Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing
Photograph courtesy of Orpheus Brewing

Perched above the Westminster Drive entrance of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, this is where fans of sour beer styles find their happy place. When the brewery launched in 2014, brewmaster Jason Pellett was driven to offer the market something new. He and co-founders Will Arnold and Andrew Lorber (all Atlanta natives) jettisoned the standard roundup to highlight saisons and sours—the tart plum saison, Atalanta, won hearts and minds upon their debut. Primarily season-driven, only the Atalanta and Lyric Ale (a refreshing, mildly fruity saison) are available year-round. Ask about the Bone Tablet IPA series for twists on the standard—depending on the time of year, offerings will range from the aromatic and tropical, to the hoppy and bitter.

Good to Know: At their core, Orpheus considers themselves a product of the city. Arnold and Lorber attended high school at Paideia with Porter Beer Bar co-owner Molly Gunn. She introduced her fellow alum to Pellett, who’d been a longtime fixture at her bar. Once the team started canning, they collaborated with local artists to create an aesthetic for each beer style, all of which encourage traditionalists to keep an open mind.

Address: 1440 Dutch Valley Place Northeast

Hours of Operation:
Thursday and Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
Regular and extended tour options

Website: orpheusbrewing.com

Kids: OK, 12 years and under with parent or guardian

Pets: OK, leashed dogs