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Even More Alumni Breweries

There are more than 130 craft breweries in the state of Georgia, and many of them are proudly owned and operated by UGA alumni. Craft breweries have a tremendous impact on the state’s economy and their communities. Keep scrolling through this extended list of alumni brewers.

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Arches Brewing (Daniel Beer AB ’08, JD ’11, Jeff Drake AB ’93, Ryan Fogelgren BBA ’08) is located in Hapeville, just south of Atlanta.

Normaltown Brewing (Scott Fortson BBA ’88) is a startup brewery in Athens.

Dry County Brewing Company  (Trey Sinclair BBA ’10) in Kennesaw was the first brewery in Georgia to also produce spirits.

Monday Night Brewing (Peter Kiley BS ’11) is an Atlanta-based brewery that started out of a Monday night Bible study.

Blackbird Farms Brewery (Bobby Robinett AB ’95, Melanie Loder BBA ’02, John Mallory AB ’92, Jane Gomez BSFCS ’04) is a new brewery located in Lilburn.

Candler Rail Brewery and Taqueria (Barry Lennon ABJ ’87) opened in March of 2021 in Atlanta.

Coastal Empire Beer Co. (Kevin Haborak MS ’99) is Savannah’s most award-winning production brewery.

Round Trip Brewing Company (Craig Mycoskie BSFCS ’07, Amy Mycoskie BSFCS ’06) opened in February 2021 in the Underwood Hills neighborhood of Atlanta.