The Abide Brewing Company in Newnan, Georgia is the very definition of the word small. In fact, Abide is the smallest Nano Brewery in Georgia and opens only a few days a month for tours and sampling.
Started by local home brewers Matthew Kapusta, Evan Scanlan, and Philip Leonard, Abide brewing is focused on Ales and other comfort beers that will appeal to mainstream beer aficionados. Their year ’round offerings are all ales with ABVs ranging from 5.2% to 6%, including the Local Pale Ale, Coweta Common Ale, Brown’s Mill Brown Ale, and Asian Persuasion Ale. Several rotating seasonal beers of various varieties are available periodically.
With a wide array of comfort beers always on tap, as well as very little emphasis on the overly popular IPA’s that are readily available everywhere, the Three Spirits Brewery, located at 5046 Old Pineville Road in Charlotte, North Carolina is unique in a region teeming with exceptional breweries. But, it’s not just the beer that makes Three Spirits such a draw; it’s the story of the people behind the brews that ranks this brewery among our favorites.
It’s called the Gravity BrewWorks and it’s located at 11512 Highway 14 East in Big Flat, Arkansas. The address, however, can be a bit deceiving. This nano-brewery in north central Arkansas is WAY off the beaten path.
Unless you have a natural sense of direction, locating this brewery & tasting room can be a bit of a challenge for city-dwellers and travelers alike. It’s over 2-hours from both Springfield and Little Rock; it’s more than 3-hours from Tulsa and Memphis. In fact, the brewery is so used to visitors getting lost along the way that they added their GPS coordinates to their website: GPS: 36 degrees 0′ 29.32″N 92 degrees 22′ 44.91″W