Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Avondale Estates, GA) just opened their new brewery to the public on Friday. Alongside the new digs, the brewery unveiled new bottle design.
The original bottles for Invocation and Ode to Mercy have been updated, with Eschaton (the wine aged quad) finally finding it’s way into bottles soon.
Wild Heaven is located at 135B Maple Street, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Just a few minutes ago, Wild Heaven Craft Beers received word of their Federal approval for their new location in Avondale Estates, Georgia.
The brewery is already under construction since late last year. If all goes to plan, Wild Heaven’s brick and mortar location should be operational and brewing before summer, 2014.
A state approval is still pending.
Wild Heaven Craft Beers has finally announced their brewery build in Avondale Estates, Georgia.
The brewery will be located just seven miles from downtown Atlanta, and one mile from Decatur Square (home of famed Brick Store Pub, Leon’s, Square Pub and more.) The 8000 square foot facility will house a 30 barrel brewhouse and tasting room.
In addition to the brewhouse, the 50 gallon pilot system that head brewer Eric Johnson uses at his house in Winterville, Georgia will be relocated on site.
Choate Construction has been chosen for the construction. The budget for the build is $1.3 million.
A ground breaking ceremony will take place on site on October 24th.
Beer Street Journal joined Wild Heaven Craft Beers brewmaster Eric Johnson on a backyard brew day in rural Winterville, Georgia. This 50 gallon setup is the birthplace of Wild Heaven. This wasn’t any old pale ale brew day, we were on a special mission. Brew a special tomato based beer for JCT Kitchen’s Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Festival.
Honestly, I can’t think of single beer brewed with tomatoes. Neither could Eric, so when he went looking around brewers forums, not a lot of people thought it was a good idea. This is something you need to know about Eric Johnson. You can’t tell him no. For this first edition, the base beer is White Blackbird , an upcoming saison release by the brewery. Heirloom tomatoes were selected to add to the mash, then spiced with white peppercorns. For added depth, the saison was aged on cacao nibs and Madeira oak.
If you are in Atlanta, you’ll get a shot this brew this weekend.
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Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale
has become a seasonal Atlanta favorite over the past few years. The Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery will bring the beer back to taps in a few weeks. Brewmaster Eric Johnson took Ode To Mercy, and added bourbon soaked oak chips. The result is a winter beer with oak, vanilla, coffee, with a semi sweet finish.
Availability: Draft only. Winter seasonal
This week, Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Avondale Estates, GA) and The Wrecking Bar (Atlanta, GA) unveil a new collaboration. Just in time for Atlanta Beer Week 2012, the two breweries have created a Polish-style GrÃ¤tzer dubbed Wrecking Heaven. Before we get into the collab, let’s review what GrÃ¤tzer is.
GrÃ¤tzer is the German term for an indigenous Polish beer style called Grodziskie. You’ll see mention of the style in Polish brewing history through the late 1900’s. A GrÃ¤tzer is a top fermented smoked wheat beer. Why is there a German term for the name? Two reasons actually. GrÃ¤tzer is derived from the town of GrÃ¤tz, now known as Grodzisk in Poland. Historically, the brew contained a mix of Polish and German hops & wheat. The two breweries recreated this style, at the Wrecking Bar in Atlanta.
Wrecking Heaven’ is a GrÃ¤tzer, which is a little-known Polish style that is brewed with smoked wheat malt. We added the twist of some Special B malt as well as using Magnum and Nelson Sauvin hops. It clocks in at around 4.2% ABV and is a deliciously sessionable beer with smoky notes and a piney viniferous nose and finish. It is fermented with a Kolsch yeast and has a dry crispness through the finish with hints of tropical fruits and citrus.
This is Wrecking Bar’s first distributed beer. Tappings to follow.
Style: Smoked Wheat Beer (GrÃ¤tzer)
Availability: Draft only
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Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Avondale Estates, GA) has recently addedLazy Magnolia (Kiln, MS) as a contract brewery. This move will allow a little more open-ended brewing creativity, while they plan the build out of their new brewery space. They will continue to brew at both facilities. There is already beer in the tanks at Lazy Mag.
No word on new beers in the works, but as Nick Purdy of Wild Heaven has always told me “they are always on the horizon.”
note: Correction to earlier story. Wild Heaven hasn’t “switched” to Lazy Mag. They are brewing at both.