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Beer Town: Max Lager’s resurrects Georgia’s first craft beer

May 5, 2017 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

JR at helenbch kickoff party

“Roberts brewed the German-style lager in celebration of the new Helenback Race Series in Helen, and a group of runners and beer drinkers were gathered to get a taste and reminisce about the early days of brewing in Georgia.” 

You can view the article on the AJC here

Cheers to the Weekend!

May 5, 2017 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

It’s Friday! We made it through another week of unpredictable Georgia weather! Max Lager’s is ready for sunshine and good times this summer, anyone else?! ☀️ And we have the perfect cocktail to make your weekend all kinds of wonderful. . .

🌅 Agave Sunset 🌅 


Herrudura Silver | Leejay Cassis | Ginger Beer

Now THAT’S a drink I can get on board with!

Come on down, grab a glass in our Old 320 Tavern, have a seat on the patio, and enjoy yourself because y’all, it’s the weekend! Cheers!🍹

Helenback Race Series Kickoff Party

April 20, 2017 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

Helenback_Collab_Kickoff Party

Where: Max Lager’s in the Old 320 Tavern

When: This Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Great Beer & Good Company–It’s A Max Lager’s Event You Don’t Want to Miss!


April 7th, 2017: National Beer Day!

April 7, 2017 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment


Happy National Beer Day from the beer enthusiasts  here at Max Lager’s! Celebrate this day with a cold pint of a Max Lager’s signature house brew! One of our favorites has made a well deserved comeback to our menu, the Wry King Max. This pumped up version of a traditional Euro-Pils features a pale straw color and a spicy finish from a blending of rye malt and Czech Saaz hops. Don’t let the light-to-medium body fool you! Max is a strong King! Cheers!



Max Lager’s Collaboration with Helenback Race Series

April 4, 2017 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment


Cheers to 19 years of brews from the Brew Master himself, John Roberts. As we celebrate all of the memories and traditions Max Lager’s has established over the years, we can’t help being a little anxious to see what our future holds. Well folks, we’ve gazed into the crystal ball, and what do you know it, IT’S BEER & RUNNING! The perfect combination! 


Max Lager’s is excited to collaborate with the guys at Helenback Race Series, Dan, Thad, and Jason, to resurrect the Helenboch beer, Georgia’s first craft beer for Georgia’s newest race series in Helen, GA. Helen is a place where the Alpines and Blue Ridge Mountains meet, a premier outdoor city to say the least. Helen’s rich history, community, and admiration for wholesome brews has been a driving force for our involvement in this collaboration.

Join Max Lager’s this April 29th at the 1st Annual Helenback Race Series in Helen, GA as Brew Master John Roberts brings life to the Helenboch beer once more. 

For race details and registration, please visit the link here.




September is the time for Oktoberfest!!!

August 29, 2016 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

September is the time for Oktoberfest! Come and explore the 30+ taps in our new Old 320 Tavern and Cityview Deck.  Kickoff Party Friday, September 9th.

Labor Day brings us the Chick-fil-A kickoff classic, so all Georgia fans are invited to make their presence known amongst the visiting North Carolina crowd.  Come early and enjoy the DragonCon parade and mingle among the Storm Troopers, spot Batman and Robin, or search for a Pokemon or two.

As for the Old 320 Tavern and Cityview Deck, we are having a Kickoff Party September 9, from 5:00 – 10:00 pm.  This is one extravaganza you will not want to miss and can find more details in our news letter link as follows:  http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Old-320-Tavern-at-Max-Lager-s.html?soid=1101345351227&aid=PMiyWk6yJ6I

DragonCon/Georgia Football

Max Lager’s will showcase DragonCon favorites Demon D’or, Max Abbey, and Monk’s Mead throughout the weekend.  Also, rumor has it we will be tapping a very special guest keg of a Star Trek beer especially for the event.


Oktoberfest will kick off on Friday the 9th of September with our first annual “Pretoberfest Party” – you know JR, he just can’t wait to drink great beer.  It’s not a real complicated event, we just want to reintroduce the upstairs at Max Lager’s – we provide live music and some bits and bites and you get to explore JR’s beer world.  JR now has a new beer playground that includes the Barrel Room that will be the center of his casking operations, the new copper clad bar that has over 30 taps and pours some of Southeast’s most sought after craft beer offerings, and the new roll down glass door that opens to the deck that offers beautiful city views and perfect Atlanta sunsets.

