Lost Druid was founded by Stacia Familo-Hopek and Robert Hopek, who have been married for more than 22 years and bought the space in 2017.
“We are excited to be opening after completing our ground-up construction and believe our regularly changing tap selection and shareable plate menu items, including items expertly paired with our beers, will give our guests a relaxing place to visit and enjoy something new on a regular basis,” Stacia said in a press release. “We are building an awesome team and look forward to continuing our journey here in Avondale Estates.”
Stacia, who has a Ph.D. in industrial organized psychology, and who worked for years in the corporate world, told the AJC in 2017 that Avondale is an ideal location for the brewery because it's opening itself up to more pedestrian traffic.
Stacia Familo-Hopek and husband Robert Hopek are anticipating a mid-June opening for their 6684 square-foot The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates. Stacia was recently named to the city’s Downtown Development Authority. Courtesy of The Lost Druid Brewery
The brewery will only sell the Lost Druid brand. They won’t do any bottling or canning but after the first nine months will distribute their beer to selected area restaurants that are “beer oriented.” The Lost Druid will also have a kitchen serving items including charcuterie, cheese boards, sandwiches and salads.
Stacia said the name originates from their readings about the ancient Druids.
2866 Washington St., Avondale Estates. 404-998-5679, thelostdruid.com/
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