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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Monday Night Brewing (Featured)

    Best Brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Orpheus Brewing (Featured)

    Best Local Brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Monday Night Brewing (Featured)

    Best Local Brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Scofflaw Brewing Co. (Featured)

    Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Monday Night Brewing (Featured)

    Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Orpheus Brewing (Featured)

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Orpheus Brewing (Featured)

    Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best local brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best local brewey BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Monday Night Brewing (Featured)

    Best Atlanta brewery BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    5 Seasons
    5600 Roswell Road Suite 21 404-255-5911 http://www.5seasonsbrewing.com The beer selections rotate seasonally at 5 SEASONS, but there's no doubt these guys are brewing the best local beers around. In the past year we've especially enjoyed the Belgian-style beers on tap in Alpharetta, and the Dry Irishmore...
    5600 Roswell Road Suite 21 404-255-5911 http://www.5seasonsbrewing.com The beer selections rotate seasonally at 5 SEASONS, but there's no doubt these guys are brewing the best local beers around. In the past year we've especially enjoyed the Belgian-style beers on tap in Alpharetta, and the Dry Irish Stout served at the Sandy Springs location. If you're into European-style beers, 5 Seasons won't disappoint. less...

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    5 Seasons Brewing Company - North (Permanently Closed)
    The beer selections rotate seasonally at 5 SEASONS, but there’s no doubt these guys are brewing the best local beers around. In the past year we’ve especially enjoyed the Belgian-style beers on tap in Alpharetta, and the Dry Irish Stout served at the Sandy Springs location. If you’remore...
    The beer selections rotate seasonally at 5 SEASONS, but there’s no doubt these guys are brewing the best local beers around. In the past year we’ve especially enjoyed the Belgian-style beers on tap in Alpharetta, and the Dry Irish Stout served at the Sandy Springs location. If you’re into European-style beers, 5 Seasons won’t disappoint. less...

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Numbers Ale
    Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up for a special brew to be served exclusively in Amick’s restaurants. But once we got a taste of NUMBERS ALE, we became converts. The exceptionallymore...

    Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up for a special brew to be served exclusively in Amick’s restaurants. But once we got a taste of NUMBERS ALE, we became converts. The exceptionally food-friendly ale is a warm golden hue and has a satisfying bitter finish. Nothing washes down the sweet and sour calamari at One Midtown Kitchen or Piebar’s pizza better than a tall pint of this stuff.
    Available at Piebar, One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks.

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    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
    TERRAPIN RYE PALE ALE was first introduced in Athens in April 2002 at the Classic City Brew Fest. Later that year, it won an American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Suddenly, everyone wanted a taste of Terrapin. The beer’s distinctive flavor comes from rye added tomore...

    TERRAPIN RYE PALE ALE was first introduced in Athens in April 2002 at the Classic City Brew Fest. Later that year, it won an American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Suddenly, everyone wanted a taste of Terrapin. The beer’s distinctive flavor comes from rye added to the hops and malts in the brewing process. The result is a fruity, refreshing brew. You can’t find Terrapin everywhere — only a handful of Atlanta spots carry it, the Vortex, Meehan’s and Smith’s Olde Bar among them — but it’s worth hunting for.
    www.terrapinbeer.com.

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    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2004
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)
    When it comes to Atlanta's unrelenting humidity and sweltering heat, nothing cools you better than a pint of classic SWEETWATER 420. With a crispness so refreshing that you sigh when it splashes across your tongue, its light (but not lightweight) body smacks you with nutty, hoppy notes and a round, smooth,more...
    When it comes to Atlanta's unrelenting humidity and sweltering heat, nothing cools you better than a pint of classic SWEETWATER 420. With a crispness so refreshing that you sigh when it splashes across your tongue, its light (but not lightweight) body smacks you with nutty, hoppy notes and a round, smooth, slightly malty finish, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. That we can guzzle so much of it and still remain standing is ultimately what endears us to this ubiquitous brew. less...

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2004
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

    Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2003
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Dogwood Decadent X
    Brewer Crawford Moran had no particular style in mind when he dreamed up DOGWOOD DECADENT X featuring 10 different malts and 10 different hops from around the world. The result? The city's best hometown brew, a rich, complex, brown-colored ale with a toasted malt flavor and complex toffee and caramelmore...
    Brewer Crawford Moran had no particular style in mind when he dreamed up DOGWOOD DECADENT X featuring 10 different malts and 10 different hops from around the world. The result? The city's best hometown brew, a rich, complex, brown-colored ale with a toasted malt flavor and complex toffee and caramel notes. Oats give it a smooth texture and the generous hop level counters the sweetness with an earthy bitterness and a clean finish. Each sip brings up different highlights. Available only on draft at 10 local beer-friendly pubs. Seek it out at Twain's, the Gravity Pub, or the Globe in Athens. less...
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