Archives For Atlanta Beer Updates

Being that it seems like a really good idea, we’ve been working on adding a beer locator map to our website which would allow users to find where our beer is available at all times. Turns out it’s not as easy as it seems…or we’re just really bad at dealing with technology. Regardless, we are going to be updating our website with a feature where you can find our beer, and, until that goes live, we’ll post a map once a week indicating where we are in the market. This should make it pretty easy to find our beer. Also, if you visit any of the places on the map, please let us know by sending a picture or posting to our Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook accounts using the tag @eventidebrewing. We’d very much like to see a pic of you and our beer; so show us your best side while holding an Eventide!

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MAP INDICATES A LOCATION TO WHICH OUR BEER HAS BEEN SOLD, BUT THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY RUN OUT OR NOT TAPPED THE KEG YET. PLEASE CALL AHEAD IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM THAT THE BEER IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

 

Get ready, Athens, Eventide Brewing will be hitting your town next week! We’ve had a lot of people asking us for this, and we are super stoked to finally begin serving in Athens. We’ll celebrate this launch by meeting up at Grindhouse  on Tuesday, 1/21, at 6 pm. We’ll be there until 8 pm and will possibly be hitting a few more stops once we head out from there. Following Tuesday’s event, you’ll begin seeing our beer at a few select bars. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as to where you can find our brews, and we’ll also be giving away a few pint glasses and signed posters. Mark your calendars now, and we’ll see you at Grindhouse next Tuesday!

Eventide Athens Launch

We are elated to report that we survived our launch week! It’s been a wild ride, and last week couldn’t have been a better time. We were accepted with open arms by all of Atlanta, we’ve received excellent feedback on the events and the beer, and there were even a few articles published that featured the launch.

The journey to launch has been two years in the making, and now that we’re in the market we know with full certainty that it was all worth the hard work and dedication which got us here. We could not have gotten to this point without the love and support of our friends, fans, and family, and we want to make sure all of you know that we are incredibly grateful for sticking it out with us. Also, the amount of local love that Atlanta has shown us is just amazing. Keeping in the tradition of giving back, we want to share a few of our highlights from the week. Enjoy, and look for more events around Atlanta and Athens in the coming weeks.

Mathew: “My favorite memory from the week was signing the cellar wall in BrickStore Pub. Being considered worthy enough to sign the beer wall at one of America’s best beer bars is one of my favorite memories of all time.”

Geoffrey:  ”My most memorable moments from the week are seeing my friends and family come out en masse to support me at the launch party, hearing the positive reviews across the board, and having the beer on tap at Brick Store Pub, The Porter, and Taco Mac.”

Nathan: “Finally getting to buy our beer, after all this time, at the bar. That was just awesome. Awesome! I am going to keep that glass forever”

Haley: “Two favorites from the week…1st, the fact that the zoo keeper took the time to grab a card and token from the zoo before they came out to support us. What was meant to be ‘just a little something’ to welcome us to the neighborhood, overwhelmed me with happiness to be a member of the Grant Park community.”

“2nd, (note these are in the order they happened and not the magnitude of the moment) Walking into Brickstore, seeing our name on the menu, and then looking around to see the look on y’alls face. Particularly Geoffrey, and if I think about that moment for too long now, I get a little teary eyed. We’ve made it to the point we’ve all been working toward for years, and words can’t quite describe the fullness of my heart.”

If you’ve been following our progress over the last few months then you’ve been privy to our roller coaster ride of a start up, however, that all changes now as we are extremely delighted to report that on January 7th the start up train pulls into the station and the launch train begins its journey. We would like for everyone to come show his or her support as we kick things off with the most amazing launch party ever at Six Feet Under in Grant Park. Thanks again for all of your support, and we hope to see you all there!

Details:

Time: 5:30-9:30 pm

Location: Six Feet Under – Grant Park

Admission: Free (there will be specials on beer and food as well)

Please RSVP using the form below so we can better plan for the best night possible!

Nathan installing our controllers The brewing business is a fun, but challenging venture. It would be an understatement to call it difficult. There are persistent roadblocks along the path to starting any successful business and brewing adds a few extras in for good measure. For example, there are many little parts that are required to make the big parts work, and these small, but necessary pieces, have a tendency to come undone at the most inopportune moment. Many breweries contract engineers to draw up their brewery, set up their brew system, and fix problems when they arise. Here, at Eventide, we are proud to say that Nathan, our CEO, is now a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).

With the passing of the P.E. exam, Nathan becomes the fourth generation member of his family, in a row, to carry this honor. This is one of the things which makes us unique. Having Nathan on staff means we can be faster when issues arise, build better processes, and improve just about anything. His talents have already been put to work on building or refining our water filter, brewery, grain mill, and more.

A great example of the benefits of having him as a member of our team came with the selection of our glycol system. For those of you who may not know, beer needs to ferment at a controlled temperature. There are many ways to maintain this temperature but, in our hot climate, glycol systems are the preferred choice. The next step of the process is to figure out is how to run the glycol system. The piping is one of the most important parts of the system and the pipes used are required to provide a specific set of properties to deal with the heating, cooling, and constant flow of the system. Some breweries choose Pex piping to run their lines. Nathan found the life of Pex, in this application, is very short due to it becoming brittle at cold temperatures. Therefore, it was crossed off the list and we were back to square 1 until Nathan discovered Aquatherm. With the help of Nathan’s dad, Tom, and Jeff Long, the Aquatherm on site tech, we fully constructed the piping system. Even though it has been used in Germany for decades, we were the first brewery in Georgia to use this material. We’re proud to be the first, and Aquatherm even wrote a case study on our brewery!

