It’s that time of year again: it’s time to mortgage our vital organs and children’s’ futures so that we can find the biggest, baddest, bestest deals on the latest in consumer goods. Black Friday will be here in just a few days. And I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve been there. Yes – I have camped out at Target to make sure I was in the door at midnight to save $11 on the ‘it’ toy of the year. And with the way people treat each other inside those stores, I’d rather become a hermit and never see the light of day again.
But, I bring to you today a new version of Black Friday specials … brewery specials. Below are some of the Atlanta-area breweries that are either opening their doors super early on Friday, releasing special beers, or offering other specials. Sure, you can go and sit in traffic at 4am to duke it out at the outlet mall for a parking spot, so that you can to arm-wrestle over the last piece of discounted Fisher-Price platic; or you can saddle up at one of the city’s finest watering holes for some delicious beer. I’ll let you choose …
Black Friday Beer Specials!
(note: not meant to be a comprehensive list. If there’s something you think I should add, leave it in the comments below.)
Dry County Brewing
- Open time: 5-10 am; 4-12 pm
- New release: Mint Chocolate Stout
- Also on tap: Old 41, Gourd 41, KBA, Barrel-Aged Quad and More
- Live Music: Steven Brooks Band
- Food Truck: Joella’s Hot Chicken
CCBC has created a new event for this year, special re-releases of a ton of special beers. And they’re adding a few new ones too. Head by if you’re interested in finding some bottles of:
- Concurrence Blend (#1-4)
- Subtle Alchemy Blend (#1-3)
- The Curious #14 and #15
- Many, many others
Live music from True Born Sons & the Lucky Jones.
Cherry Street Brewing
Cherry Street is back again with their Kegs N Eggs Black Friday event.
- Bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar? Check.
- Live music? Check.
- Breakfast buffet with classic Southern favorites? Check.
- Holiday beers tapping at 9:30 am? YES!
Reformation will open Friday morning at 6am and will have breakfast available from the Maple Street Biscuit Company.
Other than offering discounts on swag, Reformation and will also be busting out some vintage bourbon barrel-aged Jude and some Pinot-aged Cadence. Color me there! First come, first served.
Go big or go home. Scofflaw is crushing the Black Friday world with a six-bottle Absentium release. Available this Friday:
- Cognac Barrel Aged Absentium Stout
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Absentium Stout
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Vanilla Absentium Stout
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Coffee Absentium Stout
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Hazelnut Absentium Stout
- Rum Barrel Aged Coconut Absentium Stout
You can get a 6-pack or individual bottles. And I want all of them. ALL of them.
And it wouldn’t be Black Friday if there wasn’t someone ready to start the fun on Thursday night. Pontoon did a collab with Variant, Gate City, and Sprayberry Bottle Shop. It was a stupid-good Imperial Milk Stout that came out about a year ago. And now it’s back! This one is a must-have and Pontoon will open at 9pm Thursday night, releasing this monster into the wild. This year, it’s coming in two versions:
🍫Mexi-Cocoa – Peruvian chocolate, Vietnamese cinnamon bark & Madagascar vanilla caviar
🌰Rocky Road – Peruvian chocolate, toasted marshmallow & almonds and Madagascar vanilla caviar.
Translation? Yes, please.
Of course, there are plenty of other specials from breweries and pubs all over the city. Feel free to share your tips and tricks in the comments below. And I’ll see you out there on Friday!