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Jonathan Henderson
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Username: Henderson1966

Post Number: 177
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just got a job in the northern metro Atlanta and will be relocating to that area. I'm just wondering what the brewing situation is in that area. Will be moving in July. Thanks,
Jonathan Henderson
 

James
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Username: Jamesnish

Post Number: 11
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome neighbor! I live in midtown Atlanta but you're in luck, most Atlanta homebrew supply stores are in northern Atlanta. Here's a couple:

Home Brewing Supplies
535-D Indian Trail Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
www.homebrewingsupplies.org

Wine Craft
5920 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30328
in Parkside Shops
404-252-5606

Beer Necessities
9850 Nesbit Ferry Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
http://www.beernecessities.com/


Home Brewing Supplies has a pretty good selection. Wine Craft doesn't have much in the way of beer except for the basics. Never been to Beer Necessities but I've heard they're pretty decent. Hope the move goes well!
 

stephen weiss
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Username: Emeroid

Post Number: 30
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have a nice brew club coverthops.com
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1615
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 03:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know Roger over in Lilburn but haven't been in his store since he moved to Indian Trail. Not over that way much anymore.

Bob @ Beer Necessities is a good friend and knowlegable brewer. The store is small but he has a seperate storeroom so the selection is pretty good. Also he'll order anything you want and gets deliveries on Thursday and Friday so that works well for weekend brewing.

If you're outside the perimeter then we have a brew club in the Alpharetta/Cumming area. Doing Big Brew in a couple of weeks, then the Brewmasters Open the next weekend. Our June meeting is our 5 year anniversery of the club.

Get in touch once you're settled in. Too bad you're moving here during the hottest month. Have plenty of beer handy while you're unloading.
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 363
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 06:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I live in the Lawrenceville area and "Home Brewing Supplies" on the Lilburn end of Indian Trail is my LHBS. Their phone number is 770 638 8383. Roger and Jeanine have a well stocked and organized store and will special order anything you may need that isn't in stock, closed on Mondays and some holidays.
I have been in the "Beer Necessities"
one time and talked with Bob, but the location doesn't work for me. (you'll notice our traffic is...well, pretty bad and we have some very inconsiderate drivers)
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1617
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 08:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(you'll notice our traffic is...well, pretty bad and we have some very inconsiderate drivers)

That's sooo understated. I'm so glad I only live 7 mi. from work and don't have to get on any Interstate type hwys. One of the reasons I used to order all my supplies. I like to support the lhbs when I can though. One nice thing about brewing supplies in ATL is that Crosby and Baker have an operation here and you can get special stuff from them (via the lhbs) quickly.
 

Jonathan Henderson
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Username: Henderson1966

Post Number: 178
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks guys,
looks like my place of work will only be a few exits away from the exit for beer necessities on 400. Here in Florida I have to go about 45 minutes to get to my LHBS so I see these locations as a real plus.

My job interview was in Cumming and I noticed a place called Buckhead Brewery off exit 14 (I think). Is this place any good? Around Orlando we have a chain called Hops and its not really anything spectacular.

Looking foward to the move (and my new neighbors!)
Jonathan Henderson
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 364
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 02:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, I worked on Abernathy Road off GA 400, you're going to like the light traffic on 400 during rush hour..snigger snigger hehehe.
There was a "My Brew Haven" located in Cumming back a few years ago, don't know if it's still there.
You'll be close to Lake Lanier if you work near Cumming, crowded, but large and beautiful with trout fishing on it's trail water. Welcome to the Greater Metro Area, you'll like it here.
Oh yeah, we had/have the Hops chain here, I wasn't impressed either.
 

tobias magan
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Username: Magan

Post Number: 65
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow. Once more, somebody else asks my question for me. I'm moving to Atlanta in July. I'll be stationed at Ft Gillem, and probably living in Henry County or somewhere down south like that.

Any LHBS on the south side? What about brewpubs or local breweries?

Tobias
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 2950
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The cultural demographics of Atlanta place most of the homebrewing activity north of the city. I'm not aware of anything to the south. Do you locals know of anything?
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 365
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here'a a partial list, there are others not shown in the "Brewery Supply" listing.


Aardvark Brewing supplies
103 Rainbow Way
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Owner: Terry Strom
Phone: 1-770-719-4644
Order: 1-888-719-4645
Fax: 1-770-179-4644
Email: brewmaster@aardvarkbrewing.com (Aardvark Brewing supplies)
Hours: T-F 11:00 - 18:00; Sa 10:00 - 17:00
Business Type: Mail Order;

The Beer Necessities
Old Alabama Rd.
Alpharetta, GA
Last updated on: 5/31/1996

Brewing Buddies
3204 TreeTerrace Pkwy.
Austell, GA 30001
Owner: Jonathan C. Jenkins; Nicholas J. Sasso
Phone: 770-819-6770
Fax: 770-819-6770
Email: diceman@mindspring.com (Brewing Buddies)
Hours: M-Su 08:00-22:00
Business Type: Mail Order
Specialty: Beer; Mead


Crosby & Baker, Ltd.
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 800-666-2440
Other: Wholesale home brewing supplies.
Last updated on: 2/10/1997

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The Home Brewer's Corner
223-C Greenville Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Owner: Ron Seals
Phone: 770-253-5259
Fax: 770-304-9142
Hours: T, Th, F 14:00 - 18:00; Sa 10:00 - 16:00
Business Type: Retail Store; Mail Order;
Specialty: Beer; Wine;
Supplies: Beer Kits; Wine Kits; Barley Grains;

