What’s better than a place to drink beer? A new place to drink beer that could become your ‘ol place to drink beer.
Enter Glover Park Brewery.
Marietta Square’s first brewery is now open.
There was even a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials before their grand opening.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with the owners, fourth-generation Mariettian Hank DuPre and seventh-generation Mariettian Sam Rambo in March about what to expect from the place.
The brewery is located at 65 Atlanta Street in the 1932 building that was once a Sears, Roebuck and Company.
Plans filed with the city show the top floor as an event space with about 5,000 square feet and a taproom of 6,000 square feet.
The brewery is across from a Sherwin-Williams store and about 950 feet from its namesake park, which is named after the city’s first mayor John Glover — whom DuPre said is his great-great-great-great-grandfather.
The longtime friends didn’t know how to make beer, so they called on Kevin McNerney, co-founder of SweetWater Brewery, as an adviser.
The brewery describes what beers to expect for the opening:
• Lager“ish” (name to be determined) - This ale is light in color and body. It uses traditional German malts and hops to give a crisp, smooth finish. Alcohol by volume: 5.5 percent
• Belgian Wit (name TBD) - This Belgian Wheat Ale is straw in color and slightly hazy. Additions of orange peel and coriander make it a light-bodied ale. ABV: 5 percent
• West Coast IPA (Lots O Hops) - This has five types of hops that give it a pine aroma and bitter finish. The beer has a medium body and copper color. ABV: 7 percent
• Tropical IPA (name TBD) - “Extremely easy drinking but often sneaky,” this beer has a mild bitterness with tropical and citrus touches. ABV: 6.5 percent
• Saison (name TBD) - A Belgian Ale that’s pale in color, it has a slight bitterness and lemon tartness. The beer has more carbonation with a crisp finish. ABV: 5 percent
• Golden Ale (name TBD) - The ale is light in color and has a body with a “delicate hop character.” ABV: 5 percent
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