Beer


Year-Round 

Southside Lager

This American amber lager celebrates our grassroots beginning on the Southside. We first brewed this beer in 2005 at our East Point home brewery. It was one of our original and most cherished recipes. It was developed with a simple American grain bill to produce a profile which is light enough for Summer and hearty enough for Winter. This style offers a malty foundation with a distinct color and a hint of caramel from the old-world techniques used in the brewing process. We add noble hops to create balance and a mild spicy bitterness. It was born on the Southside. ABV: 5.4%
Available on draft and six-pack cans.

Queen's Weiss

Pronounced "Queen's Vice", this traditional Hefeweizen is a flavorful light-bodied ale that is designed on a Bavarian water profile. The high wheat content gives it crispness, a cloudy pale yellow color, and the noble hops contribute to the subtle bitterness. The star is the yeast, one of the oldest strains in the world, which undergoes a stressing process to give bright clove and banana flavors, with a subtle pink bubble gum aftertaste. ABV: 5.2%
Available on draft and six-pack cans.

Southern Bel'

This deep Belgian pale with a traditional pilsner malt character and slight toasted biscuit notes. Dark fruity Belgian esters are complemented by exotic coconut, clove and vanilla captured from the introduction of exotic Peruvian wood. A subtle yet complex beer for the discerning palate. ABV: 6.8%
Available on draft and six-pack cans.

Mexican Empire

The Vienna lager was reborn in the 19th century when Napoleon III conquered Mexico. He brought an influx of European brewers to the continent, reintroducing the style with great success. The style is defined by its malt profile. Designed on Vienna water, it offers an aesthetically pleasing amber hue from the kilned Vienna malt providing a nutty, smooth flavor. Light noble hop bitterness takes a back seat to the character of the malt. Little yeast character is contributed for a clean, dry finish. ABV: 5.2%
Available on draft and six-pack cans.
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Seasonal

Five Week Sail (January-March)

The Baltic porter, an enchanted style that originated in the Baltic States in the 18th century. This unique style combines the bold flavor of an English Porter and richness of a Russian Imperial Stout. It is the only porter that is a lager, as cold fermentation was necessary to preserve it during the long voyage across the Baltic Sea. This strong style boasts a roasty, caramel profile accompanied by mild chocolate undertones. It pairs very well with powerful meats, particularly game, and other hearty Nordic cuisines. ABV: 8.0%

Mystik Bock (March-May)

This traditional German lager originated in the 14th-century and was lagered in caves through Winter to be consumed to celebrate the coming of Spring. The strong, sweet malt character is the hallmark of the style, complemented by a deep amber color. The malt character is balanced by a slight hop bitterness that allows the toasted grain and caramel flavors to shine through. ABV: 7.2%

Bohemian Riot (May-September)

In 1838, after nearly 600 years of inconsistent and poor quality beer, the people of Pilsen (an old Bohemian town) began an upheaval throughout the city, dumping full barrels in the streets to show their dissatisfaction. The city officials formed a city-owned brewery that would begin brewing only bottom-fermented beers. Lagers were born. This classic style is built on a simple grain bill, brewed with traditional lager ingredients delivering a clean, light-bodied style. Noble hops add slight bitterness while allowing the distinctive spicy and piney aroma characteristics to show through. With a crisp, dry finish, this style is best enjoyed in warm temperatures. ABV: 5.3%

Ennoblement (October-January)

An Imperial Pilsner developed with a larger than normal grain bill which provides a bready malt character, higher alcohol content, and balance. The name Ennoblement comes from the substantial addition of noble hops used to finish this classic pilsner style.  This style is strong enough to compliment any hearty food item on the menu, yet delicate enough to enjoy on its own. ABV: 8.2%

Equilibrium

A double dry-hopped American pale ale that acknowledges our chemistry roots and is defined by balance. Specifically developed to combine the best of old-world and new world pale ales - coupling a bitter and malty foundation with citrus, pine, and melon undertones. A well-rounded style that showcases the wide spectrum and history of the style. ABV: 5.6%

Midday (October-April)

This porter was designed as an entrance to Winter. It's roasty characteristics and medium body is complimented coffee and chocolate tones. The addition of lactose leaves some unfermentable sugars which balance out the roast with residual sweetness and smooth mouthfeel. This style fits perfect alongside a hearty Fall or early-Winter meal. ABV: 6.0%

Festbier (September-October)

This traditional lager was designed to celebrate the coming of harvest in Munich. The nutty, sweet malt character serves as a hearty base in this beer. The spicy yet elegant hop character balances the malt body and provides a sharp bitterness before a clean finish. ABV: 6.3%

Winter's Night (December-February)

Munich Dunkel is a culture-defining style that has been brewed for over five centuries. This traditional European dark lager is characterized by a striking dark color and a strong malt flavor. It is complemented by an elusive light mouthfeel which offers a clean crisp finish. This style pairs well with a hearty meal on a cold winter night. ABV: 5.5%

Two Dukes (December-January)

