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Exclusive: Sceptre Brewing Arts set to open in Oakhurst

Team behind Argosy to open new brewery restaurant

If all goes according to plan, Sceptre Brewing Arts should be open in Oakhurst Village in early 2019. 

The new venture from the team behind Argosy in East Atlanta Village will replace the short-lived Oak Brewpub, which closed in November 2017.

Owners Armando Celentano, Benjamin Rhoades, and Donald Durant will be joined by Argosy and Sceptre culinary director Michael Person, general manager Drew Gillespie, and brewmaster Trevor Jones. 

Look for a menu of “beer friendly pairings, elevated comfort food, and refined pub classics” from Person.

According to Celentano,“Sceptre Brewing Arts will cultivate dynamic fermented beverages by utilizing artisanal agriculture to develop sophisticated yet approachable beer. Embracing modern American craft brewing techniques, SBA strives to bring innovative brewing and culinary inspiration to the Atlanta beer scene.”

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Jones met Celentano, Rhoades and Durant in 2013, when he became part of the opening bar staff at Argosy. 

Since then, Jones has apprenticed at Red Brick Brewing (now Atlanta Brewing), and brewed at Orpheus Brewing. He completed the American Brewers Guild Brewing Science and Engineering program in July 2018.

While there’s no exact timeline for the opening, yet, the business has been approved for a local alcohol license and renovations are complete. A federal brewing permit is still pending.

“I’d think early 2019 is reasonable to expect, but that’s barring a government shut down,” Celentano said.

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