Monday, July 25, 2016

Atlanta’s newest brewery, Scofflaw, hits taps starting Tuesday, July 26th!

Yes! Another brewery is repping ATL and their brews promise to be gangster!

There can never be enough breweries in ATL, so I wholeheartedly welcome Scofflaw to the scene. The whole crew including the head honchos—owner Matt Shirah and brewmaster and co-founder Travis Herman—gave me the VIP tour when they first began building at their goliath production 18,419 square-foot production site on Atlanta’s west side (1738 MacArthur Boulevard NW, next to Crest Lawn Cemetery). The tasting room will be ready for action soon too. I tasted a couple of their beers—an imperial IPA and imperial stout—and was wowed by their quality back then, so I am hella excited to see what they’ve done since!
According to their official press release, it says, “Since 2014, Shirah and Herman have been focused on research and development, using a laboratory to cultivate several local yeast strains. These efforts have yielded approximately six beers.”
I list a quartet of their liquid beauties below complete with descriptions straight from the source, along with where they are getting their pouring on Tuesday throughout Georgia’s capital.
Congrats Scofflaw and welcome to one of the best beer scenes in the U.S.!

·         Basement IPA – A seriously juicy and tropical India Pale Ale (IPA) made with organic citra hops, this IPA was created in Grammy's basement following an argument about the differences in west and east coast beer. At the end of the day, this is one of Scofflaw’s go-to beers.
·         Slim the Pale Ale – This beer is a well-balanced pale ale for people that know their limits but have crossed the line before. It’s light – but not too thin – with hints of passion fruit, pine, berry, citrus and faint floral tones.
·         Sneaky Wheat – Slightly cloudy and creamy, this imperial American wheat has a kick that can sneak up on you. Made with coriander and orange, it presents its case with light honey and spice aromas that match the moderately sweet flavors, without focusing on a hop profile.
·         Westside IPA – Straight out of the brewmaster's arsenal, this brew is full of caramel malt and hops. This beer presents itself as somewhat bitter with plenty of hops, but not overkill.

 Here's where they get poured starting Tuesday, July 26th:

·         Tuesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. – Ormsby’s – 1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 20, Atlanta, GA 30318
·         Thursday, July 28, at 6 p.m. – The Porter Beer Bar – 1156 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
·         Friday, July 29, at 5 p.m. – My Friend’s Growler Shop – 415 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
·         Saturday, July 30, at 2 p.m. – Smyrna Beer Market – 1265 W. Spring Street SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
·         Thursday, August 4, at 5 p.m. – Hop City Krog Street Market – 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
·         Friday, August 5, at 6 p.m. – The Midway Pub – 552 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
·         Tuesday, August 9, at 6 p.m. – Brick Store Pub – 125 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
·         Tuesday August 16, at 6 p.m. – DBA Barbecue – 1190 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
·         Friday August 19, at 6 p.m. – Grindhouse Killer Burgers – 433 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030
·         Friday August 26, at 6 p.m. – Kaleidoscope – 1410 Dresden Drive #100, Atlanta, GA 30319

For more information about the tap takeover events and brewery tours and tastings, follow Scofflaw on Facebook and Instagram.



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