Reformation Brewing co-owner Spencer Nix talking to the Beer Guys, while Ryan Morley-Stockton looks on. (courtesy Reformation Brewing)
Reformation Brewery co-owner Spencer Nix talking to the Beer Guys, while Ryan Morley-Stockton looks on. (courtesy Reformation Brewery)

It’s a new year, and it’s time to get back into the beer!

And, as luck would have it, it was a Northeast Metro Atlanta show.

We had the crew from Reformation Brewery in the house this week. Co-founder Spencer Nix, along with Ryan Morley-Stockton and photographer extraordinaire Jessica Miller joined us in studio this weekend.

We talked about the brewery’s origin story, which includes some in depth conversations about religious history, seminary school, and parties that got just too popular for a house to hold.

2016 was a big year for Reformation. They canned their first brew (and have now expanded to 5 canned products).  2017 looks to be another growth opportunity for them, with potential expansion out of Georgia.

We also spoke to Spencer about the challenges and opportunities facing Georgia’s beer community this year.

Headlines (furnished by Your Pie Perimeter)

The biggest news in Georgia beer was a personnel move. Steve Anderson, formerly of Atlanta’s Red Brick Brewing, has joined Kennesaw’s Dry County Brewing as its brewmaster. We spoke briefly about his first week on the job, the challenges, and the advantages of not having to deal with a daily commute to Atlanta!

Truck and Tap Beers of the Week:

  • Reformation Wilder Blackberry Strong Ale
  • Reformation French Saison (coming soon)
  • Reformation Jude Trippel

Coming up next week, we’re going on the road. We’ll be broadcasting from Your Pie Perimeter on Thursday, January 12. We’ll talk to the crew behind Omaha Brewing. Come join Tim and have some pizza and beers at a great spot! We’ll see you next week, and don’t forget…DRINK LOCAL.