You might have tried Steady Hand Beer Co.’s IPAs at restaurants and bottle shops around town. Come March 2018, you’ll be able to order a flight or a pint at their new brewery on the Westside. Located at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, near Topgolf, Bacchanalia, and Star Provisions, the new facility encompasses 14,000 square feet, including an approximately 3,600-square-foot taproom. (The owners are also considering adding a patio for summer afternoon sipping.)
“Atlanta is a tremendous population center, and relative to other areas of the country, we’re just scratching the surface in terms of number of breweries,” Steady Hand CEO Kevin Sullivan says. “Everyone brings a different kind of appeal. We have a unique voice to add to the conversation.”
Steady Hand was founded in 2015 by brothers Brian and Kevin Sullivan. Brian, the brewmaster, previously served as head brewer at 3 Sheeps Brewing in Wisconsin and chef at Pyramid Brewing in California. As CEO, Kevin handles the business side, and business partner Randy Wise manages operations. The name Steady Hand comes from the Sullivan family’s Irish coat of arms, dating back to the 16th century.
The new taproom will serve Steady Hand’s founding beers: Paradise Waits IPA and Georgia Farmhouse Ale, along with the recently released Flower Business Double IPA. In addition, there will be a selection of specialty brews for a total of 15-20 taps. Sullivan says Steady Hand will offer at least one farmhouse beer seasonally, such as a version made with sweet potato or Meyer lemon. The team is also working on a coffee stout that should be ready by opening.
Though Steady Hand will offer a tour, it won’t require it for beer tasting. Instead, it will sell flights and beers by the glass. There will be a stage for live music and possibly some games. Sullivan says the team plans to host restaurant pop-ups or food trucks as well.
Patrons will be able to hang out at high-top community tables or stools at the bar. Though the space is industrial with concrete floors, the team plans to warm it up with wood and natural lighting.
“One of our guiding principles is to make it a place we’d want to be,” Sullivan says.