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Locally crafted Southern Beers in Woodstock, GA

When it comes to food and drink in Woodstock Georgia – or anywhere in the South – it’s no secret that we love the traditional favorites. A cold beer, especially if it’s a local brew, is something that any true Southerner will enjoy.

At Freight Kitchen & Tap, we excel in sourcing unique local brews. It’s actually a common misconception that craft beer is by its nature big and bold and high in alcohol content. This definitely isn’t always true. There are certainly lighter styles of craft beer made all over the U.S. The concept of craft production is really a function that describes the artisan small production nature of the brewer and not necessarily a specific style.

woodstock_ga_restaurant_local_craft_beersFor most Southerners – and especially at Freight Kitchen & Tap – we focus on the experience, aroma and tastes of local brews. Here are some of the beers that we serve at our restaurant in Woodstock, GA:

Ode to Mercy Imperial Brown Ale by Wild Heaven Brewing (Atlanta)

This beer is designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a unique Southern flair. Ode to Mercy Imperial Brown Ale is an all-grain beer that doesn’t contain adjunct sugars, its mahogany red-brown with a thick froth. People describe this beer as mildly crisp and creamy with medium bitterness and a hint of butter and spice.

Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale

Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is the first beer in the world that is made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans give this beer a unique nutty characteristic with hints of caramel and malt. It won the Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the specialty beer category. 

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co (Kiln, Mississippi)

This milk / sweet stout style beer is brewed by the Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in Kiln, Mississippi.  It is brewed with sweet potatoes and lactose (milk sugar). The taste has been described as ‘impressive’, with added notes of coffee, caramel and roasted chocolate.

Long Day Lager by Red Hare Brewing Co. (Marietta, Georgia)

This light beer has a 5% alcohol content, but still tastes like a traditional strong lager. The rich yellow and gold color beer tastes of biscuit and malt with a great crisp, dry finish. The Long Day Lager is definitely one of the most popular refreshments on a hot summer day.

Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale by Monday Night Brewing Co. (Atlanta)

The Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale is a well-balanced, malty brew with excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma of the Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale includes dark chocolate, caramel, bread and sweet malt. Enjoy the flavors of subtle smoke, nuts, fruit and milk chocolate with this local beer. 

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale by Lexington Brewing Co

The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is an award-winning, unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Enjoy the familiar, yet subtle flavors of vanilla and oak that has rested in charred barrels. If you’re looking for a smooth and robust brew, this one is a winner.

If you’re looking for a unique Southern experience with flair, come and visit Woodstock. Not only will Woodstock be the new home of the Reformation Brewery, but we’ve also got excellent restaurants like Freight Kitchen & Tap where you can enjoy an all-round traditional, yet modern take on Southern food and drink.

For more information about restaurants in Woodstock, GA, contact Freight Kitchen & Tap today.


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  1. You forgot Dry County Brewery, brewed in Kennesaw. Just had it there, Namesake blonde, it’s my new favorite craft beer and was excited to see that you served it Freight Kitchen and Tap.

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