Tuesday, August 21, 2012
What's next? Perhaps a craft distillery.
The ordinance that now allows craft beer brewing in Decatur may have to be amended to allow a craft distillery. Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne said Monday night that someone who wants to open a distillery has approached the city. It's not allowable now under city ordinances but that's the kind of business Decatur wants to encourage, she said. "It's the new trend," Menne said. The city commission voted 5-0 to amend the city zoning ordinance to allow craft beer brewing in the East Decatur Station area. Three Taverns and Blue Tarp Brewing want to start making craft beer there. These breweries want to sell beer on the retail level. The amendment will not affect Twain's, which is a microbrewery and does not sell off premises.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Decatur City Commission will vote on amending the zoning ordinance to allow craft beer brewing.
It looks like a big step will be taken Monday night for two local craft beer breweries, Three Taverns and Blue Tarp Brewing. Both want to brew beer around around East Decatur Station. The problem: The city discovered local zoning ordinances didn't include a brewing category. To fix that, the City of Decatur is rewriting the zoning ordinance. The proposed change, to be voted on at 7:30 p.m. tonight by the Decatur City Commission, would allow the creation of up to 200,000 barrels a year. For comparison purposes, the city says Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta produces about 100,000 yearly. The change would establish a license category for the manufacture of beer in the C-3 commercial district under certain conditions and establish a license fee …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A week-long birthday party starts Sunday with a fundraiser to benefit the DeKalb History Center.
The Brick Store Pub will celebrate its 15th birthday next week, starting Sunday, June 24, with a reservations-only party. The event on Sunday will benefit the DeKalb History Center and only 100 tickets are being sold. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. The party will include appetizers and special beers. The Joe Gransden Trio will perform and the history center's Athos Menaboni mural will be unveiled in the pub. The eggshell mural is now on loan to the Brick Store after hanging on the walls of two banks. The event will run 2 to 4 p.m. and the bar will reopen to the public at 5 p.m. To buy tickets, follow this link to a PayPal button or call 404-373-1088, extension 22. If you buy tickets, they will be held at the door. During the…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Brookhaven, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Johns Creek will soon have Beer Growler shops.
The Beer Growler is expanding deeper into the Atlanta suburbs. Beer Growler franchises are expected to open by the end of July in Brookhaven at 1400 Dresden Road and in Suwanee at 4140 Moore Road. By the of the summer, franchises should open in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Johns Creek, , Denny Young, one of the co-owners, said Thursday afternoon at the Beer Growler store in Avondale Estates. Young said he and the other owners want the franchises to look something like the shop in Avondale Estates, but their big concern is maintaining product quality. "Nobody will be selling Bud Lite in these stores," he said. The shops will only sell growlers -- 32- and 64-ounce glass jugs used to transport draft beer for off premises consumption. They …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The eclectic candy and gift store will soon add growlers, wine and craft beer to its menu options.
Posted yesterday on Decatur Metro is a tidbit that may perk up some palates. Tommy Greene says that Greene's Fine Foods on East Trinity Place is expanding and will soon sell growlers, craft beer and wine among its treats. The expansion will be completed in June. Here's the information Greene sent to Patch as well: