Fairly Local IPA


Review Date 12/30/2019    By John Staradumsky

These days, I drink fairly local. Rest assured, I drink plenty of beers “from away” (as they say in Maine) too. But the largest percentage of beers I drink are from Georgia and North Carolina. Hey, I live in North Georgia. What did you expect? Tonight, I’m really drinking fairly local. Fairly Local IPA that is, from Georgia’s Dry County Brewery.

Dry County beers are featured as beer of the month for December of 2019 at the Taco Mac chain. There isn’t much information about this one on the brewery website, but the Taco Mac beer menu says this about the beer:

A hazy IPA brewed with local grain from Dayspring Farms (near Athens, GA).

I like the idea of a beer brewed with local grains. I wanted to learn more about Dayspring Farms, so I binged them, and found their website:


They are a family operation running an organically certified organic operation here in Georgia. It’s nice to know you are supporting them when you enjoy a glass of Dry County Fairly Local IPA. The beer has an alcohol content of 5% by volume and I paid $6.80 for a 23-ounce mug at Taco Mac, and that with a free glass. Bring that glass into the Dry County tap room in the month of january and get a 20 ounce fill for the price of a pint!

My mug of Dry County Fairly Local IPA arrived a hazy orange amber in color with a moderate head formation and citrusy orange and grapefruit in the nose. I get more of that in the palate though the grapefruit is of a bitter rind sort. The beer is thinner in body than I like, even for the style (New England IPA). It finishes minty bitter.

Tasty enough, and a beer I would drink again for sure.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.