Who says lighter beers have to be boring? Wild Heaven Craft Beers has taken on that challenge with their brand new brew Let There Be Light. As the brewery’s first “sessionable” beer, Let There Be Light comes in at only 4.7% ABV yet is full of flavor. Starting with both barley and wheat, brewmaster Eric Johnson added two rare hops—Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace—along with a bit of orange peel, to create a complex beer with a citrus note that will change the way you think about “light” beer.
Let There Be Light will debut as the featured February “Beer of The Month” at several Georgia Taco Mac locations: Atlanta Metropolis (Peachtree Street), Virginia-Highland, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Perimeter, Buford, Kennesaw, Newnan, Roswell (Crabapple) and Marietta (Dallas Highway).
A few days back, “writerchad” mentioned in passing that Ale Yeah! would begin selling growlers this Thursday. I checked in with Eddie at Ale Yeah! and he confirmed that was the plan, however he still had his fingers crossed that yesterday’s tap installation went smoothly.
Apparently it did, because he just wrote back…
We will be pouring growlers today at 6pm. Nick Purdy with Wild Heaven will be buying the first one and giving it away to a lucky customer!
Starting with an exclusive one-night launch at Decatur’s Ale Yeah! Craft Beer Market on Monday, May 9th at 5 p.m., Wild Heaven bottles will roll out in the Atlanta market on Tuesday, May 10th with other markets to follow. The beer will be available in Atlanta at Ale Yeah!; Hop City Craft Beer & Wine; all locations of Green’s Discount Beverage Stores; Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits, all intown Whole Foods locations; and northside Total Wine locations. Dozens of additional stores metrowide will be carrying the beer by Wednesday.
From the city of Avondale Estates “City Happenings” email…
It’s official! Wild Heaven Craft Beers has signed a lease on an 8,000 square foot building at the end of Maple Street next to the MARTA tracks with plans to renovate the vacant facility into a world-class brewery in Avondale Estates. Congratulations!
“We’re hoping we can be a part of reinvigorating the downtown, especially in the wake of (the Publix development) falling apart,” said Nick Purdy, president of Wild Heaven Craft Beers. “Our brewery is meant to be a destination, with tours, tastings and live music – so we hope to bring lots of people into Avondale in the coming years.”
In a recent article on Patch, Purdy says he’s already in the process of executing plans to open a permanent brewery in Decatur “as soon as 2012”. He won’t give up the specific location, but says it’s near the old Paste offices at East Decatur Station and that he’s already “deep into the process” of making it a reality.
In terms of what he’d like Wild Heaven to most be like, Purdy cites breweries like Dogfish Head, Allagash, Avery, Russian River and Stone.
FOLIO reports that over $250,000 in donations have saved Decatur-based Paste Magazine from folding. And according to an email from publisher Nick Purdy, things are looking up.
“We’ve published two issues since the campaign began, sent a third to the printer and are seeing advertising pick up for the fall and expect to be around for a long time,” publisher Nick Purdy wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. The campaign officially closes this month, he said.
Wow…is it just me or is $250,000 an incredible amount of money to have raised?