- Eileen Falkenberg-Hull for The AJC
There's good news, parents. When you are planning your next tasting trip, you can plan on Georgia's breweries welcoming your entire family. Yes, entire family means kids too!
The Avondale Estates brewery takes their "Serve Your Neighbor" tagline to a whole new level not only welcoming families on Sundays but also providing games and kid-friendly beverages, like juice and pop, for children.
Parents, joined by their children, can take advantage of one of Wild Heaven's many tour options.
If your kids need to get some energy out so that you get the tasting experience you want, head to Wild Heaven's patio where cornhole is set up alongside plenty of seating.
In the spirit of supporting their neighborhood and small business, Wild Heaven often hosts local vendors for pop-up events during the weekend and fundraisers for local charities such as the upcoming fundraiser for Giving Kitchen.
135B Maple St, Avondale Estates.
Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah offers a rotating selection of house-brewed beers inside their West Bay Street restaurant. You don't have to leave your kids at home or with a hotel babysitter to enjoy the brew.
A $6 kids menu is available for lunch or dinner, which gives you the perfect excuse to take your entire family out to eat while you try one or more of their beers in the historic restaurant, which some say is haunted.
21 West Bay St., Savannah.
Made for children of all ages, Red Hare Brewing Company's root beer is served during each of their tours. Described as having a "sweet creamy finish," the root beer is made with cane sugar and offered to each tour goer as well as designated drivers and children.
1998 Delk Industrial Blvd., Marietta.
Not only is Terrapin family-friendly, they're also pet-friendly! However, pets can't take the tours. Each tour gives visitors the ability to sample from the taps in the indoor tasting room and, weather permitting, enjoy the company's large yard.
While the brewery does not provide non-alcoholic drinks (other than water) or food to its guests or offer them for sale, they do allow you to bring them in. Tour goers are also welcome to purchase from food trucks that regularly stop by the brewery and enjoy them on-site.
265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens.
Remember, if you want to tour, wear closed toed shoes.
If you care to tie one on with the family in tow, Monday Night Brewing is the place. Their relaxed atmosphere encourages families and man's best friend to tour, sip, stay and play at their brewery off Howell Mill Road in Atlanta.
For the kids, there's ginger soda on tap and for the adults there's a bar full of Monday Night favorites like Eye Patch Ale, Drafty Kilt and Fu Man Brew.
Plan on visiting early during their tour hours for the best parking. When the weather is nice, head outside for a game of cornhole; when the weather's not so nice, stay inside for a game of shuffleboard.
670 Trabert Ave. NW.
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