SB 63 will likely be remembered as the first of several steps that ushered in our craft beer golden age.
Georgia’s new beer laws (“The Beer Jobs Bill,” SB 63) went into effect at the beginning of the month, bringing us one step closer toward the simple business rights enjoyed by breweries in nearly every other state of the union. But ask yourself this: Do you really know how the law is impacting your favorite local brewer?
Travis Carroll of 1Kept signs on as partner and executive chef
Jeff Myers, co-founder of Top Flr and the Sound Table and a former operations manager at the Music Room on Edgewood, has a new restaurant in the works. The yet unnamed space is located at 2233 College Avenue in Decatur, just down the street from Ale Yeah!
A trio of experts toasts the season
Eddie Holley, owner of Ale Yeah! (with stores in Decatur and Roswell), suggests Terrapin’s Wake ’N’ Bake, a seasonal oatmeal imperial stout. It pairs a potent 8.6 percent alcohol porter with the buzz of coffee from the brewery’s Athens neighbor, Jittery Joe’s. “I wish Spike [brewmaster Brian Buckowski] would make it year-round. Fans go rabid for it, and it’s perfect for warming up on cold winter nights,” Holley says. $12.99 for a four-pack, aleyeahbeer.com