Spring Beer Festivals You Can’t Miss


After multiple winter storms, gloomy days, and a lack of outdoor eating, everyone in Atlanta has got the itch to jump head first into Spring. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take my lungs full of pollen any day over the winter blues. Let’s toast to the 2014 Spring season with beer festivals galore. […]

Well Done S. Carolina – IPA by Westbrook Brewing Co

Westbrook IPA

I visited Ale Yeah! Roswell* on this rainy Sunday with the intent of grabbing a 4-pack of a Colorado brewing company that I’ve become quite fond of over the years. They have a canned beer section in the shop which I enjoy checking out to see who is going to make it to the lake […]

Party in a Box: Available at Costco


When planning a party or tailgate to watch the big football game, there are a few essential items you MUST have on hand – finger foods, a good TV, and of course, beer. There are few things that go better with football than beer.  Most people (including myself) usually resort to buying a big 30 […]

O’Dempsey’s Inukshuk IPA

O'Dempsey's Inukshuk IPA - Atlanta, GA

For the past few years, I have had the worst of luck at making my way to an O’Dempsey’s tasting. The last time I missed them was at the Great Atlanta Beer Festival, which I had unfortunately had to skip out on due to last minute travelling plans. Finally, I found a 6 pack of […]

Moondog Growlers – 2 Flights and 1 Jug Later


This past weekend, I had the pleasure to sort of stumble upon Moondog Growlers in Dunwoody. The growler shop isn’t in the most obvious storefront in the area. As someone who grew up there, I think of it as more of a cut through from Chamblee-Dunwoody road to Mount Vernon Highway. Their location, however, doesn’t […]

Red Brick Hoplanta – A Perfect Summer IPA

red brick brewing company - Hoplanta

On a hot summer day, I typically prefer a lighter bodied beer, with a touch of citrus.  Something like a Wheat Beer or a Pale Ale would usually make its way into my tailgate cooler.  That is… until I picked up a six pack of Red Brick Brewing Company’s Hoplanta.  The Hoplanta is a solid […]

Summer 2012 Beer Festivals in Atlanta

Summer 2012 Beer Fest in Atlanta, GA

Spring is flying by pretty quickly, and our friends at local breweries around the South are already getting us worked up about summer beer festivals in Atlanta.  As you have most likely caught on, we at The Trot Line love our food and drink.  Over the past few years, we have been able to witness […]

Southern Brews: Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale

Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale

Lately, craft beer has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts, and southern breweries have been leading the charge. One brewery sets the bar in terms of creativity – Lazy Magnolia of Kiln, MS. Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi’s first and only brewery. It has an impressive lineup, but its crown jewel, and my personal favorite, is […]

Red Hare Rabbit’s Reserve #2: Imperial Red IPA


It’s always exciting to see craft breweries jumping in head first and experimenting with new beers.  One of Atlanta‘s newest breweries, Red Hare Brewing Co, has already made a name for themselves with a solid fleet of flagship brews and their cask experiments (which you can usually find on weekend brewery tours.)  These guys aren’t […]