Monday Night to feature Beer Garden and Urban Orchard at The Garage

Just ahead of big changes for Georgia beer, Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing gathered a small group to share some info on their new facility on Atlanta’s Beltline.  The Garage is located in the Lee and White development, conveniently situated a short walk from the West End Marta station.  The location is poised to become a craft beer destination as both Wild Heaven and Banyan Roots Brewpub are building in the same development.

A large urban orchard will be a focal point of The Garage.  Monday Night plans to grow several types of fruit and herbs in the area and visitors will be able to relax in the beer garden area of the orchard.  Indoor and outdoor spaces will be available to host your private event at the brewery.  Monday Night Brewing worked with the city of Atlanta and the complex will allow open container in outside areas, once all breweries are open you’ll be able to get a beverage at one and stroll to the others to try their offerings as well.

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Rendering of the outdoor event space at The Garage. (Photo: Monday Night Brewing)

Barrels and coolships and foeders and stainless

Just off the orchard, a ventilation system will bring all the awesome microbes living on the fruit through the coolship room to inoculate open fermentations.  Primary and secondary barrel rooms will age sour and wild ales, with stainless tanks and a third barrel room (located far away from the wild stuff) fermenting clean beers.  Head Brewer Peter Kiley has the laborious task of heading to France soon to inspect their French oak foeder before delivery.  The exact brewhouse specifications are TBD but Monday Night says it will be small.  Wort may still be produced at the Trabert Ave. location for fermentation at The Garage.

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Monday Night’s core beers will move to all new cans, with two new beers joining the line-up. (Photo: Monday Night Brewing)

New beers, new packaging

Very soon all of Monday Night’s core beers will move to brand-spanking new cans.  Eye Patch Ale and Nerd Alert are being retired for now, but those spots are being taken by Dr. Robot (Raspberry Lemon Sour) and Han Brolo (Pale Ale).  Packaging for The Garage beers will likely be in 500 or 750 ml bottles.  Although subject to the whims of Mother Nature and SCIENCE!, launch beers for The Garage as well as beers planned through 2018 were also announced.  As Brewmaster Adam Bishop explained, sour and wild ales are a slow process with some taking two years or more to be ready.  They assure us they’ll be worth the wait.

If all goes as planned expect The Garage to open in “late September” of 2017.