Atlanta Brewing Company - Homestand
- ABV: 5.2%
- Bottle Size: 12-oz
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 25
- Serving Temperature: 42-47º F
- Suggested Glassware: Pilsner Glass or Flute
- Malts: 2-Row Pale, Riverbend Pilsner
- Hops: Bravo, Cascade, Mosaic, Crystal
This bronze medal winner at the 2019 Best of Craft Beer Awards presents a golden-straw color in the glass, topped by a cap of rocky pale foam. On the nose, look for the hops to come to fore with prominent herbal and earthy notes melding with light floral and citric touches. Those herbal and earthy impressions make themselves known upfront on the palate, too; look for them to come through quite spicy with a bit of a resinous citrus edge for an American twist to this European beer style. The backbone of pale and pils malts offers a crackery core element to support the crisp hop contribution, and the whole thing finishes bright and dry, beckoning another sip. For food pairings, pilsners are among the most broadly food-friendly styles of beer. For us, we'd complement the herbal spice and crackery, lightly bready notes of the beer with similar elements in an Italian sausage pizza. Alternatively, a homemade schnitzel sounds stellar, too. Cheers!
The Atlanta Brewing Company (ABC) is the oldest operational craft brewery in the state of Georgia, having been founded by former Guinness executive Greg Kelly in 1993 in an old brick warehouse that he transformed into a brewery. English brewing equipment was brought in, including a grain mill – still used by the brewery – which was found lying abandoned in an English meadow.
In 2006, the Atlanta Brewing Company was named one of "10 great places to see what's brewing in beer" by USA Today. We agree—especially amidst the awakening of craft-brewed beer's collective consciousness that's currently happening in the South. In 2013, Garett Lockhart and Steve Anderson took over brewing operations as brewmaster and head brewer, respectively, and the duo began brewing a new array of award-winning beers. In 2015, Garett was promoted to brewery president as the brewery began the transition to packaging in cans – a smart move as cans have quickly overtaken bottles to become the preferred method of packaging craft beers. Today, ABC offers four core, year-round beers along with a wide variety of seasonals and limited-production beers. For our friends living in the ATL, as well as visitors to the city, a stop at ABC's brewery Taproom is recommended, as they offer a wide selection of beers on tap as well as available to-go. For more information, call them up at 404-355-5558, or visit atlantabrewing.com
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