Red Brick Brewing Company, Atlanta

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Red Brick Brewing Company, named Atlanta Brewing Company before 2010, is a brewery located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.The Atlanta Brewing Company was founded in 1993 by Greg Kelly, a former Guinness executive. The brewery, a converted old brick warehouse, was originally located at 1219 Williams Street. Pine-sided vats and cold tanks from England were purchased, and the beer was produced using an older traditional style of brewing. The large red malt mill, still used by the brewery today, was found sitting abandoned in a meadow in England. After being shipped to Atlanta and undergoing extensive refurbishing, the mill was put to work readying the grain for brewing.The name “Red Brick Ale” was given to the brewery’s flagship beer. One suggested (but ultimately discarded) name for the first beer was “John J. Bips Ale”, named after a long-term brewmaster at the historic Atlantic Brewery. Atlanta Brewing Company produced 4,000 barrels of beer in 1994, the first year of production. To maintain this initial demand, the brewery brewed once or twice a day. Peachtree Pale Ale, Spring Brew, Summer Brew, Winter Brew, Golden Lager, and Kelly’s Light were added to the line-up in the early years.As from February 2016, Red Brick beers are also available in Germany.HistoryAmong the various collaboration projects of 1996, ABC partnered with a Belgian brewery to release a Belgian beer called “Malone’s”. The beer was produced in Belgium, pasteurized, and then shipped in a large tanker truck. Upon arriving in the United States via ship, the tanker was driven to the brewery, and the beer was pumped into a holding tank. This imported beer was then carbonated and bottled for distribution. Surprisingly, two out of three batches survived the trip in drinkable condition.In 1997, Atlanta Brewing Company brewed Old Testy Coffee Stout for the Sandy Springs Taco Mac location. But the brewery’s most notable and lasting partnership is with the Vortex Bar and Grill, a two-location Atlanta institution. The beer’s name and labeling features the Vortex’s iconic “Laughing Skull” logo. The original incarnation was a full-bodied bohemian pilsner, which was dry hopped and lagered for sixty days before shipping.
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  • Friend invited me to go with them to a brewery tour here. This is the oldest brewery in Atlanta. Place was nice, wasn’t a fan of the tour, they just sat us in the middle of the brewery and talked at u...  more »
  • great selection of tasty craft brews, esp the milk stout! I always try to get here when ever I'm in Atlanta  more »
  • Up until last night I had written off Red Brick since the days of being Atlanta Brewing Company. Their beers didn't have the character and seemed outdated compared to all the other Atlanta breweries. ...  more »
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  • Hosted an engagement party for our friends at the brewery yesterday afternoon. The Barrel Room was just the right size for our event and the staff could not have been better at making sure we were set up and taken care of the whole time. Beer selection was incredible with 20 different brews on tap. Staff was knowledgeable about every single one. It was quite busy but we never waited more than 5 minutes to get served at the bar. Will definitely return and recommend to others as a solid spot!
  • Cozy space which I like. There were 20 beer options. That list was very versatile (IPA, sour, stout, porter, pale ale). We got two flights with 8 beers, and I liked most of them. They had trivia that night.
  • Fantastic brewery. We did not take the tour, just showed up on a Sunday afternoon to have a beers and play cards. Awesome place. There's a front tasting room and another one in the warehouse which wasn't open while we were there but you could still hang out back there if you wanted. Good beers. They changed Hoplanta but it's still fantastic. Also there's 20 or other brews on top ranging from free taste to 16oz pours. Many of the beers have $2 4oz pours for flights, which I recommend. The pint glasses are $1 with the old logo. Highly recommend.
  • Red Brick is a great brewery, and they have the Porter game on lock! It's always great when breweries can hit the nail on the head with specific styles of beer.
  • Great Tour! I bought this tour for my wife and myself for a great price on Groupon. Quite a deal for what you get.

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