Aurelius (148) Tallahassee, Florida | June 28, 2004| Updated January 8, 2006
This is a fine establishment. Easily the best pub in Atlanta. Well-crafted brew in a variety of styles. Convenient to the interstates, extremely clean, ample parking. Refined clientele. I didn’t try the food. The brewmaster/owner checked up on me and asked me what I thought of the beer. Rerate This is a very accessible pub if you’re coming through on I-85 or I-75 and have a couple of hours to kill. Roomy, Lodge-like, food was OK, but not stellar. Late afternoon and the place is deserted.
When going in, this is a large, very elegant establishment with high ceilings and a wooden structure. The large venting ducts have been painted to match and everything comes together very well. The brewery is visible behind the bar and the fermenters are visible off to the side of the restaurant. Everything is outdone here, nothing is compromised. The service is good, no big gripes when I was there. I met the brewmaster (Dennis) and he was one of the coolest, most down to earth brewmasters I've ever met. He was even kind enough to give me a sneak-peak preview at his upcoming triple which was terrific at only 10-days old. The selection of beers on tap was very well rounded for any tastes. My biggest love of this place is the food, they have the best menu in a brewpub I've ever seen. The food was all very tasty and modern, like I said, nothing is compromised. This is definatelly a NOT-MISS spot in Atlanta.
This is definitely the best brewpub in Atlanta, and quite possibly in the state. Dennis and Glen have an incredible selection of brews to choose from, ranging from traditonal German lagers to Belgian Strong Ale to NW style IPAs. The selection of other brews is always quality and very supportive of other Atlanta based breweries. The food is top notch for the price and the service is always on par even during busy periods. A must try if you are coming through the area.
Best brewpub in the state. Wonderful dark and secluded atmosphere. Can be a little smokey in the bar area at times, but this rarely travels to the rest of the restaurant. As aracauna mentions, the lineup can be lager heavy at times, but they’re usually stellar examples. A few of the beers (usually the lighter ales) are a little watery. A simple check on their website will reveal what’s in store for you though. The specialty beers are out of this world good. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgible. The food is completely fantastic, and this is the only place in Atlanta to get lamb cooked to perfection. All this greatness does come at a price though, $$$.
This is the best brewpub in Atlanta and the best in the state. These guys brew everything from traditional German-style pale lagers to stouts, scotch ales and Belgian-style ales. I've never had a bad exam-ple of a style brewed by these guys and when they brew a style I like it's often amazing. Those who aren't fond of lagers beware, brewmas-ter Glen Sprouse is fond of the traditional German styles and those who aren't fond of lagers may come away with a negative impression of the place if they come in on one of the more lager-heavy lineups. The good news is that they brew over 30 beers and turnover is high so the next time you go back, you'll probably find something you like better. The food is actually some of the best in Atlanta. I've had several of their dishes (the steak is amazing) and have liked everything. It's just too bad they're priced a bit out of this poor boy's range, so I rarely eat on my visits.