The space, with its exposed wood ceiling and group seating, feels more like your neighborhood pub (sans food menu) than a brewery. And that’s the spirit co-founders Matthew Sweezey, Nathan Cowan, and Haley Cowan wanted to create—a place where regulars can relax (lots of visitors bike over) and have a beer. Some breweries tend to prioritize “nerding out”—focusing on the brewing process and rare techniques. You can do that at Eventide, but the energy thrives on folks just having a good time. The menu is short and sweet, but don’t be deceived by it’s apparent simplicity. Eventide brews by the code that great things don’t have to be complicated. The Kölsch Style Ale, Dry Irish Stout, and Pale Ale are just what they sound like—all approachable, perhaps understated beers that do justice to their origins. Newcomer Citrus Grove Hefeweizen is perfectly refreshing, and the slightly spiced, dry Revivale Golden Belgian Ale makes us excited for future recipes.
Good to know: The summer of 2015 got a lot cooler for Grant Park residents, because that’s when Eventide opened up their Kickstarter-funded taproom, following a draft-only launch the year before. The brewery itself is quite small, but it sure does pack a punch. CEO Nathan is an engineer, and Sweeney is a woodworker—with the exception of the tanks, the team fabricated all of their own equipment. That includes their own water filtration system. Perhaps like no one else in Atlanta, Eventide knows their beers inside and out.
Address: 1015 Grant Street Southeast
Thursday and Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 2-6 p.m.
Pets: OK, dogs on leash