A strong Scotch ale built on peat-smoked malt and roasted barley which showcases a deep smoky aroma. Designed on an Edinburgh water profile, the robust malt gives this beer enough body to sustain the smoke without weighing it down. The English hop profile accentuates spicy and herbal notes. This one is particularly delicious next to a firepit or alongside smoked meats. ABV: 7.4%

Limited Production & Specialty

Triboulet

Triboulet draws its name from the Court Jester infamous for his wit and mischievous influence over the French Royal Court. This India Pale Lager (IPL) is brewed with modern hopping techniques and lager yeast, creating a balanced, hoppy lager that offers juicy bitterness and a crisp finish. Flaked high-protein grains add a slight haze and smooth mouthfeel. The playful and imaginative nature of this beer embodies the spirit of the exuberant jester and offers a bold expression of the adventurous side of craft lagers. ABV: 5.8% | IBU: 60

Barnard's Muse

An authentic, true-to-style west country English bitter, recognized in England as a session beer full of flavor. A hearty base of Golden Promise with layered crystal malts offers a bready, caramelly canvas that exudes dark fruit. This maltiness is complemented by the soft, apple-fruity character provided by the traditional English yeast. The fruit is balanced by a floral hop aroma and flavor and a firm bitterness in the finish. ABV: 4.8%

Ruckus Red

This American red ale combines both American malt and Munich specialty malts to produce a style that bridges tradition and triumph. A malt forward, deep red style that has been gently hopped to create balance and cleanliness. This specialty style is brewed to celebrate the sports teams that call Atlanta home. ABV: 5.8%

Heritage

Heritage is important here in the south. We are fiercely proud of our landscape, culture, food, and music. For Heritage, our aptly-named Helles-style Lager, we wanted to keep the recipe close to home. The beer’s grain bill consists of only one grain, 6-row barley pilsner malt, sourced from Riverbend Malt House in Riverbend, NC. Riverbend’s mission is to provide craft brewers with locally-farmed, artisan malts that bring depth and character to their passion, while greatly lessening the local industry’s impact on the planet. Their 6-row is slightly undermodified and kilned at a lower temperature than other malts, producing a grassy, grainy flavor perfect for this Helles-style lager. ABV: 4.8%

Black Gold

Built on a traditional Schwarzbier base, this German dark lager blends light notes of roast and chocolate with a citrus and floral bouquet. An aggressive hop profile featuring three American hop varieties provides just enough bitterness to balance the beer’s signature roast character. While dark in color, Black Gold drinks incredibly light at a sessionable 5.3% ABV.

Pomona

The first of its style brewed at Arches, Pomona is a refreshing fruited Gose bursting with tropical flavors. Named after the Roman goddess of fruit trees, gardens, and orchards, this sour ale is light in body but packs a tart punch with the addition of three sea salts from Atlanta’s own Beautiful Briny Sea. The beer’s salinity is balanced with a generous puree of pineapple and blood orange, creating an incredibly quenchable Gose perfect for the coming of fall. ABV: 4.8%

Low Viz

Meteorological visibility refers to the transparency of air. Fortunately for us, we’re not piloting aircrafts during low visibility advisories like so many of our friends in the Atlanta Airport District. Low Viz is our take on one of the preeminent trends in craft beer -- the hazy IPA. We blended three “juicy” hop varieties to produce notes of tropical fruit, orange, and cotton candy. A healthy addition of flaked oats and malted wheat result in a cloudy appearance and pillowy-soft mouthfeel. Drink now before it disappears. ABV: 6.7%

Lagerdoodle

When you cross a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, you get a Labradoodle. This got us thinking. What would happen if we brewed a hoppy lager with lactose sugar, vanilla, and a fruit puree? The Lagerdoodle was born. Brewed with lager yeast, this milkshake-style IPL is bursting with flavors of strawberry and vanilla. A generous dry-hopping of Pekko, Bru-1, and Mosaic provide a dank, juicy bitterness that balances out the sweetness of the fruit and milk sugar. As if that wasn’t enough, flaked oats and wheat were added to round out the beer’s creamy mouthfeel. While we generally err on the side of tradition, this beer is as untraditional as it gets. Drink fresh and do not leave unattended. ABV: 6.2%

Dogwood Best Bitter

A traditional English style built on the popularization of the Pale Ale. This particular Bitter was fermented in a neutral wine barrel to allow the yeast to produce a complex ester profile and carbonated to a low level to remain true to English tradition. ABV: 4.5% / IBU: 33

Bad Jester

Bad Jester is a double India Pale Lager that doesn’t joke around. Using the same grain bill as our popular Triboulet IPL, we loaded this beer with a unique hop blend that offers bold notes of mango, citrus, lemon, and pine. A strong malt body provides just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness of the surly Jester. ABV: 9.5%

