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Top Georgia Beer Festivals

From Atlanta and Athens to Macon and Savannah, sample Georgia's craft beer scene at these festivals throughout the year.

Georgia is home to numerous beer festivals throughout the year. Which ones are the best? The festivals on this list pay particular attention to Georgia-crafted brews, feature their own special flair to make their event unique, and represent some of the best festivals in their regions.

Suwanee Beer Fest

Suwanee Beer Fest, March

Take your pick from more than 350 craft beers at this annual event in Suwanee Town Center Park. Vote for your favorite Georgia-brewed beer to help determine the winner of the Georgia Brew Battle. In between sips, enjoy fun and games, such as Giant Jenga, Peach State Cornhole, Giant Beer Pong, axe throwing and more; live entertainment and vendor booths; as well as the VIP Experience, featuring exclusive beer pours, catering by Marlow's Tavern, and a private tent and restrooms for VIP ticket holders. 

While in Suwanee, stop into Still Fire Brewing and Monkey Wrench Brewing to taste their locally brewed beers.

Oktoberfest, Helen's biggest celebration, kicks off in September and runs through October, featuring German music, food and drinks. - GDECD Photography

Oktoberfest in Helen, September through October

Why relegate the celebration of beer to one or two days? Alpine Helen kicks it up a notch with their annual Oktoberfest celebration. You'll find beer on tap, polka on the dance floor and plenty of bratwurst. Admission is $10 Monday-Thursday, $12 on Friday and Saturday, free on Sundays.

While in Helen, stop in to Hofer's to enjoy a beer and the Wiener Schnitzel.

Savannah River Street

Oktoberfest in Savannah, October

Savannah's Plant Riverside District plays home to all things brew-tiful during the annual riverfront celebration. The event promises free live music as well as keg bowling, bratwurst eating contests and stein holding competitions. Oktoberfest in Savannah is free to attend.

While in Savannah, visit veteran-owned Service Brewing Co. and Southbound Brewing Company.

Macon Beer Fest, Facebook

Macon Beer Fest, October

Macon Beer Fest, which usually sells out, is a Pints for Prostates event, supporting prostate cancer education and the need for screening. General admission tickets are $40 per person, and VIP tickets are $85 per person.

Uptown Beer & Wine Festival in Columbus, Georgia

Uptown Beer & Wine Festival in Columbus, October

The annual Uptown Beer & Wine Festival features local and regionally brewed beer. Columbus plays host to the event, which is situated in the historic courtyard in front of The Tap on Broadway.

While in Columbus, go to The Black Cow for a craft beer and the Bacon Pimento Cheeseburger. Then, venture a little farther south for a brewery tour at Omaha Brewing Company.

Atlanta Beer Festivals

Atlanta Beer Festivals organizes a number of (you guessed it) beer festivals throughout the metro Atlanta region during the year, including Acworth Beer & Wine Festival in November.

While in the Atlanta area, you have quite a few options for breweries to visit, including Sweetwater Brewing Company, Wild Heaven Craft Beers and Jekyll Brewing Company.

Published: July 2021
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