Tour Georgia's Second Oldest Brewery

Since 1993 beer has been brewed in Cartesville, GA at the Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) brewery, a couple years before Atlanta Brewing Co (Red Brick) began brewing. Possibly, you have seen the building just off I75 as you travel. The brewery was built with a public tour "trail" & viewing areas. Until now, the general public has not been able to see and learn about the process that turns Georgia mountain water into Anheuser-Busch brews.

The tours are available Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Brewery staff will guide visitors through key parts of brewing and packaging operations during an hour-long tour that showcases the seven stages of the time-honored Budweiser brewing process. The tour begins at the brewhouse and moves through the starting cellar, packaging and fermentation areas before wrapping up at the beechwood aging cellar and finishing tank.

Following the tour, guests 21 and older can sample a variety of the beers brewed at the Cartersville brewery, including Budweiser, Bud Light and Shock Top as well as a special beer from Cartersville Brewmaster Travis Moore, Etowah Imperial Lager. The unfiltered, full-bodied imperial lager offers a distinct German hop aroma and offers slightly spicy and floral notes, brewed just for brewery guests this month.

Guests will also get a glimpse at Anheuser-Busch’s long history of supporting disaster relief through emergency drinking water donations. Partnering with wholesalers and the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 72 million cans of emergency drinking water since 1988. The Cartersville brewery packages and ships all emergency water donations on behalf of Anheuser-Busch.

FUN FACTS about Anheuser-Busch Cartersville

  • Situated on 1700 acres
  • Buildings cover 900,000 square feet
  • About 250 trucks leave the brewery loaded with product each day
  • Produces beer for: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina
  • Brands produced in Cartersville: Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Ice, Bud Select, Bud Light Lime, Bud Light Platinum, Busch, Busch Light, Busch Ice, Hurricane Malt Liquor, King Cobra Malt Liquor, Michelob, Michelob Light, Michelob ULTRA, Michelob ULTRA Amber, Michelob Amber Bock, Natural Light, Natural Ice, Shock Top, Shock Top Lemon Shandy, Tilt (Watermelon, Hurricane, Lemon), Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita
  • The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild members toured the Cartersville brewery last December

INFO about Anheuser-Busch Cartersville
Located at 100 Busch Drive Northeast in Cartersville, Ga., the brewery offers free parking to visitors.
The brewery will be closed on Sunday, April 5 for the Easter holiday.
Register for the tour at the brewery or online at etix.com.
... more information on hours, schedules and events please visit facebook.com/HomeOfBud or call 1(800) DIAL BUD.

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Beer School at DaVinci's Pizzeria

This Friday, December 12th, DaVinci's Pizzeria in Roswell will host a Beer School and Tasting beginning at 7pm. For only $15 per person or $25 per couple sample brews from twenty different breweries. Learn about the beers you are tasting directly from the brewers and brewery representatives that will be attending. 

Plenty of local beers will be sampled as well as some regional and national craft favorites. Expect brews from Strawn, Fannin, Monday Night, Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, Jekyll, Red Hare, Orpheus, Second Self, Pontoon, and Terrapin. Some great pours from Mother Earth, Founders, Harpoon, Bell's, Anchor, Blue Point, New Belgium, and Sierra Nevada will be available as well. Abita has created a cask of Pecan Harvest exclusively for this event.

DaVinci's Pizzeria (Roswell)
2500 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 649-0555
Facebook: DavincisRoswell
Twitter: Davincis Pizza

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Something New From Eventide

Beginning next week look for Eldorado IPA, Eventide Brewing's first seasonal offering. A Golden IPA that uses exclusively the Eldorado hop variety, Eldorado IPA will join Eventide's Kolsch Style AlePale Ale, and Dry Irish Stout for a short time as Summer winds down.

Inspiration: The inspiration behind this beer was the feel of late summer, and the cool summer we’ve had. We wanted a beer which would encapsulate all of these things and let Geoffrey experiment with a single hop variety. In this beer you’re going to find a lighter IPA with sweet fruit flavors and a pleasant bitterness, something perfect for the end of summer. It falls with in our lines of approachable beer styles, but provides an entirely new experience for our fans. The single hop styling allows you to really see just what Eldorado hops are all about. You’ll notice a heavy tropical fruit nose, mild body, and easy finish. It is an unfiltered IPA and due to the east coast ale yeast we used, it will remain cloudy when poured.
For the curious here are the stats:
Pours a hazy, dark gold color with a white head which lingers for a short time.

Tropical fruits are prevalent. Notes of Melon, bubblegum, tangerine, pineapple, mango, banana, and sugar cane have all been identified.

The flavors match the aroma with loads of tropical fruit leading the way. The flavors also become more identifiable as the beer has a chance to warm. The mouthfeel denotes medium carbonation, and the finish is first slightly sweet but transitions to a pleasant bitter finish typical of IPA's.

This IPA was engineered as a late summer beer. It is light in color, but not flavor, and unlike most summer IPA's it isn't a session beer...but definitely drinks like one. The tropical fruit notes from the Eldorado hops make this a highly approachable IPA, and it is easily enjoyed by a large majority of craft beer drinkers; especially those who normally shy away from IPA's.

SRM 5.3
IBU: 52
ABV: 6.5%

To keep up with what is new at their brewery in Grant Park and the events they are attending around ATL, check Eventide Brewing's ...
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