Retrospection

From 1920 until 1933, a nationwide constitutional ban prevented the production and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States. Prior to this period in American history, immigrant German brewers often brewed traditional German lagers using ingredients domestically available in the United States. A generous amount of corn and six-row barley round out Retrospection, our “Pre-Prohibition” style lager. The addition of noble hops provide a subtle, crisp bitterness that balances the sweetness of the corn. ABV: 6.2%

 Southside Sour

This American-style sour ale was soured with lactobacillus harvested from a local yogurt and then fermented with an English ale yeast. Finally, it was dosed with roughly a tenth of its weight in mango and pink guava puree. All of these elements combine to create an incredibly enjoyable and refreshing drinking experience. ABV: 4.2% / IBU: 9 

Modern Era

A craft light lager pairing flavor and substance. This crisp contemporary light lager is the perfect beer for Georgia's blazing summer. It's brewed with a healthy portion of flaked corn and a late addition of Callista Hops that provide notes of sweet corn and fresh peaches. If America had a flavor, this would be it. ABV: 3.8%

Commonplace

We packed eight pounds of fresh Georgia peaches per barrel in Commonplace, our Belgian table beer, making this historically light and refreshing style even more refreshing. The addition of Citra hops provide subtle notes of citrus, while traditional Belgian yeast character helps round out the beer’s tart, dry finish. Commonplace is best enjoyed with good company, free of mobile devices and other electronic distractions. ABV: 3.3%

Bögen Pils

In the late 1800s, the popularity of the Czech-style pilsner led German brewers to create their own variety using the country’s signature water profile and available domestic hops. Bögen, translated to “Arches” in German, pours a golden blonde color with a pure white head. This crisp, dry pilsner is light in body and exhibits a bready, spicy aroma. While the beer finishes exceptionally clean, pronounced noble hop bitterness is present from the addition of Perle, Hallertauer, and Tettnang hops. ABV: 5.5%

Queen's Little Secret

An inspired imperial version of our Queen's Weiss. Brewed with one and a half times the malt, this imperial Hefeweizen style projects fuller, richer, and more assertive characteristics than its sessionable counterpart. This hearty twist on a classic Bavarian style is intended to fill you with warmth and finish with the slightest hint of banana bread and cloves. ABV: 7.5%

Jubilance

A rich and spicy holiday ale to celebrate the joyous time of year.  Created with seven different grains, this style offers a sweet and slightly toasted foundation.  Honey lightens the body and dries the finish out.  Ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon contribute to the character of the beer, contributing to the nose of the beer and adding the bite of spice.  The hop profile is light, but compliments the spices by contributing a gentle aroma and mild bitterness.  This limited release is perfect for a fireside chat with family and friends. ABV: 8.5%

Rough & Ready

Released four times per year. This heavyweight double IPA has a strong pine and resin hop bitterness, checking in at 100 IBUs. Some light citrus hop aroma rounds out the hop character. A strong malt body provides enough sweetness to support the bitterness, and dark golden color. This beer was specifically designed to complement, not overpower, our rotating lineup of lagers. ABV: 9% / IBU: 100

Dubbel

Dark golden in color, we use all Belgian base grain to develop the malty backbone characteristic of the style. The Antwerp, Belgium water profile is used to accentuate the overall sweetness and allow the bittering hops to balance the spiciness created by the and Belgian yeast and specialty malts. Honey, chocolate, and biscuit create a unique profile while cellaring the beer at 50 degrees for up to 3 months helps to mature all the flavors. ABV: 8%

Tripel

A centuries-old favorite, we start by using a Belgian water profile which highlights the malt & ester character. We use 2nd generation yeast that was fed by Southern Bel’ giving fruity esters that complement the style. Slightly toasted grains are coupled with several additions of Candi sugar. The final act of this style is portrayed through light spice, a subtle bitterness, and a hint of orange peel contributing to the aroma and taste. ABV: 8.5%

Quadrupel

This limited release Belgian specialty combines seven grains to create a complex flavor profile with biscuit, caramel, and chocolate character. Dark fruit undertones come from the addition of twenty pounds of dates and five pounds of raisins, which are pureed and caramelized before adding them to the boil. Minimal hop contributions prevent the sweetness of the fruit and candi sugar from becoming cloying without contributing bitterness. This style is aged for 9-12 months before released each year in the Fall. ABV: 12.5%

Cabergé

Released once a year in winter. A big, bold ale with an inky black color and a roast character that brings out notes of coffee and chocolate.  Strong bittering hops provide a subtle spice character to enhance the malt body.  After aging for more than a year, this beer will rest for 8 weeks in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel to acquire underlying tannins and dark fruit flavors. ABV: 9.4%

Four Fiddlers

A Belgian Quadrupel brewed on Antwerp's classic water profile. We craft this specialty style using additions of dates, raisins, and dark Belgian candi sugar which together offer a dark amber color and bold stone fruit aromas. The flavorful esters from Belgian Trappist yeast are married with the powerful body over a nine month resting period. Finally, it is finished in Fiddler Bourbon barrels from Atlanta-based ASW Distillery. This bold yet balanced style is best enjoyed in the colder winter months. ABV: 13.5%