Good People Brewing HODO 2016 Homebrew Competition



News from Good People Brewing! Released in their monthly newsletter –

HODO 2016
Registration Now Open

Join us at the brewery on Saturday, January 16th for our third annual Heart of Dixie Open Homebrew Competition!

We’ll be celebrating all things homebrew! Our good friends, The Bama Cannas, will be kicking off the day by showcasing their extensive can collections. We’ll have food trucks and musical offerings all day long. We’ll even have interested homebrewers showcasing some of their own brews that afternoon. And, this will be your first chance to try the Brewer’s Choice winner from last year, Mark Furfaro’s Weizenbock!

This competition is AHA sanctioned and judged according to BJCP standards. It is open to any amateur home brewer age 21 or older. There is no limit on number of entries.

To register and learn more about competition rules and regulations, please visit our website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Shoot Lauren an email at

Can’t wait to try all your brews! And, remember to Be Good People and Drink Great Beer.


News from Three Taverns Atlanta, GA

Three Taverns sent out notice of this holiday event to be held at The Parlour at the brewery.

Mark your calendars for a very special Three Taverns Holiday Extravaganza on Sunday, Nov 29th, 2-6pm, for the very limited bottle release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Feest Noel. 

bbn bbl agedThis is a ticketed event that will include 2 complimentary bottles of BBA Feest Noel, special tour of the brewery with tastings of up to 36oz. of beer, including BBA Feest Noel, and live music from Atlanta’s favorite jazzman, Joe Gransden and his quintet.

Decorated beautifully for the festive Christmas season as only The Parlour can be, and with the live sounds of holiday jazz from Joe, once again voted in Creative Loafing as the 2015 Best Local Jazz Act, this is a holiday party not to be missed.

Fest Noel


After a year of aging Feest Noel in a small number Willet barrels, the familiar spice aroma and flavor from this Christmas quad meld beautifully with the aroma and flavors of bourbon and wood. This is a very limited release and most of the bottles will only be available at this event. Ticket price is $40 with a limited number available. See you after Thanksgiving!

Purchase tickets here.




South’s Largest Brewery Takes First Steps Toward Opening a Second Location

ATLANTA (11.5.15) – SweetWater Brewing Co. announced today that it has taken the first tangible step toward opening a second brewery, and is exploring options for locations in Western U.S. states, and considering a third location in the Central U.S.   The South’s largest brewery purchased equipment from Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley, Cali, after it closed this summer, including a fully automated, 4 vessel, 130 barrel brewhouse, inclusive of 3 silos and over 31 fermentation and brite beer tanks (consisting of various sizes from 310 to 125 barrel tanks).  The acquired equipment will give SweetWater the ability to brew up to 420,000 barrels at the second brewery.  Headquartered in Atlanta, SweetWater is ranked the 18th largest brewery in the nation by the Brewer’s Association, and has built a solid brand presence in the 18 states (and D.C.) where it is distributed.

“Our focus on making a quality liquid and building a strong brand has created an incredible inertia.  And while we’re continuing to develop the East Coast, it’s time for us to simultaneously start looking to the West,” says SweetWater founder and Big Kahuna, Freddy Bensch.   The company is exploring location options in all western states. The discovery process for the potential third brewery in the central U.S. is just beginning.

“It’s an exciting next step in the growth of our company — the brewery is hitting on all cylinders, and the response to SweetWater in new markets has been incredible,” says Bensch.  “For us, this growth is about getting the freshest beer into more hands, and building real relationships with consumers and communities.  We have phenomenal quality liquid, and a great brand with great folks behind it – we’re all about spreading that.”  Currently, SweetWater is poured as far West as Colorado, but only in Telluride, where the brewery has a new partnership with Telluride Ski Resort as mountain co-sponsors with Telluride Brewing Company through the 2017 ski season.  “SweetWater has been so well received in Telluride – both the liquid itself and the culture of our brand.  We like to make and drink fantastic beer, contribute in meaningful ways in the communities we’re in, and have a good time doing it all.   That fits in well with the West Coast vibe,” says Bensch.

About SweetWater Brewing Company

SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery living by the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream!” The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash, Blue, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year including an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series. As one of the nation’s fastest growing craft breweries, SweetWater Brewing Company continues to evolve and expand their offerings, including the Cork & Cage series of 750-ml innovative brews. True to form, SweetWater is putting their own spin on this high-gravity series, exploring the edges of classic beer styles including barrel-aged beers, sours and wild ales. SweetWater is passionate about supporting the communities where their beer is distributed, and having a good time while doing good. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit, follow on Instagram and Twitter, and find them on

First Release from Terrapin’s Ales from the Woods series

November 3, 2015 – Athens, GA – Terrapin Beer Co. has partnered with Georgia craft distiller Richland Distilling Company to create the first release in Terrapin’s Ales from the Wood series, Richland Reserve Double India Pale Ale.

