Something that has always fascinated me, was all the hometown breweries in the state of Georgia. I even tasted wine from a winery in the North Mountains.
Most people bring up Yuengling when talking about local breweries. But upon researching this, I found plenty of breweries right here in Tucker and around Dekalb Country. Going on a brewery tour is on my list of things to do when everything goes relatively normal.
So let's see what kind of breweries we have in Tucker, GA.
Tucker Brewing Company: Of course, we have to start with the brewery named after the town it's born in.
The Tucker Brewing Company was founded in 2017, by Ryan Chapman and Ashley Chapman Hubbard. Ryan had spent time in Germany, learning about the local beers and how they were made. Once home, Ryan began creating his own brew and soon, his sister Ashley joined him in opening a business.
They have a beer garden where people can enjoy their favorite TBC brew. They also hold events like Tucktoberfest, which is a local version of Oktoberfest in Germany. The event will happen from September 18th to October 3rd, and features live music, food vendors, and of course beer.
BlueTarp Brewing Company: If you ever been to Three Taverns, then you probably had a beer from BlueTarp. You can find this brewery in Decatur, GA.
I couldn't find much information on how they got started or what they're doing currently. They were established in 2008 but it looks like they are still building their new website (I did website redesigns for a living, so I get it.)
However, they do have 4-pack to-go beers, ranging from $12.00 to $16.00 depending on the flavor. It's worth a try, and they have some good reviews on Yelp.
High Card Brewing: This brewery began with friends Derek and Alan learning how to make their own brew by visiting Burnt hickory Brewing and getting to know the owner, Scott Hedeen. After joining Hop City's brewing class, they teamed up with Cody and Ron to make their first batch of Chocolate Milk Stout.
It's interesting to note that they are collaborating with BlueTarp to open a brewery in Tucker, GA. Which will make for an interesting beer experience.
They have tasting sessions outside only for now. They also have trivia night every Thursday as well as live bands playing on Fridays, so you can enjoy a locally made beer and some local talent.
Dragon Queen Winery: I'm not really a beer person. I love a good red wine in the fall and a light fruity rose´ in the spring. So, if you're like me and want something more from the vine, then a day trip to Grayson, GA's Dragon Queen Winery may be just the thing.
This winery is unique because it's veteran-owned. They have a variety of meads and homemade wines.
There isn't much on their Facebook page besides videos of their machines and tasty drinks that they make. They do have wine tastings every now and then.
Stay safe everyone!