Georgia fans have perfected the art of red and black Saturdays in Athens every fall. Tailgating is a fun precursor to a football game, but for those without parking passes or tickets, it can be a little tougher to find the right spot to cheer on their favorite team. Local breweries offer a great tailgating experience for those in need or for those who don’t want to commit to that much planning and effort for every game. Breweries have the beer, the space, and the entertainment. They allow outside food, and food trucks or restaurants are never far away. They have plenty of parking, and they’re happy to host football fans, families, and (friendly, leashed) dogs on football weekends in Athens.
By Kathleen Mansfield