I am not really familiar with the craft beer scene in GA. I've only been to a few breweries/ brewery style restaurants since i moved out here (been here a while just don't get out much).I hope to attend a festival sometime this year.
As for personal experience, I've completed 4 batches, (3 extract, 1 BIAB). I am learning and improving my technique as i get involved in the process further. One thing i know for sure, i hate bottling! i need a kegerator fast!