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Dennis Malcolm Byron aka Ale Sharpton is a world-renowned beer authority, award-winning journalist, photographer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist to name a few of his roles while passionately traveling the globe to cover what he terms “the world’s best beverage” for more than two decades. Although a native New Yorker and a Cornell University alumnus, Ale proudly calls Atlanta his home. Follow Ale’s globetrotting adventures on his captivating Instagram (@realalesharpton), Twitter (@alesharpton), and his website (

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

This restaurant/brewery thankfully fills a void in the swanky Buckhead district.

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Atlantucky Brewing

Owned and operated by the Nappy Roots, this Castleberry brewery has it all.

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Hippin’ Hops Brewery & Oyster Bar

The first Black-owned brick-and-mortar brewery in the entire state of Georgia.

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Eventide Brewing at The Beacon

Eventide is all about trivia, a constant rotation of food trucks, and serving up crowd favorite brews.

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Three Taverns Imaginarium

A experimental brewery with lots of limited-edition brews located in Grant Park’s historic Atlanta Dairies complex.

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Elsewhere Brewing at The Beacon

Elsewhere in Grant Park is where beer advocates and cycling clubs kick back.

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Orpheus Brewing

No Greek tragedies here. Just good IPAs, stouts, and wild-fermented and sour beers.