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The scene at Wild Heaven in Decatur.
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Map: 10 new breweries changing Atlanta's landscape

The days of SweetWater's local dominance are done (bless you, 420), so here are 10 relative upstart breweries worth checking out across suddenly suds-rich Atlanta.

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The scene at Wild Heaven in Decatur.
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Remember the old days (i.e., a few short years ago) when drinking local beer in Atlanta meant choosing between the offerings of SweetWater, Atlanta Brewing (now Red Brick), and, well, Terrapin (kind of)? No disrespect to the esteemed pioneers, but those days are thankfully done.

In honor of Atlanta's newest brewery entrant—Oak Brewpub in Oakhurst, which is pouring now though its own brews are still fermenting, per Decaturish—and the passage of a law that will finally allow Georgia brewers to sell a glass of suds directly to visitors, we've compiled a list below that maps out some of our (relatively) new favorites.

Many of these breweries are intriguing reinventions of old places. And it's all part of Atlanta's new, creative, and local-loving landscape. So cheers, y'all.

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1. Oak Brewpub

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630 East Lake Dr
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 974-2703
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Atlanta's newest brewery (technically in Decatur) occupies space in an East Lake Drive shopping center shared with Family Dollar, at the western edge of the Oakhurst Village. Once the brewery's own creations ferment, expect a focus on Kolsh and IPA styles.

2. Scofflaw Brewing Co.

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1738 MacArthur Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
This feisty young brewery's barrel program is in its infancy, but that's not apparent in "juicy" and delicious offerings like the Basement IPA. Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman opened this 18,000 square foot brewery next to Crest Lawn Memorial Park last July.

3. Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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121 New St
Decatur, GA 30030
The smart, adventurous, Belgian-inspired Three Taverns has been around for a few years, and in fact the brewery's too-cool tasting room, The Parlour, was named one of the “23 Hottest Craft Beer spots in America Right Now” by Eater National in 2013.
Three Taverns

4. Eventide Brewing

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1015 Grant St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 907-4543
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The smooth-sounding Eventide was founded by friends from Georgia Southern University, and few things compliment a boiling Atlanta summer like an ice-cold Eventide Kolsch. Find the brewery at the southern end of Grant Park, near the Beltline's future Southside Trail.
Eventide

5. Second Self Beer Company

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1317 Logan Cir NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Founded by Georgia Tech grads, Second Self made a splash a couple of years ago with its Thai Wheat, but the award-winning Red Hop Rye is a citrusy celebration, too. Find its tasting room off Chattahoochee Avenue, in the Logan Circle warehouse complex.
Second Self

6. New Realm Brewery (BeltLine)

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820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
New Realm is so damn new it doesn't exist yet. But this venture by Mitch Steele, who served as brewmaster for lauded California beer maker Stone Brewing Co. for a decade, hopes to open adjacent the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail (and Two Urban Licks) in Poncey-Highland later this year.
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7. Torched Hop Brewing Company

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249 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
This massive, fun-loving Midtown gastropub consumed a former Spaghetti Factory on Ponce and is celebrating its one-year anniversary next month. (Recommended here: the sample flights.) One team leader describes himself as "Your Typical Millennial," which encapsulates the spirit of Torched Hop.
Torched Hop

8. Orpheus Brewing

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1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
By and large, Orpheus is the province of sophisticated and/or adventurous palettes, and its brewery overlooking Piedmont Park was a marriage made in beer-buzz heaven. Siddle up here and have a dalliance with Transmigration of Souls, if you dare.
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9. Monday Night Brewing

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670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Monday Night dropped a beer-filled bombshell by announcing their plans to build a second brewery from postindustrial warehouse space (the forthcoming Lee+White development) smack-dab on the Beltline's Westside Trail (also forthcoming). MNB was a forerunner in Atlanta's craft revolution—they've been emitting good vibes from the Westside brewery for years—and offerings like Drafty Kilt are basically classics now. Their new digs could open as early as this summer.
Westside Trail digs: MNB

10. Wild Heaven Beer

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135 Maple St
Decatur, GA 30030
Last and certainly not least, Wild Heaven was founded by lifelong Georgians and produces sensational, summery lighter fare (Emergency Drinking Beer) alongside stiffer stuff (Invocation) that's perfect for a cold winter night. (But don't sleep on tart White Blackbird, either). Wild Heaven will soon join Monday Night Brewing with their second facility, also at the Lee+White development, expanding Atlanta's local beer empire westward. Expect the suds to flow at Wild Heaven's Westside Trail space in early 2018.
Wild Heaven