Finally, do not forget September 17, which is the official start of the German Oktoberfest celebration.  Rest assured you will not have to travel to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, as Max Lager’s has you covered with a fresh batch of our Oktoberfest lager.  This beer will be tapped on September 17 though it won’t last long, so get it while you can.  Otherwise you will have to wait a whole year to get it again.

On Deck

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Such a Festive Environment!!!

July 30, 2016 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

This past Saturday we held our initial beer festival here at Max Lager’s, and our apologies go out to those who missed out.  The event was nothing short of spectacular and the folks fortunate enough to be present were treated to a wide array of spectacular beer, food, and music courtesy of gr8FLdüde & frenz.  As if that were not enough, attendee Kyle Soard was lucky enough to win a beer trip of a life time to Belgium with our great friend Owen Ogletree.


Some of the beers that especially stood out include the following:

-Wicked Weed:  Fille De Ferme

-Wild Heaven:  Pluot Is Not A Planet

-Red Brick:  21st Anniversary Dark Saison

-Southern Brewing:  Dry-Hopped Foeder Beer

-Max Lager’s:  Excommunication


One other treat from the festival was the introduction of our brand new 32 tap draft system, which will be a focal point of our newly renovated tavern.  Our hope is to have the tavern completely renovated and open for service by the end of August, assuming construction stays on track.  Our guests will be treated to some of the finest brews on draft in the area, showcasing several of our limited release sour and barrel aged beers.


Finally, I would be remised if I did not tempt you with some of the upcoming beers we have in the fermenting vessels at this time.  Among other goodies the annual release of the Demon D’or and Max Abbey Belgian inspired beers are conditioning nicely and should be on tap by late August or early September.  And don’t forget the release of our Max Lager’s Oktoberfest beer September 17.

Old 320 Festival!!!

June 28, 2016 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

In case you haven’t yet heard, It’s festival time Max Lager’s fans!!!  

On Saturday, July 23 from noon – 4:00 pm, we will be celebrating Max Lager’s 1st inaugural beer festival in our 18 year history right here at 320 Peachtree Street! Coined after the number of our street address, The Old 320 Beer Fest will feature beer sampling from over 20 breweries, a commemorative sampling glass, Max Lager’s bites, live music, and a raffle ticket to win a beer journey to Belgium with our good friend Owen Ogletree. Led by Brewmaster John Roberts, our brewing team has concocted what we believe will be the quintessential summer pilsner for our craft beer enthusiasts and friends . Not to give away the surprise, but you will find this lager to be extremely zesty and refreshing for our lovely July heat.  Also, please read the article from Bob Townsend of the AJC about our beer festival as it further amplifies the excitement we are feeling at Max Lager’s (http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/food-cooking/are-local-brewpubs-the-future-of-beer-festivals/nrmQb/). 

Get your festival tickets HERE – there are very limited quantities!

Pardon our dust folks! We have some big changes coming to Max Lager’s that we are very excited about.  Not only are we refreshing our upstairs bar area, our new barrel-aging quarter will enhance the brew experience with a fresh ambiance in addition to a tap system featuring our house beer as well as some of the finest beer made in the country.  Be the first to enjoy Max Lager’s refresh at The Old 320 Beer Fest!

We tapped the Happe Hoppe Wheat IPA,  a full-bodied beer for hop heads who need some lupulin to get through the summer.  This beer is very sessionable (5.7% ABV) while carrying enough hop punch to keep you hoppy.  We also be tapped our most recent batch of Hula Hoop this week, which will please sour beer fans and hop heads alike.  Finally, our Czech Reserve Amber Lager is now flowing with a medium body balanced by generous amounts of Saaz hops.    

There are some big things in the works at Max Lager’s. Come on out and see what we are up too first hand.  


Amazing Casks!!!

May 17, 2016 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

Greetings from Max Lager’s!!!  Take a look at the mouth-watering line-up of cask conditioned beers we have coming, all of which will be tapped each Thursday at 3:00 PM.

