Breweries have been all the rage ever since the beer laws in Georgia changed back in 2017 allowing breweries to sell beer directly to their consumers without strict limitations. Before the bill passed, breweries had to sell tickets for tasting tours and customers couldn’t simply come in to grab a beer and casually hang out with friends. With the new laws comes new breweries springing up all around the Atlanta area making them the new hot spots to spend weekends and to host events.
In this series, we will be highlighting some Metro Atlanta breweries and diving deeper into what makes them so special. Breweries have become more than just a place to drink beer and watch sporting events, they have now turned into the trendy places to host weddings, birthdays, corporate meetings and happy hours, fundraisers and so much more!
With so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide which brewery is the perfect fit for you, your schedule or your future event. Each brewery has a totally different feel, while some are dog friendly, others are more family focused and some are better suited for a younger crowd. Luckily, we are here to break down what makes each brewery special, making your decision that much easier.
So, whether you are on the lookout for an event venue, new to the Atlanta area, visiting a friend, or just want to stray away from your typical bar scene this series will help guide you through some of the best breweries around the city of Atlanta. Next in the series, we have: Three Taverns Brewery.
Three Taverns Brewery is located in Decatur, just a short drive from the city. Officially opened in 2013, but founder and owner Brian Purcell, had the idea of a brewery softly embedded in his mind since his first visit to Belgium in 1994. In 2005, he used an at-home brew kit for the first time and instantly something clicked, he knew that brewing was meant for him. After years of planning, brewing and another trip to Belgium, Three Taverns was open to the public.
Three Taverns is a large brewery with two rooms available for private events. In the Parlour room, guests are momentarily transported to an old-world setting while surrounded by weathered wood planks, beams from a 100-year-old barn, wrought iron fixtures and intricate brickwork. The Barrel Room is where all the beer magic happens. It is located in the production warehouse in the back of the brewery among stainless steel fermenters, the brewing system and barrel aging beers. Besides the intricate details indoors they also have a beautiful outdoor patio with picnic tables and corn hole. This brewery really does have it all. They have a variety of beers on tap some including: La Madrina, a black currant, pink guava and Mediterranean Sea salt sour ale, Prince of Pilsen, a hoppy pilsner and Lord Grey, an earl grey sour ale. The flavors will definitely push you out of your comfort zone, but it is undeniably an experience worth your while. Three Taverns is a true industrial setting for any socializer looking for a trendy, yet uncommon brewery feel.
The Event Space
Three Taverns has three areas available for private event rentals. The Parlour Room, which can hold up to 150 guests, The Barrel Room, which can hold up to 250 guests and The Mezzanine, which is a smaller, semi-private area that can hold up to 40 guests. Three Taverns emphasizes the importance of making memories with friends and family- and what better way to do so than with food and drinks. Here is a little more on what makes this brewery so special:
- The Parlour room is such a unique aspect of Three Taverns. The old-world setting makes the space stand out among guests and also requires very little added décor!
- The Barrel Room is another aspect of Three Taverns that is incredibly special. The Barrel is where all the beers are brewed. It is such a unique experience to be in the middle of where all the production takes place, surrounded by stainless steel fermenters. For all beer lovers, this is the space for you!
- Three Taverns has anywhere from 12 to 20 beers on tap at all times. They are known for their very approachable Sour Asylum Series with a huge array of fruited sour beers. Their whole beer lineup is full of taste and appeals to most people, whether you are a beer drinker or not!
Three Taverns is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. If you are looking for an industrial setting for your event, this is your place! With their large beverage selection and intricate attention to design elements, Three Taverns Brewery is a must try in the Atlanta area. As we continue on with this series we hope you are able to try all of our recommended breweries and hopefully along the way you’ll find your new favorite!
Hayden is a Senior at the University of Georgia studying Public Relations. She has a strong passion for marketing and promoting brands and is interested in a possible career in Digital Brand Marketing. She manages Spirited Event Group’s social media and public relations strategy and content. Hayden loves to travel, writing and spending time with her family.