Whether you gorged yourself on turkey with all the fixings, or never moved from three NFL games on TV — or quite possibly, and hopefully, both. The last thing any sane person would do would be to wake up before dawn and go shopping. Alas, sanity quite frequently gets thrown out the window on Black Friday in search of special deals for just about anything.
Why not get great deals on beer?
Here are a number of different deals and interesting ways to spend your Black Friday in this special edition of This Weekend in Atlanta Beer:
Cherry Street Brewing Company
5810 Bond Street, Cumming, GA 30040 and 6640 Town Square, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Cherry Street’s annual Kegs n’ Eggs Black Friday event will happen at both locations and offer special Bloody Mary and mimosa drinks and a number of new beer releases, including: Dark Necessities (black IPA), Oasis (imperial stout), Decos (double espresso chocolate oatmeal stout), and a number of bottle collaborations between Cherry Street and big-time Atlanta beer players like Monday Night Brewing, Sprayberry Bottle Shop, and Dawson Fine Spirits, to name a few.
Glover Park Brewery
65 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA, 30060
If you’re on Marietta Square for Black Friday, Glover Park is offering your first Base Camp Lager at 50% off.
343 US-23, Suwanee, GA 30024
StillFire opens at noon on Black Friday with special merchandise deals, plus a new beer called Black Winter, which is a Black IPA. While you’re there, don’t forget to try an Orange Diva Wit Beer. While it’s not a holiday beer, it did win a bronze medal at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival.
105 Elm Street, Woodstock, GA, 30188
Reformation will open at 6 a.m. with 20% all branded merchandise and special Black Friday beers and bottle service.
Dry County Brewing Company
1500 Lockhart Drive NW, Kennesaw, GA, 30144
Dry County opens at 5 a.m. every year on Black Friday for a dark beer celebration. Here are a few of their brews, and let’s face it, drinking at 5 a.m. has to be kind of cool: Bone Music Imperial Stout, Bone Music Old Fashioned Barrel Variant, Bone Music Coconut Hazelnut Variant, Rum Barrel Aged Porter, Bourbon Barrel Belgian Quad, Rye Barrel Bad Hombre.
1440 Dutch Valley Place NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324
Orpheus is lauded for their stouts, and their barrel-aging program is fire. Knowing that makes what’s happening on Black Friday special. Orpheus is reaching into their cellar and bring out a ton of options. Some of the options available: Ye Who Enter Here Reserve (Imperial Stout), Double Barrel Dreams of a Distant Past (Strong Ale), many versions of Stouts All The Way Down, bottle pours from their 2015 blend The 12th Labor, plus they have more than 10 different barrel-aged stouts on draft, too.
Red Hare Brewing Company
1998 Delk Industrial Blvd SE, Marietta, GA 30067
Red Hare will off $4 Coconut Coffee Porter drafts and open at 12:30 p.m. on Black Friday.
Contrast Artisan Ales
5504 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA, 30341
Contrast Artisan Ales is offering 10% off all merch AND to-go beers. While you’re there, they’ll have a just-tapped batch of their double dry hopped IPA, Fresh Eyes. Also, grab their Kolsch, Chug Rocket, if there are any available in cans.