A large new brewery will preview its craft selection at a popular DeKalb County neighborhood festival this weekend.
On Saturday at May Ham Fest in Avondale Estates, The Lost Druid will offer some of its beers along with a “brief but deliciously piggish food menu,” the festival wrote on its website.
The Lost Druid is preparing to officially open later in May at 2866 Washington St., where its 6,800-square-foot venue will feature a brewery and more than 20 craft beers on tap that will frequently change out.
The brewery was founded by Stacia Familo-Hopek and Robert Hopek, who have been married for more than 22 years and bought the space in 2017.
They told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this year that they will only sell Lost Druid beers. 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 food including charcuterie, cheese boards, light sandwiches and salads. The space also has an upstairs mezzanine with a private event space, and two outdoor patios.
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Stacia Familo-Hopek said the space, near the center of Avondale Estates, is in an ideal location.
“We felt like this is becoming a destination area,” she said. “Avondale’s master plan shows it’s trying to grow in a way to allow for more pedestrian traffic, and that’s just perfect for us.”
May Ham Fest runs all day Saturday and will feature live bands, food, drinks, vendors and a pig roast.
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