Cheers to Alpharetta, Georgia – home to the popular Jekyll Brewing Company, established in August 2013 through a Kickstarter campaign, where tours, special events and, of course, production of sudsy sips, keep visitors and residents alike returning for a refill.
Historically, the purpose of a local brewery was to provide quality beer and a gathering location for community members. Jekyll Brewing Company Founder Mike Lundmark, and Co-owner, Josh Rachel, heard the community loud and clear: residents and visitors to Alpharetta represented craft beer drinkers and overwhelmingly supported local, quality beer. So, the home brewers got to work and Jekyll opened its tap room to the public in August 2013.
Jekyll produces five year-round brews and several seasonal brews. The Tap Room is open to the public (21 and over only, even for special events) Tuesday-Thursday 5 to 8 p.m., Friday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday 1-9 p.m. A tour package is $18 and includes a tour of brewery, a mason jar glass, onsite samplings of up to 36 ounces of beer and a free to-go souvenir crowler (32 ounces) of beer. Tours through the facility are given about once per hour depending on the number of participants and how long the previous tour lasted. The atmosphere at Jekyll Brewing Company is decidedly casual, so no tour reservations are necessary.
If you go: Plan to visit during one of Alpharetta’s Don’t Miss Special Events and add a tour of Jekyll Brewing Company to the experience.
Take home a souvenir: Jekyll fans can purchase beer on draft at many local restaurants, including Taco Mac, Mellow Mushroom and Rosati’s. Guests can also buy Jekyll brews in area big box stores like Kroger, Publix, Costco, Wal-Mart on Windward and any bottle shop.