Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Abide Brewing Company

Image result for abide breweryIt was time for us to head toward Newnan, GA, so we set our GPS to Abide. Upon arrival, we found a small but full brewery, with many friendly locals and large selection of different beers. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the beer was actually above average (only surprised because, well,... it’s Newnan). Three brewers/owners, who are also their three employees, boast the slogan, “Accept without objection.” In this area, of this state, in this section of the US, there are few people who are willing to try anything outside the normal American lagers provided by the major companies. This brewery reaches out to those who normally refuse to try anything new, and demands that any who try craft beer will realize what they have been missing.

After a quick personal tour with Evan Scanlan, one of the brewers, I asked where Abide’s vision was going to take them: “South,” Evan says. Rather than compete for elbow room in the quickly growing Atlanta market, Abide wants to reach new consumers and provide quality craft beer to those who may not have experienced it yet. While I let him know that I think his beer could definitely compete in Atlanta, I admired the goal of reaching a new market; and as a craft beer enthusiast, that is the ultimate goal.

My Rating:

DateFacility RatingLocation RatingBeer RatingBeer Notes
12/2016536Lots of choices and they're all worth trying

Best Beer: 3 Rivers IPA - Lots of citrus flavor without the punch of bitterness that you normally get with a west coast IPA. This is what Tropicalia is aiming for. This beer would be just as enjoyable to first time IPA drinker as it would an experienced hop-head. Not many brews scream of fresh hops like this one!