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Red Brick Brewing Company, Atlanta

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • I had alot of fun at Red Brick. The beer is good the staff is friendly. We stopped in on Oct 1st. We enjoyed a good tour and sampled several different beers. We sat outside and listened to live music....  read more »
  • We just threw my brother's engagement party at this brewery and it was fantastic! They let us project a PowerPoint of pictures. They helped us pick out music. They let us come in a little early to set...  read more »
  • Good selection of beers. Decent room to drink. Downside is that the only option for the designated driver is water. Otherwise good. 
  • This place is fantastic. The people are chill. Can't speak for what the crowd is like most days, I only show up on the first Sunday of the month for the euro show. Never gets to crowded and cool vibes. Great beer selection and the Pours could be classified as anything but skimpy.
  • Great beer, cool facility. Their tour could use a little work though
  • Just had their Chai Spice Milk Stout here in Huntsville, Al . Hey I give 5 stars (of 5) I love milk stouts and the spice added is great taste.
  • Good atmosphere with some pretty cool events and great beer.
  • This brewery has a laid back atmosphere and serves delicious beer. Entertainment includes TVs, a ping pong table, and live music. This place is definitely worth the trip!
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