Three Rangers Dahlonega Brewery

Three Rangers Beer flight

The First Dahlonega Brewery

After many years of waiting we finally have a craft beer brewery in Dahlonega. Known as Three Rangers Brewery and Dahlonega Brewery it is located in the Etowah Meadery location on Highway 19 North just four minutes away from Cedar House Inn and Yurts. Grand opening was September 11, 2020.

They plan to expand the brewery in November to the grey building across the parking lot from the current meadery tasting room to ramp up more production. The name originally was Dahlonega Brewery but Three Rangers Brewery was added to honor the Army Rangers. Blair Housley who started the meadery is the brewmaster for Dahlonega Brewery and Three Rangers Brewery.

We visited the new Dahlonega Brewery last Sunday because we were out of town for the September 11th grand opening. You can order flights or glasses of their craft beers in the meadery tasting room and sip your beers inside or outside under a covered porch or tables with umbrellas. A large gas fire pit provides a warm and inviting place to sit and sip around on a cool fall afternoon or evening. Corn hole is also available if you want to play.

The Craft Beers at Three Rangers Brewery

They currently brew six craft beers at the newest Dahlonega brewery that include a lager, wheat, pale ale, IPAs and a porter. A tasting sampler is $12.00 for 4 samples or you can order a glass.

  1. Pathfinder Lager- made with warrior and galaxy hops, ABV 5%, IBU 18
  2. Rally Point Wheat- made with warrior and centennial hops, ABV 5.4%, IBU 20.4
  3. Jumpmaster Pale Ale- made with warrior, citra and cascade hops, ABV 5.9%, IBU 36.5
  4. Door Kicker IPA- made with CTZ, simcoe and centennial hops, ABV 7.7%, IBU 51.1
  5. Trigger Puller DIPA- made with amarillo, CTZ and warrior hops, ABV 9.7%, IBU 67.3
  6. Overwatch Porter- made with EK goldings, fuggle and warrior hops, ABV 6.0%, IBU 39

We had a tasting of four beers which included 2,3,5 and 6. They ran out of number 1 lager and 4 which is an IPA. Pictures of our flight are shown above with respective numbers. All were good but we liked the porter the best and will probably order a glass next time we visit.

If craft beer is not your thing you can also order flights of sparkling mead for the same price mentioned above.

They also often have food trucks on weekends as well as live music. For more information on their latest events and news visit their Facebook page at

outdoor seating at three rangers dahlonega brewery
Outdoor Seating at Three Rangers Brewery
firepit at three rangers dahlonega brewery
Firepit at Three Rangers Brewery

For more information on other breweries and craft beer in the area visit

having a tasting flight of craft beers at dahlonega brewery
Enjoying a craft beer flight
dahlonega brewery located in etowah meadery
Tasting room for craft beer is in the meadery

Winter in Dahlonega

winter in dahlonega

Dahlonega is a great place to visit year round. Winter in Dahlonega is very special for many reasons which we will highlight in this blog post.

The Fall season in the north Georgia mountains is known for festivals and great foliage in the thousands of acres of National Forests. The towns, trails, and parks in the area are bustling with tourists and locals alike. As Fall gives way to Winter and the leafless trees open sweeping views of distant mountain vistas, hiking trails are less crowded and so are the restaurants and shops in Dahlonega – once the Christmas season is over, that is. The cooler temperatures invite wine enthusiasts to sip wine at one of the local wineries while sitting around a fire pit (more info below). Winter is a great time to visit Dahlonega.

Concerned about the weather? Winter is the time to be flexible and spontaneous. Plan a last minute getaway. Winter can be fickle in the North Georgia mountains sunny and beautiful one day and cold and windy the next- not to mention the rain we’ve had the last few winters. If you’re hoping to hike or just enjoy the outdoors while you’re here, consider keeping track of the forecast and making a last minute booking with us at Cedar House Inn.

Hiking trails are still here to enjoy without the other tourists and the many waterfalls are still beautiful. See the links below for our favorite trails and waterfalls.

In regards to wineries many are open during the winter months. Wolf Mountain closes after Christmas, but opens in mid January for tastings and lunch by appointment. Frogtown and Montaluce are also open for lunch, dinner and tastings. See related post link below for wineries that serve lunch. Our favorite winery for the colder months is Cavender Creek Winery with their fire pits and porch with large fireplace. Imagine sitting next to the fire on a chilly winter day while enjoying a cheese platter, bowl of popcorn with a glass of wine. Or pick and paint a picture while having a glass of wine at Canvas and Cork in Downtown Dahlonega – available anytime during regular hours. What a great way to enjoy winter in Dahlonega.

Wineries also may feature a special event in the winter. Cavender Creek is having a great concert on January 19, 2020 with wine in their enclosed barn. Check our Facebook page for more information on this event and others we hear about.


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