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Grab a to-go beer at these local breweries

ATLANTA — With temperatures climbing into the low-80s and the sun out, it’s time to hit up a patio or brewery and enjoy some good times with friends.

But with the coronavirus pandemic, you can’t just round up your friends and head out for afternoon or night of celebration. Instead, you’ll have to improvise.

All Atlanta-area taprooms have been temporarily closed, but many of them now offer brews to go.

During the pandemic, give some new beers a taste by trying some brews from a brewery you’ve never experienced before. Just remember: Don’t drink and drive.

President Franklin Roosevelt said, upon signing the Cullen-Harrison Act, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”

That seems like good advice now, too. The 1933 Cullen-Harrison act legalized the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% or lower. Prohibition had ended sales of drinks with more than 0.5% alcohol in 1920.

Check out these breweries around Atlanta that offer brews to go:

Arches Brewing at 3361 Dogwood Dr. Hapeville

1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Dry County Brewing

12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Gate City Brewing at 43 Magnolia St. Roswell

11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Glover Park Brewery at 65 Atlanta St SE, Marietta

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jekyll Brewing at 15 Academy St, Alpharetta

10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Monday Night Brewing at 670 Trabert Ave NW Atlanta

1 p.m.- 6 p.m.

New Realm Brewing at 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Unit 101, Atlanta

12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Oconee Brewing at 202 N West St, Greensboro

Fridays 3 p.m.-6 p.m. & Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Reformation Brewery at 105 Elm Street Woodstock

Noon-8 p.m.

Sceptre Brewing at 630 East Lake Dr., Suite E, Decatur

2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Second Self Beer at 1317 Logan Circle Atlanta

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

SweetWater Brewing at 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta

Noon-7 p.m.

Wild Heaven at 135B Maple St. Decatur

Avondale 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub at 292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta

Noon-8 p.m.