Wild Heaven Craft Beers has announced the grand opening of its long-awaited brewery, located in Avondale Estates, Ga. The brewery, which broke ground last October, is the culmination of nearly four years of contract brewing and numerous accolades and awards. Beer lovers will get their first chance to to tour the new 8,500-square foot space, which includes a tasting room in full view of the tanks and bottling line and an expansive outdoor patio this Friday, June 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be a special Family Day on Sunday, June 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. where anyone under 21 years of age can get in free. Fans can purchase tickets through the website below. Customers will receive a complimentary tasting glass, a tour of the brewery and six tokens for complimentary tastings. Food will be available for purchase from Pallookaville Fine Foods (Friday only) and D.B.A. Barbecue (Saturday only).
“Since our launch in September 2010, we have enjoyed the tremendous support of family, friends and beer lovers throughout the Southeast,” says Wild Heaven Craft Beers founder, Nick Purdy. “We’re proud to be able to welcome all those who have supported us to our new home.”
In anticipation of the opening of the Wild Heaven brewery, Brewmaster Eric Johnson has created two new beers that fall in with the excellent tradition previously established by Ode To Mercy, Invocation, Eschaton and Let There Be Light. Civilization Barleywine, built on the backbone of a classic English Barleywine with the addition of dried Prussian lemons, tart cherries, and cranberries, comes in at a bold and complex 12% ABV. Dark fruit abounds with a roasted goodness in each sip, revealing new layers as your goblet warms. And, with White Blackbird Saison you will find a Belgian Saison that is brewed with generous amounts of pink peppercorns to accentuate the herbal, earthy, spicy notes of the amazing yeast. Korean pears marinated in Chardonnay are added to fermentation along with French oak. The result is a host of savory flavors melding together into a wonderful new spin on a well-known style.
The Wild Heaven Craft Beers brewery is located in Avondale Estates, seven miles east of Downtown Atlanta and just one mile from the Decatur Square where Wild Heaven launched nearly four years ago at the Brick Store Pub. The 8,500-square foot facility is outfitted with a 30-barrel brewing system, which holds a place in Georgia brewing history, having served both SweetWater Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer Company. The tasting room, featuring each of Wild Heaven’s beers and new one-off creations, will be the centerpiece of the new space. Additionally, “The Pearly Gates”, Johnson’s one-of-a-kind pilot brewing system, moved from his backyard in Winterville, Georgia to a prime spot adjacent to the main system. The system will allow for the tasting room to feature a constant rotation of experimental and exciting beers unavailable anywhere else.
About Wild Heaven Craft Beers
Wild Heaven is a Georgia-based company created by lifelong Georgians – founder Nick Purdy and consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson – that aims to be one of America’s great breweries as well as helping raise the profile of beer in the South. Wild Heaven beers are designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a distinctly American creative flair. Wild Heaven currently has four beers in its year-round lineup: Ode To Mercy Imperial Brown Ale, Invocation Belgian-style Golden Ale, Eschaton Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale and Let There Be Light, a low-alchohol pale ale along with a winter seasonal version of Ode To Mercy aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels.