Guests who stay with us and get to know us learn that we love good craft beer. Craft beer offers so many different styles and flavors and have become more popular than wine in many circles. When we take vacations part of our itinerary is visiting the craft breweries in the area for tastings. After waiting for many years we are finally getting a craft beer brewery in Dahlonega.
We also have places in town to purchase a wide selection of craft beers; retail stores, a growler store and restaurants. Breweries are also located in neighboring Hall and White counties.
Nearby Craft Breweries
Three Rangers Brewing Company
Dahlonega’s first craft beer brewery opens September 11, 2020. The brewery is located at Etowah Meadery which is just minutes away from the inn on highway 19 north of town. You will pass it on the way to the inn. Their first round of craft beers include a Lager, Pale Ale, IPA, DIPA, Porter and a wheat beer. The brewmaster is also the owner of the meadery and claims to have won over 30 awards for beers he has made.
Tap Room Hours will be 11-11 Friday and Saturday and 11-8 on Sunday’s. Outdoor seating areas and a fire pit provided. Brewery picture above.
For more information visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-brewery/
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Left Nut Brewery
Brewery is located in Gainesville, GA about 45 minutes from the inn. They purchased an old warehouse east of town to set up a brewery and offer tastings. We like their IPA’s. If you head over to that area we can also recommend a great Greek restaurant – Alpha Gyro Grill – on the way for lunch or dinner. For more information visit their web site https://www.leftnutbrewing.com/.
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Located north of Cleveland and south of Helen, Georgia in neighboring White County about 26 minutes northeast of the inn. They are the first farm to table brewery since they grow their own hops on their nearby farm. With a view of Yonah Mountain out of the window you can enjoy a flight of their many great brews. For more information visit their web site at https://tantrumbeer.com/.
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Located south of Dahlonega. Actually it is south of Dawsonville between Dawsonville and Cumming. NOFO stands for North Forsyth and is a favorite place to drink beer by the innkeepers. They have a nice venue right on highway 400 with a good selection of beers- primarily IPA’s and a rotating food truck. It would be a great place to stop at on your way to the inn or headed back home from the inn to the Atlanta area. More info at https://nofobrew.co/
From time to time we hear about other craft beer breweries coming to Dahlonega to set up shop. We hope they do since the market would be strong based on tourism volume and having a university in town.
Dahlonega Craft Beer Retail Shops
Gold City Growlers is the only Dahlonega craft beer store that specializes in craft beers. They offer flights of Georgia and other craft beers and you can purchase cans, bottles or growlers. We have a loaner growler at the inn you can use to pick up your favorite beer. To see what is currently on tap visit their web site at https://www.goldcitygrowlers.com/.
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Restaurants Serving Craft Beer
Many of the restaurants serve craft beer but our favorite is Gustavo’s on the square. They seem to have the largest selection of Georgia craft beer of any restaurant in the area. Besides great pizza check out their blackboard where they list their rotating taps of beers including a high gravity option that we like. They also serve flights and on Thursday nights feature a brewery – order a beer from that brewery and you get to keep the logo glass your brew comes in. Facebook page with the latest information https://www.facebook.com/gustavospizza/.
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Shenanigan’s also has a nice selection of craft beers in an Irish pub atmosphere. We like to visit them for a glass of high gravity Old Rasputin Russian Stout when they have it.
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We will update this post from time to time if new craft beer developments occur. We also share many craft beer posts on our Instagram page at https://instagram.com/cedarhouseinn