Atlanta has more than 15 craft breweries in and around the city, with some conveniently located near outdoor trails. Perhaps the most known is Sweetwater Brewery, with favorites such as the extra pale ale Sweetwater 420 and the light-bodied Sweetwater Blue that hints of blueberry.
Orpheus Brewing is on the northern cusp of Piedmont Park, making for a great refresher after a day at the park. Order their plum saison “ATALANTA” with lip-puckering sourness and stone fruits. Outside the perimeter, Burnt Hickory Brewing is 3.8 miles from Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park, and they are touted as the smallest microbrewery in the city.
Chef-driven, local cuisine is the norm in Atlanta. Even better though, is that the chefs in town are passionate about adventure too. At Table & Main, chef Woolery Back not only turns out Southern comfort dishes such as shrimp n grits and southern fried chicken, but he also logs hundreds of miles in ultra-distance races. A handful of chefs and restaurateurs spend time in the saddle with century rides, such as chef Jamie Adams of the classic Italian gem Veni Vidi Vici.