  • May 19: White Oak White conditioned with Orange Peel
  • May 26: IMOS (Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout) aged with Roasted Coconut and Oak Spirals
  • June 2: Hopsplosion!!! Hopped up with Azacca Hops.
  • June 9: IMOS (Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout) conditioned with Bourbon soaked Coffee Beans from Ethiopia.

Things have been heating up at Max Lager’s, and our draft menu is adjusting to the temperatures accordingly.  We recently tapped our Hitze Keller-Pils (German for Heat Wave Unfiltered Pilsner), and it has been a very refreshing addition to the draft line-up with a complex hop character blending nicely with a crisp malt flavor.  While refreshing, this beer also weighs in at 5.7% ABV making it the ideal beer to enjoy with some Fire Cracker Wings on our back patio.

Sour beer fans will be happy to know that we brewed a new batch of our hoppily sour Hula Hoop Sour IPA last week.  As of publishing, the Hula Hoop is fermenting away and showing definitive signs of the tropical aromas that are sure to please all drinkers.  Look for the Hula Hoop to be on tap sometime in late June to early July.

Finally IMOS fans, we will likely have the latest batch of IMOS on tap within the next 2 weeks.  This batch is tasting amazingly well with a super soft mouth feel complementing the roasty dark chocolate malt character.  IMOS is one of those beers for all seasons and should not be missed.  Come enjoy it while it lasts!

Beer Festival Reviews!!!

April 18, 2016 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment


The weather is warming up around Atlanta and that means beer festival season is beginning to kick off.  Last month we told you about our experience at the annual Hunahpu’s day in Tampa.  In April, we were invited to attend 2 festivals, each with a slightly distinct character.

The Depot Park Beer Festival (Link:  http://bhbbirthdaybash.com/), held in Kennesaw, brought about a laid back and care free style of festival, where attendees were able to move freely around the festival grounds with little hassle.  In addition to some fabulous beer and a great environment, the entertainment consisted of a rock music lover’s dream in the form of the KISS cover band Mr. Speed.  Max Lager’s featured our very own Wry King Max Imperial Pilsner and White Oak White Belgian Wit Ale for this festival with rave reviews.  Those who wish to sample our White Oak White Belgian Wit Ale may visit White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, located at 270 Peachtree Street, in Atlanta.  This beer festival is a must for those who enjoy great beer, fun entertainment in a low key atmosphere just north of the Atlanta Perimeter.

The annual Classic City Beer Festival (Link:  http://classiccitybrew.com/) was nothing short of amazing for craft beer enthusiast seeking out one of a kind beer to sample.  Held each year in downtown Athens, this festival pays homage to traditional casks ale like no other festival in the country, with over 30 casks from all around the world.  Not a fan of cask ale?  No problem, because Classic City Beer Festival also features almost 400 draft, bottled, and canned beer as well.  Max Lager’s was extremely well represented in the Classic City with Wry King Max Imperial Pilsner, Max Black Lager, and a very sharp cask of Hopsplosion!!!  One writer from the Red&Black (Link:  Classic City Beer Festival Review) had this to say about our Hopsplosion!!! Cask:  “This IPA cuts the drinker down like a serrated knife.”  Max Black and Wry King Max are no longer available at Max Lager’s, however you will be thrilled to find our Hopsplosion IPA flowing freely from the tap.

Aside from festivals, we have been busy brewing some pretty awesome beer lately.  For all you IMOS (Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout) fans out there, fear not…  IMOS was brewed this week and is making our house yeast extremely happy right about now.  The richness of the pre-fermented wort alone was mouthwatering, leaving one to dream about the finished product.  Look for IMOS to be tapped some time in late summer.  We also just tapped the Georgia Air Lift Berliner Weisse-style beer, with a very refreshing tartness ideal for our warmer temperatures.  In fact, the Georgia Air Lift and our patio area are the perfect combination, so come see us soon!

Until next time, enjoy local craft beer and the changing of the seasons! Cheers!

Mr Speed at Depot Park Beer Festival

Mr. Speed at Depot Park Beer Festival

Classic City Festival

Michael at Classic City Beer Festival