Richland Reserve is the culmination of over a year of quiet consideration. Vintage 2014 Hopzilla filled newly-emptied Richland Rum barrels and was left to rest. Over the course of that year, IPA and rum-infused wood melded and metamorphosed to create a distinct medley of flavors bound to inspire the minds and warm the hearts of the most discerning beer aficionado.

Terrapin Ales from the Wood
From the label:
A pair of Georgia’s liquid artisans come together by combining two art forms, craft brewing and craft distilling. “Richland Reserve”, the first in our “Ales from the Wood” series, is made from vintage 2014 “Hopzilla” Double IPA and has been masterfully aged in Richland Rum barrels for over one year.

Though retired, Hopzilla Double IPA is probably still fresh in the minds (and palates) of many a hophead out there. However, don’t be surprised to find that rum barrel aging turned Hopzilla into a much different beast. Expect aromas of dark stone fruit, mellow pipe tobacco, oak, and rich alcohol, followed by flavors of caramelized sugar, plums, figs, and unrefined cane syrup. The finish brings a bitter hop presence, wood tannins, and alcohol warmth. Richland Reserve carries a noticeable depth that could only be found in such a perfectly aged brew.

Malts: Maris Otter
Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, (Dry Hop – Citra)
Other: Aged over one year in Richland Rum barrels

ABV: 12.0% (after aging)
IBU: 120 (before aging)
OG: 22*P

Terrapin Beer Co. will be releasing Richland Reserve at a brewery tasting room event on Sunday, Nov. 15. This special tour will be $30, and each guest will receive 36 oz. of beer to sample at the brewery, a special Richland Reserve glass, and a 22 oz. bottle of Richland Reserve to take home. Terrapin brewmaster Brian “Spike” Buckowski and Richland Rum’s Erik Vonk will both be present at the event to discuss Richland Reserve and the barrel aging process.

Richland Reserve will be available in 22 oz. bottles in very limited quantities in the state of Georgia only. Each bottle will be packaged in an artfully designed special-edition box. Look for Richland Reserve to appear on retailer shelves in mid- to late-November.

Abnormal Beer Company Announces Expansion in San Diego

Abnormal Beer Company Announces $1 Million Expansion

San Diego-based craft brewery will increase production by 550%

San Diego (November 3, 2015) -– San Diego-based Abnormal Beer Company is excited to announce a $1 million expansion investment to fulfill their growing demand by expanding their brewing facility and creating a private event space. The current fermentation capacity will grow from 80 barrels to 440 barrels, increasing production by 550%. The expansion will add 2,000 sq. ft. on to the existing 5,000 sq. ft. building, which also houses Abnormal Wine Company and The Cork & Craft Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego’s first craft brewery, urban winery and restaurant under one roof.

Abnormal Beer Co.’s Head Brewer and Beer Curator, Derek Gallanosa looks forward to future brewing projects, as he is able to experiment with a wider variety of styles on a larger scale. “The name Abnormal Beer means that we want people to approach our beer with a different mindset,” said Gallanosa “of wanting to know more about the ingredients, the brewing process and the flavors they are experiencing.”

With the added space, Abnormal Beer Co. is enhancing their brewing facility with the following:

  • A hot liquor tank and cold liquor tank to increase the rate of production
  • 11 additional 30 and 40 barrel fermenters to keep up with demand and expand their reach of customers
  • A barrel aging program for both sour and spirit barrel maturation

“After only six months of brewing, we are excited to expand our presence in San Diego’s thriving craft beer scene,” said Elvin Lai, co-founder of Abnormal Beer Company, “We look forward to the opportunity to explore and create new styles as well as distribute our beers to a wider spectrum of local beer-drinkers.”

Growth within the brewery gives Abnormal Beer Co. more space to brew their most popular beers – Debut IPA, Mostra Mocha Stout and 5PM Session – as well as seasonal and limited releases, such as a Dry-Hopped Belgian-Style saison brewed with calamansi juice in celebration of San Diego Beer Week. In addition, Abnormal Beer Co.’s increase in production will create an opportunity for widened distribution throughout the San Diego region and beyond.

Abnormal Beer Company will remain open through the expansion, with anticipated completion in Fall 2016.

For more information about Abnormal Beer Company, please contact Olivia Stafford at (619) 233-7778 or


About Abnormal Beer Company:  

Abnormal Beer Company is a San Diego-based brewery founded in 2014 by Elvin Lai, Matt DeLoach and James Malone. Abnormal Beer Co.’s brews explore bold flavors and new techniques with an emphasis on drinkability. Abnormal Beer Company’s facility is part of San Diego’s first craft brewery, urban winery and restaurant, The Cork & Craft, all under one roof. In their commitment to better the environment through sustainable practices, Abnormal partners with local farms for grain disposal used in agriculture. To learn more, visit

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