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Atlanta Brewing Co


Georgia's first craft brewery is committed to brewing quality, innovative beers for the city that they love.

Atlanta Brewing Company was founded in 1993 by former Guinness executive Greg Kelly, in a small red brick building on Williams Street in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The brewery is actually the oldest operating craft brewery in the state of Georgia with a proud history of brewing innovative, award-winning beers that honor the spirit, heritage and community that has made Atlanta Brewing Co. the special place it is today.

After Atlanta Brewing Co. opened its doors, they named their flagship beer “Red Brick American Wheat,” and the name ‘Red Brick’ eventually became a nickname for the brewery itself (so much so, that in 2010 the brewery changed its public name to Red Brick Brewing Company, but recently changed it back to the original name again in 2018).

The Atlanta Brewing Co. team is currently overseen by President Garett Lockhart. Garett came to Atlanta Brewing Company in 2010 after studying at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, one of the few true brewing schools in the country. He was promoted to Brewmaster in 2013 and assumed the role of President in July of 2015. His brewing talents have been rewarded with many awards over the years and today he works closely with Head Brewer Gavin McKenna to continue the award-winning legacy of Atlanta Brewing Company by experimenting with innovative new recipes and flavors. The beers are available in the can and at the brewery taproom, which is considered one of Atlanta’s best craft beer destinations.

Atlanta Brewing Co. has come a long way in its nearly thirty-year lifespan and today the team members are stronger and more passionate about what they do than ever before.

We are happy to present two of Atlanta Brewing Company’s most celebrated offerings to our Craft Beer Club members. Enjoy!

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Trivia Time

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1. What is the science of brewing beer called?
The science of brewing beer is called Zymology.

2. What is the difference between High Gravity and Low Gravity beers?
The general difference between High Gravity and Low Gravity beers refers to the final alcohol content. The difference between the original gravity of the wort and the final gravity of the beer is an indication of how much sugar has been turned into alcohol. The bigger the difference, the greater amount of alcohol present and hence, the stronger the beer. This is why strong beers are sometimes referred to as High Gravity beers and ‘session’ or ‘small’ beers are called Low Gravity beers. Common High Gravity beer styles include Barley Wine, Imperial Porter/Imperial Stout, Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy, Imperial IPA, Wheat Wine Ale, Barrel-Aged Beer, and Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale.