March 1, 2019
Just a couple weeks ago, we had the opportunity to show off our farm to some highly motivated attendees of the Georgia Organics Conference. Farmers, activists, educators, business owners, and more all headed toward Tifton’s Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where the conference was held. On the Thursday before the welcoming dinner, farms and other facilities throughout the region opened their gates and doors to show Georgia Organics members the lay of the land, talk about the challenges and benefits of organic farming, and, well, to share some hospitality.
We were excited about the tour, but we never expected nearly thirty folks to sign up. There were people of all ages–even a little tot! Immediately Mr. Harris struck up conversation with the first guests, a young couple who own an organic farm in Atlanta. As the cars pulled in, the beers chilled, and at some point, the first brave soul stepped up and fished out a cold, white can from the tin.
The CombCut was a real hit! It is a piece of machinery that separates weeds from the crop. It is especially relevant for organic farming, as weeds are one of the main challenges. As the bees quietly buzzed inside their boxes, the group checked out the fields where barley, hops, flowers, berries, mayhaws, emmers, and corn grow.
Once everything was wrapped up, the caravan headed downtown to the brewery where they enjoyed snacks and shrubs and beers before they went on a tour of our 30 barrel brew house. We were so honored to be a part of this weekend. We saw some familiar faces, met some great new ones, and excitedly discussed the future of organic farming along with our vision as a collective of farmers and brewers.
Stay tuned for more from the farm!
February 15, 2019
As 2019 goes full steam ahead, we are proud to announce some exciting projects underway. We’re a couple months into our second year, and the brewery is starting to show. Several small batch taproom offerings are nearing completion including an Irish red ale, a few iterations of a saison, a double IPA, some lagers, and a sparkling ale brewed with champagne yeast and local citrus fruit!
Keep your eyes peeled for the release dates for these and other secrets projects in the near future!
(Bourbon Barrel from 13th Colony)
We’ve also been working hard on implementing even more ingredients straight from our farm to your glass and are extremely excited to start our barrel aging program. Our friends from 13th Colony in Americus have supplied us with some of their beautiful, freshly emptied bourbon barrels which we will be using throughout the year to bring some stronger and bolder offerings. We have also procured wine barrels that will facilitate our sour program!
These beers take a lot of time and love to create so please bear with us as we let our microbes work their magic to bring you truly unique southwest Georgia beers.
Our core beers remain the focus of our brew team, and we appreciate all the support we have gotten throughout the area. We will continue to deliver the great beer that y’all deserve, and look forward to the future of the southwest Georgia beer culture!
(On the left, our own head brewer, Kevin Hilton, and beside him, Brian Whitley of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen in Macon, relaxing after a day spent collaborating on a saison that uses berries from our farm!)
More coming soon.