Best Brews in North Georgia Mountains: Whistle Top Brew Company

If you’re looking for some traditional southern hospitality, look no further than veteran-owned Whistle Top Brew Company in Cornelia, GA. This homegrown business started in 2014 as the area’s first growler shop and has evolved into a casual place to unwind, connect with friends, listen to live music, and enjoy the taste of fine craft beers. 

Whistle Top Brew Company was started by a father-son duo. Gary Hulsey, the owner of Hulsey’s Appliance and Refrigeration, located next door to Whistle Top, helped his son Scott convert part of his storefront into a growler shop. And as they say, the rest is history. The father and son team did all the work themselves to take an empty space and turn it into the charming gathering place that it is now.

Try out their crisp “Sandy Blonde” or go for the sour “Hay Fever”, which is always a big hit for sour fans who like a funky brew. “Honey Heartbreak” is another guest favorite, made of “real honey and real heartbreak”. Half the fun of a visit to Whistle Top Brew Company is deciding which flavors to bring home with you in their custom growlers. Hang onto those growlers, too, because you can bring them back later for a refill.

For the full experience, take a look at their website or Facebook page for upcoming events. “Brains and Beer” trivia night happens one Saturday a month; and live music and food trucks make regular appearances as well.

Whistle Top Brew Company is located in the heart of downtown Cornelia at 248 N Main Street. Its hours are Thursday-Friday 4pm-10pm and Saturday 1pm-10pm (closed Sunday-Wednesday). 

We at Lucille’s are passionate about sharing local businesses and local culture with our guests. Its what makes a trip to our inn so unique. And it’s what makes life in the Georgia mountains worth sharing! Book a reservation today and immerse yourself in some southern charm!

Call for a reservation (706-878-5055)—or book a stay online. See you soon!