By: Brittany Bowes | Photography: Brenna Beech
Warm weather is finally here, and what better way to spend spring and summer than relaxing with a cold beer in hand? But not just any beer - beer made right here in Athens. One of the many advantages of living in the Classic City is the availability of fresh local brews right at your fingertips. Among these breweries are Copper Creek, Creature Comforts and Terrapin.
At Copper Creek, Brewmaster Matt Buley is proud of the fact that he makes the beer himself, and that’s what makes it so special. “We don’t like moving liquids – it’s difficult – so we produce our beer here,” Buley says. “We like to use as many different yeast strains as possible. We want all our beers to be different from each other.” Variety is value at this brewery. For that reason, they don’t carry the same summer beers each year because it’s important to bring something new to the table (or the bar).