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CheersMate (156) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | February 24, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is a brewery to go to. I have said previously that most of the Georgia breweries are "cookie cutter" breweries, which they are. Atlanta brewing company doesnít aberrate from that at all, but they have a few things that make them better than Terrapin and Sweetwater. Much respect to Terrapin beers, but ABC provides a smaller venue for special Casks, and new brews i.e. generally, less people tend to show up for such events. The people here are generally, more engaging and conversational than the terse and indifferent employees at Terrapin and Sweetwater. They like beer here, even though on average it is considered mediocre. The prices are in line with the others, but they actually pour full pints here and generally donít keep track of how many you have had. This is a place where you could actually go and drink on a day-to-day basis, if they offered such conveniences. They generally have things on tap that are not bottled which is cool. Iíd have to say douche bags do come here, but in small amounts/droves. They also have cool events such as the tricycle races. They are very humble and understand that their local market are their biggest supports; something that Sweetwater and Terrapin have seem to forgotten.
aracauna (70) Georgia | November 28, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This is a brewery definitely designed for the tours. Very nice looking insides. It was a great location for the last Cask Ale Festival. If youíre in town and wanting to go to a brewery tour, this is definitely one to consider. Thereís a reason the scores are higher in the last couple of years than they were before. The beers improved a few years back and the new brewery is an improvement for visitors, although not quite as prime of a location as it was back on Williams St.
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | February 5, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited ABC for the ACAT 1/31/09. This was my first trip to the new location - though itís not new anymore. I used to frequent the old location almost every Friday in college (-2002). The space is very nice. It was a good size for the cask ale tasting, and I would imagine their tours are pretty nice as well. The ABC brews are decent and they seem to be trying some new things. Their double chocolate (porter), vanilla gorilla, and pale ale (fresh) are all good beers. Overall, a solid brewery that seems to be on the upswing with a nice location and what seems to be a friendly staff. Worth a stop on an Atlanta brew tour.
jrob21 (46) Atlanta, Georgia | October 9, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The new tasting room is a nice place for an event. Plenty of room around the bar. The beer is, well, rated poorly and understandably so. Drinkable but could have a little more character.
BeerloverEJ21 (12) Georgia | August 29, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I love ABC. Their beer is great, and for $5 on Fridays you can pretty much drink all you want on a tour. I like the facility also.
mkgrenwel (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | June 16, 2007
30 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Not reallly a lot going on here. Just a tasting room with their average beers on tap and a brew room floor. Their beers are all boring and all pretty much the same beer. The "crowd" was varied from people with their kids to large college aged groups. I guess itís cool to check out once, but I wouldnít bother to go back.
Decanthas (8) Georgia | February 9, 2007
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
On the craft-side of commercial breweries, or conversely on the macro side of microbreweries. Not a beer I would order in a restaurant, but I enjoy the tours for cheap sociable drinking and the occasional live music. The brewery isnít very inviting to people who dontí want to stand for 2 hours while chatting with friends, and they could definitely warm the place up for the tours.
Also get some more knowledgeable pourers for the tours that can make conversation about beer while drinking.
harlequinn (112) Tacoma, Washington | January 12, 2006
16 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
This place makes shitty beer and Greg is a real prick. I do not have anything good to say about their beer or anything they do at this facility. John Kater is a nice guy though, too bad he has to work here.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 6, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A cool place to have a few local Atlanta brews. They still have yet to brew anything that was that great, but the facility is interesting and the tour is pretty nice as well as the free samples.
SpringsLicker (128) Tennessee | March 12, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
John Kater, who is the quality assurance manager of the brewery, joined our group on the Atlanta Pub Crawl. John explained that their products werenít aimed at the typical beer geek, but that their products were quality crafted and might well be considered good gateway beers for someone just crossing into the world of craft beers. I appreciated the honest self assesment and we were treated to a very informative tour of the brewery and free samples.
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