11. MNB & WH 2.0

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933 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
The location of both Monday Night and Wild Heaven's second breweries at the Lee + White project in West End.
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1. Oak Brewpub

630 East Lake Dr, Decatur, GA 30030
Atlanta's newest brewery (technically in Decatur) occupies space in an East Lake Drive shopping center shared with Family Dollar, at the western edge of the Oakhurst Village. Once the brewery's own creations ferment, expect a focus on Kolsh and IPA styles.
630 East Lake Dr
Decatur, GA 30030

2. Scofflaw Brewing Co.

1738 MacArthur Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
This feisty young brewery's barrel program is in its infancy, but that's not apparent in "juicy" and delicious offerings like the Basement IPA. Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman opened this 18,000 square foot brewery next to Crest Lawn Memorial Park last July.
1738 MacArthur Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Three Taverns Craft Brewery

121 New St, Decatur, GA 30030
Three Taverns
The smart, adventurous, Belgian-inspired Three Taverns has been around for a few years, and in fact the brewery's too-cool tasting room, The Parlour, was named one of the “23 Hottest Craft Beer spots in America Right Now” by Eater National in 2013.
121 New St
Decatur, GA 30030

4. Eventide Brewing

1015 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Eventide
The smooth-sounding Eventide was founded by friends from Georgia Southern University, and few things compliment a boiling Atlanta summer like an ice-cold Eventide Kolsch. Find the brewery at the southern end of Grant Park, near the Beltline's future Southside Trail.
1015 Grant St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

5. Second Self Beer Company

1317 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Second Self
Founded by Georgia Tech grads, Second Self made a splash a couple of years ago with its Thai Wheat, but the award-winning Red Hop Rye is a citrusy celebration, too. Find its tasting room off Chattahoochee Avenue, in the Logan Circle warehouse complex.
1317 Logan Cir NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. New Realm Brewery (BeltLine)

820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
ai3/New Realm
New Realm is so damn new it doesn't exist yet. But this venture by Mitch Steele, who served as brewmaster for lauded California beer maker Stone Brewing Co. for a decade, hopes to open adjacent the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail (and Two Urban Licks) in Poncey-Highland later this year.
820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

7. Torched Hop Brewing Company

249 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Torched Hop
This massive, fun-loving Midtown gastropub consumed a former Spaghetti Factory on Ponce and is celebrating its one-year anniversary next month. (Recommended here: the sample flights.) One team leader describes himself as "Your Typical Millennial," which encapsulates the spirit of Torched Hop.
249 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

8. Orpheus Brewing

1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Curbed Atlanta
By and large, Orpheus is the province of sophisticated and/or adventurous palettes, and its brewery overlooking Piedmont Park was a marriage made in beer-buzz heaven. Siddle up here and have a dalliance with Transmigration of Souls, if you dare.
1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

9. Monday Night Brewing

670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Westside Trail digs: MNB
Monday Night dropped a beer-filled bombshell by announcing their plans to build a second brewery from postindustrial warehouse space (the forthcoming Lee+White development) smack-dab on the Beltline's Westside Trail (also forthcoming). MNB was a forerunner in Atlanta's craft revolution—they've been emitting good vibes from the Westside brewery for years—and offerings like Drafty Kilt are basically classics now. Their new digs could open as early as this summer.
670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. Wild Heaven Beer

135 Maple St, Decatur, GA 30030
Wild Heaven
Last and certainly not least, Wild Heaven was founded by lifelong Georgians and produces sensational, summery lighter fare (Emergency Drinking Beer) alongside stiffer stuff (Invocation) that's perfect for a cold winter night. (But don't sleep on tart White Blackbird, either). Wild Heaven will soon join Monday Night Brewing with their second facility, also at the Lee+White development, expanding Atlanta's local beer empire westward. Expect the suds to flow at Wild Heaven's Westside Trail space in early 2018.
135 Maple St
Decatur, GA 30030

11. MNB & WH 2.0

933 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Cresa.com
The location of both Monday Night and Wild Heaven's second breweries at the Lee + White project in West End.
933 Lee St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310