds of fresh blackberries and cherries made with black currant puree, vanilla, cinnamon and milk sugar.