I was vry pleasantly surprised by this place. I sat down at the atmospheric but small downstairs bar, with a few of the copper jacketed kettles. But the bar lady directed me upstairs where the taplist is bigger and where they had special Shelton Brothers beers on. So upstairs there are copper jacketed fermenters, and you walk through the barrel room to the L shaped bar in back, with some bar tables as well. Ignore the chalkboard list, the printed list is accurate. Nearly a dozen of their beers on, tasty enough with some very solid ones. Flights of four available. And then a dozen more guest taps. Great service, tasty and piping hot food. What’s not to like!
Popular twin-floored brick brewpub at the top end of Peachtree Street in the city centre, just where the road slightly changes direction. There’s two bars here on either level, but the main action seems to take place downstairs with its bar area against the right hand side. There’s plenty of their ales available, best tried through their six-flight option if you want to give as many a go as possible. It’s a lovely place with a balcony at the rear of its top floor.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | February 21, 2014| Updated February 23, 2014
Limited selection of basic house beers. Their IPA was passable. I drank Founders Centennial instead. Probably worth a return visit for a few new GA beers, I tend to stay in Atlanta for 5-6 night stretches... beer selection is pretty good for the CBD wasteland of downtown.
Visited just after dinner on a Tuesday. Easy enough to find in central Atlanta, though parking was a bit of a challenge to find. I ended up in the pay lot behind the building. The restaurant and brewery are in a nicely renovated old brick building, with the copper brewery front and center as you enter. Bigger bar in front, with restaurant tables throughout the main floor. Upstairs is another bar, which was being used for a function. There is a small patio out back. 6 Max beers on, along with a decent size and quality bottle list. The crowd was Mostly out of towners and the service was efficient and friendly. The beer I had was solid, and I enjoyed my visit.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
I was not expecting much from Max Lagers at all and my expectations were lowered when I was greeted with a very strong soured grain aroma upon entering the building. I must say in all fairness, the beers I had were pretty darn good. The atmosphere is open and factory-esque with two or three stories and brick walls. The place wasn’t too crowded at 5 pm on a Friday. Service was good. The menu had mostly entrees and pizzas, it seemed a step closer to finer dining than the average pub. I had a good time sitting at the bar and I will most likely come back.
Reasonable pub in mid-town touristy area. Beer was so-so, and bartender, though just after luchtime, had no ideas of the beer. But staff was friendly, and young and assertive. They spend time of the hard stuff and wine, and from what I understand, the restaurant. Reasonable prices for the location. Interesting that they tried a barleywine, but they aim to not offend, as apposed to experimenting here. A bit of room, but felt crowded, even though the place was empty, compared to the Pub Store and 5 Seasons, and even Rock Bottom.