UPDATE: Here’s Creative Loafing’s rundown of the passing of the “decimated” bill.
Been waiting for an update on whether Senate Bill 63 (aka “Beer Jobs Bill) was passed by the Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee? Can’t find anything? Well thank goodness for Wild Heaven Brewery’s Facebook page, which posted the following a couple of hours ago…
Amended #SB63 passes Senate Regulated Industries Committee unanimously.
Now its off to the Rules Committee who will decide whether it will reach the floor of the Senate for a vote. Then it needs to head over to the House and run itself through the whole process again.
More info on the amended bill as we have it.
Photo courtesy of Wild Heaven’s Facebook page
From Atlanta Magazine’s Covered Dish blog…
After almost four years of contract brewing, Wild Heaven Brewery opens its doors to the public next Friday, June 13, offering three days of tastings and tours at its new Avondale Estates home. Planting down roots gives the brewery an opportunity to expand its lineup and distribution. Where there used to be a concrete company, Wild Heaven now sits on 9,000 square feet (including a newly added 1,000 square feet for refrigeration purposes).
Ribbon cutting photo courtesy of Wild Heaven’s Facebook page
From the Atlanta Business Chronicle…
Wild Heaven Craft Beers busted out the sledgehammers to mark the start of construction of its 8,000 square-foot brewery in Avondale Estates.
The new brewery, 7 miles from downtown Atlanta, will be outfitted with a 30-barrel brewing system that was previously utilized by SweetWater Brewing Co. and Terrapin Brewing and a tasting room featuring the Wild Heaven beers and seasonal offerings will be a feature.
You can view a nice little slideshow of the initial construction over on the ABC website.
It’s brew-time in Decatur/Avondale!
As was mentioned by spreak in a comment yesterday, Wild Heaven Craft Beers has applied for a conditional use permit to build out a brewery at 135 Maple Street in Avondale Estates.
The Avondale City Council’s agenda for its June 24th meeting includes this item “Board of Mayor and Commissioners Public Hearing re: Conditional Use Permit Application for Wild Heaven Craft Beers located at 135 Maple Street”.
Photo courtesy of Google Streetview
From an Access Atlanta article about the Atlanta brewing scene…
Three Taverns, a brewery that’s been in the planning stages for more than four years, just leased a building on New Street in Decatur, where construction of a 30-barrel brewery is set to begin by the end of the year.
“We raised 135 percent of the money we needed to open the brewery,” Three Taverns founder Brian Purcell said. “I think that says something about the industry, and I’d like to think it says something about the strength of our business plan.
“We expect to be in the market with our beer by May of next year and maybe sooner.”
The piece also features well-known, Avondale-based Wild Heaven, which says it hopes to open its brewery by next summer.
From Wild Heaven Craft Beers website…
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).