Ivy loves stouts. He likes darker beers and says Line Creek usually has a good selection. But his wife prefers lighter beers and loves the pilsners Line Creek has to offer.
“Our visits are seasonal,” Ivey said. “From spring to autumn, we go weekly to one of the local breweries.”
The couple also enjoy visiting the Awkward Brewery on Lee Street and Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar on Trilith Parkway in Fayetteville.
“Awkward has a good selection of beers and they also have good outdoor seating,” Ivey said. – We also really like it.
He said that after the COVID-19 pandemic, he and many others tend to want to visit places where they can sit outdoors.
“At Awkward Brewing, seating outside is comfortable and you can enjoy beer and friends. Sometimes we go with friends, but sometimes it’s just me and my wife.”
Jeff Longino said he likes Line Creek as well as the Senoia Beer Company on Main Street in Senoia, about 20 minutes from Fayetteville. He loves the community vibe they offer.
“So many breweries have popped up,” he said. “To some extent, they tend to have a relatively similar vibe. We’re going to Line Creek, but the Senoia Beer Company is newer. I prefer dark beer. My favorites tend to be porters and stouts.”
Longino said both of these breweries are in the entertainment and dining area. He and his wife Holly can meet her parents or friends for dinner and a beer afterwards. Breweries provide a relaxed atmosphere that facilitates socializing.
“A few years ago I went to the UK on a business trip, and as an American, I liked the pub mentality there,” he said. “This is the central meeting point. I left with the thought that here in our sprawling suburbs, we had lost that central meeting place with our neighbors. These breweries are taking steps in that direction.”
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