Drink-Vote-Repeat in this month-long celebration of Cobb’s beverage producers.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite
Cobb County is fortunate to have many adult beverage producers within its borders. These companies, whose numbers grow every year, not only contribute substantially to the local economy, they also help to garner national attention for Cobb as these breweries and distilleries win national awards and win over discerning customers throughout the country who always are on the hunt for small-batch spirits and beers.
In 2022, to recognize these companies, Cobb Travel & Tourism launched an initiative called Bubbles & Brews, a celebration that takes place during the entire month of March in which craft beverage enthusiasts can travel to all of Cobb’s breweries, distilleries, meaderies, and wineries to sample each location’s unique beverages. Participants use a physical or digital “BrewPass” passport to guide them to each location to collect stamps and return the BrewPass to Cobb Travel & Tourism to earn prizes. Last year, Bubbles & Brews made nearly 159,000 impressions online, and Cobb Travel & Tourism distributed 3,000 physical BrewPasses and more than 650 digital BrewPasses to interested participants.
“Cobb is currently home to 19 craft beverage locations, each with their own special story and unique offerings,” said Holly Quinlan, President & CEO of Cobb Travel & Tourism, in a news release after last year’s event. “The craft beverage industry in our community continues to thrive, and serves as a year-round tourism attraction for both our residents and visitors. We are so proud that these business owners have chosen to call Cobb County home and add to the growing list of reasons why Cobb is Atlanta’s sweet spot.”
The breweries, distilleries, meaderies, and wineries will host special Bubbles & Brews events throughout the month that will feature fun activities and themed giveaways where guests can earn double stamps in their BrewPass. Visitors will have the chance to vote online for their favorite best-sellers, special brews, and various other categories. For more information and to secure your passes, visit bubblesandbrews.com.
Speaking of favorites, last year’s winning beverages and beverage makers in the inaugural Bubbles & Brews consisted of the following:
- Best Bubbles & Brews Beverage: Red Hare Brewing & Distilling – The Jolly Ranchare
- Best Flagship Beverage: Broken Anchor Winery – Blueberry Sunset
- Most Creative Beverage Name: Schoolhouse Brewing – Cosmic Junk Punch
- Best Patio Vibes: Horned Owl Brewing
- Best Live Music: Horned Owl Brewing
- Sweetest Game Spot: Schoolhouse Brewing
- Most Likely To Get You Into An Uber or Lyft: Burnt Hickory Brewery
- Most Instagrammable: Glover Park Brewery
- Most Likely To Make Your Facebook Friends Jealous: Dry County Brewing Co.
- Most Kid-Friendly: Reformation Brewery
- Most Dog-Friendly: Red Top Brewhouse
- Sweetest Brew Team: Dry County Brewing Co.
Participating Bubbles & Brews producers
ASW Distillery (Cumberland)
Atlanta Hard Cider Co. & Distillery (Marietta)
Broken Anchor Winery (Acworth)
Burnt Hickory Brewery (Kennesaw)
Dry County Brewing Company (Kennesaw)
Glover Park Brewery (Marietta)
Horned Owl Brewing (Kennesaw)
Ironmonger Brewing Company (Marietta)
Lazy Guy Distillery (Kennesaw)
Red Hare Brewing & Distilling (Marietta)
Red Hare – Still On the Square (Marietta)
Red Top Brewhouse (Acworth)
Reformation Brewery (Smyrna)
Schoolhouse Brewing (Marietta)
Shezmu Cellars (Marietta)
Skint Chestnut Brewing Company (Powder Springs)
Terrapin Taproom (Cumberland)
Treehorn Cider (Marietta)
Viking Alchemist Meadery (Smyrna)