Red Brick Hoplanta – A Perfect Summer IPA

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

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

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 […]

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Atlanta – A Fuzzy Recap

It’s taken a full week, but I’ve finally drifted back to reality after experiencing what can only be described as heaven on earth, the Holy Grail of all Southern goodness – the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (BBB).  The festival made its way to Atlanta for the first time ever and, with breath that still […]

Where to Fill Your Growler in Metro Atlanta

Growlers are the hot new thing in the craft beer industry right now.  Folks love to get a 64 oz jug of quality craft beers on tap to go.  Depending on the beer, you are paying anywhere from $8 to $12 to fill your jar.  Typically, it’s a great deal for quality craft beer. The […]

Spring Time Is Perfect for a SweetWater Brewery Visit

SweetWater Brewing Company just celebrated their 15th anniversary, and they are due some thanks for sparking the craft brewing business to Georgia.  If you live in Georgia, you can’t go to a restaurant these days without running into a SweetWater brew on the beer list.  There’s good reason for this fact; it’s damn good beer.  […]

Atlanta Beer Festivals Spring 2012

One of the best things about the weather warming up in the south is that it’s festival season.  Some of the best festivals revolve around refreshing adult beverages.  The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival kicked things off in Atlanta, and now its time to welcome the next few festivals.  Here are four beer festivals around […]

2nd Annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival

It’s great to see the world of craft beer exploding in the South.  Metro Atlanta, in particular, has been falling in love with the art of craft beer.  Look at all of the amazing new breweries and festivals popping up.  The rest of the South hasn’t been immune to all of the buzz around the […]