Like many craft brewers before him, founder Scott Hedeen went all-in to get his brewery going, selling his collection of punk rock music to help launch the operation. The former TV cameraman with a booming voice is as charismatic as his beer—from palate slashing IPAs (the Cannon Dragger), to unexpected fruit-forward casks (one lovely seasonal offering, a Berliner Weisse with cantaloupe). Take time to enjoy the brewery-only offerings here. They’re weird (Feeling Gravity’s Pull—notes of maple, bacon, coffee, and habanero) but delicious, and no one else seems to be doing anything quite like it. May you have a designated driver should they be pouring the Imperial Apricot Saison.
Good to Know: It wasn’t that long ago when Burnt Hickory seemed like The Little Engine That Could of Georgia’s craft beer scene (“I think I can, I think I can”). The brewery was more like a garage operation, technically, a nano brewery, making less than 300 barrels a year. Now, coming off a recent expansion, Hedeen and team have earned micro status, chugging up the hill towards 2,000 barrels annually.
Address: 2260 Moon Station Court #210, Kennesaw
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday thru Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, 5-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12-4:30 p.m.
Pets: OK, dogs outside only on leash