Homebrew Supply of Georgia
8665 Hope Mews Ct.
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-518-8220 (press 2 for home brew supplies)
Business Type: Mail Order
Last updated on: 2/10/1997

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JUST BREW IT!
103 Rainbow Way
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Owner: Terry Strom
Phone: 1-770-719-0222
Order: 1-770-719-0222
Fax: 1-770-719-4644
Business Type: Retail Store;
Specialty: Beer; Wine; Cider; Mead; Soda;
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Marietta Homebrew Supply
1355 Roswell Rd.
Town & Country Plaza
Marietta, GA 30075
Owner: Dennis Davis
Phone: 770-509-1419
Order: 888-571-5055
Email: marietta.brew@juno.com (Marietta Homebrew Supply)
Business Type: Retail Store; Mail Order

Midtown Brewers Supply
1033 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-607-7980
Hours: M-F 11:00-18:00; Sa 08:30-17:00
Last updated on: 2/10/1997

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My Brew Heaven® #1
1500 Browns Bridge Rd.
'Towne Center Shopping Plaza'
Gainesville, GA 30501
Owner: Craig Cook
Phone: 770-534-5517
Fax: 770-534-1876
Email: craig@mybrewheaven.com (Craig Cook)
Hours: M-Sa 10:00-18:00
Business Type: Retail Store; Mail Order
Specialty: Beer; Wine; Cider; Mead; Soda;

My Brew Heaven® #3 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
(I tried to call this one and the phone has been disconnected, guess it's gone)
101 Meadow Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040
Owner: Debbie Bullard & Richard Darnell
Phone: 770-889-8486
Email: brewbeer@bellsouth.net (Craig Cook)
Hours: M-Sa 11:00-19:00
Other: Sister store to My Brew Heaven®, Gainsville, GA.
Last updated on: 10/11/1997

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My Brew Heaven® #4
Blackwell Square Center
3386 Canton Rd. N.E.
Marietta, GA 30066
Owner: Jacque & Hugh Bentley, Managers
Phone: 770-426-8664
Email: brewbeer@bellsouth.net (Jacque Bentley)
Other: Sister store to My Brew Heaven®, Gainsville, GA.
Last updated on: 2/20/1997

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Wine Craft 'Fabulous Wines for a Fraction of The Cost
9425 Hwy. 92, Suite 154
Woodstock Commons Shopping Center
Woodstock, GA 30188
Owner: Ron Poarch/Debra Turner
Phone: 678-445-0001
Fax: 678-445-0002
Email: rpoarch@bpsresource.com (Wine Craft 'Fabulous Wines for a Fraction of The Cost)
Hours: M,W,F 11:00-6:00; T,Th 11:00-8:00; S 9:00-5:00
Business Type: Retail Store; Brew On Premises;
Specialty: Wine; Cider;
 

Patrick C.
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Username: Patrickc

Post Number: 324
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 02:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just Brew It in Fayetteville is on the south side. It's where I got my starter kit, but I haven't been there in years. Aardvark Brewing is their web store (notice same street address), and it's still up so I assume they are still open.
I'm on the west side, and have plenty of grain if you need some.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1619
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 03:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My Brew Heaven in Cumming and Marrietta Homebrew are both closed. Not sure about some of the others.

Tobias, there's a Buckhead Brewery in Stockbridge and Geoff knows Gary the brewer there. He can probably give you some more info but he's in TX right now.

Jonathan, I'm in Cumming and the Buckhead Brewery is OK. I liked it better when the corp. types gave the brewers more free reign. Now they can only have one "brewers choice" on tap and the rest have to be Gary's corporate recipes. Not bad mind you. There's also a Summits Wayside Tavern on the other side of 400 with about 200 beers on tap Quite good but it can also be quite expensive when you get into the Belgians.

Have you found a place to live? As Connie mentioned, living close to where you work is good vs. having to sit on 400 every day. I know the area pretty well if you have questions. Also have friends in the mortgage and real estate business if you need help there. My email addy is in my profile if you want to talk off forum.
 

tobias magan
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Username: Magan

Post Number: 69
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many thanks, guys.

I'm coming from Beer Hell (a dry county in Kentucky) and the mutiple breweries and multiple home brew shops look really promising. See you in July.

Tobias
 

Geoff Buschur
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Username: Avmech

Post Number: 753
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Tobias, there's a Buckhead Brewery in Stockbridge and Geoff knows Gary the brewer there. He can probably give you some more info but he's in TX right now."

Buckhead brewery is a pretty good brewpub. I love their beer and Gary is not afraid of hops. My only complaint, and Gary will kill me for saying this in a public forum, is that I ALWAYS get a headache if I drink more than 2 beers. I have no idea what causes this but I suspect it is something in their draft system, since I don’t have the problem when he fills a keg and it is served off another system.

Gary is a very cool guy and fun to party with, but you have to understand that beer is his job and he's getting bored with his job. You will make friends with him much quicker if you can talk about things like guns, computers and loose women. He is more than happy to let you come in and brew with him, in fact he loves it. Be prepared to do everything. You will quickly find out that it is hard work and Gary loves sitting back and letting other people do the physical labor.

Just Brew It has a new owner (Terry Strom moved back to Minnesota (I used to work with her husband and still work with her cousin)). From what I hear the new owner is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I also hear that he is starting to build up his AG supply which in the past was lacking. If you do not like JBI I highly suggest going to Beer Necessities in Alpharetta. It is a bit of a drive, but Bob is very good about cutting good deals if he knows you are going out of your way to support his business.