The sourcing and build out of the cooling system is just one of the amazing things Nathan has done for us. He’s a work horse, and in this short video you can see him doing a cool forklift trick.

To brag on Nathan a bit more, he’s not just our engineer but is also the guy driving the ship, and he does a good job of it by keeping things moving in a straight line and crossing the “t’s” and dotting the “i’s”. With all of that said, we are very proud of Nathan and his new P.E license. Join us in congratulating Nathan on his accomplishment!

 

As you may know our launch is on the horizon, and to coincide with this new launch we want to incorporate a new look. We’ve used the current website and blog for a few years now. We only paid $20 bucks for the design we are using, and it has served us well, but the time has come for an upgrade.

My day job is in marketing, and I get the honor of loving what I do. I also of work with many other people who love their jobs just as much. One of these guys is my buddy Cliff. It was AWESOME to see his love and passion for design and the WordPress platform. He’s a popular speaker on WordPress, and he speaks around the world about modern design principles. In his free time he runs a website design company called Logoscreative. So when I knew we needed a new website, it was a no brainer on who to go to.

Cliff suggested we bring another person into the mix as well. Stewart, who runs Lawderberry design, is also a good friend and he agreed to help. The three of us got our minds together and set out some guidelines. We wanted the new website to reflect us as people, the company values, and showcase what makes us different from other breweries. Our motto is “Great doesn’t have to be complicated”, and we wanted to make sure the site encapsulated this view as well.

The end result is something we are going to unveil in full glory at our launch party in the very near future, but today I wanted to give you the sneak peek and the fill you in on the reasons behind just one more thing we built. Also I can’t say enough about my good friends Cliff and Stuart. Like most of what we do, none of this would be possible without the help of lots of great people.

Mat S.

Eventide

Our First Thanksgiving

Mathew Sweezey —  November 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

Thanksgiving is a big holiday for us at Eventide. It’s a time for good friends, family and being thankful for all you have. Since we have been given a great deal this year, we wanted to take this week to thank some of the people who have helped make our year so very outstanding.

Volunteers:

This covers a ton of people. We’ve had a couple of volunteer work days and over 30 people showed up to help us make this place what it is today. To everyone who participated, we want you to know that we wouldn’t be where we are without your help. You all have a special place in our hearts, and in the life story of Eventide.

Cleaning the beer cooler

Cleaning the beer cooler

Tom:

Nathan’s father is a person who has been most helpful during this phase and was there for almost every work day we’ve had over the past 2 months. He helped source a large amount of our needed materials, and his engineering background came in handy on multiple projects. He was also the designated cook on work days and his jerk chicken and burgers did not disappoint.

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Ben Boyle:

Ben is our neighbor (technically, we share the same large lot and his workshop is in the back) and has been a great guy to know during the buildout and tweaking process. He specializes in metal fabrication and automobile and motorcycle rebuilds (check out Benderwerks for examples of the awesome work he does), and his shop and abilities have been very helpful over the past few months. Thanks, Ben!

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Friends and Family:

There are more friends and family to thank than we have space available to do so. We’ve given up a lot of our lives over the past few years to get this off the ground. To all of the Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Wives, Girlfriends, and Friends who have helped and supported us, we want to say thank you very much. Without your help and support none of this would have been possible.

So to all those who have followed along, lent a hand, and/or supported us from afar we are thankful for you, and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Eventide Team

Over the past couple of weeks, we have learned a great deal about brewing system components. The biggest lesson learned is that Murphy’s law applies to all of them! Because of this we’ve spent more time fixing and tweaking than we have brewing, but it looks like we’ve finally ironed out most of the wrinkles and are moving full speed ahead.

This week we have successfully completed 2 full brew days, one of which is our APA. We’ve had a Kölsch in the fermenter for a while now (actually, we kegged it last night) but this is the first completed APA brew. This is very exciting for a number of reasons, and marks one more step completed on the path to our launch. We hope to report more on the launch and future plans next week.

Have a great weekend!

Eventide

The First Kegging

NathanCowan —  November 20, 2013 — 1 Comment

Earlier this week we kegged our trial run of the Kölsch Style Ale. Remarkably, everything worked out great and, after a few tweaks to the system, we were set up for main production runs after only one test batch.

Damn, it feels good to see final product!

Damn, it feels good to see final product!

We are planning to package the first production run this week and, after successfully completing a production run of our APA yesterday, we are happy to report that we are in full production swing and will be working hard to stockpile product for launch. We can’t wait for you to try them both!

So, how are you in the know with Eventide?

It is getting very close to time for our launch events and, while we are still nailing down dates and locations, we will releasing this information very soon. We are currently in talks with multiple locations to host these events and hope to finalize that list before everyone heads home for Thanksgiving. Most of these events will be held around the metro Atlanta and, being that we will have limited space at most of them, we wanted to make sure everyone had access to up to the minute information. By filling out the form below we will keep you in the loop on the details, and we will be using this information to send out the first invites for any exclusive events. You can also stay tuned to the happenings around Eventide by accessing our Facebook, Twitter (@EventideBrewing), and/or Instagram page.