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Jul 21, 2018

Reformation Brewery prepares to 'Set Beer Free' at their second location

Woodstock, GA is a fairly small community about 30 miles north of Atlanta.  It's been my home for 14 years and Reformation Brewery's home for nearly five.  When I moved here the "big" news/controversy in town was the opening of a new Super Wal-Mart.  Many of the city's elder residents didn't think we needed that kind of growth, the old Wal-Mart was just fine (it wasn't).  Now, the Downtown Woodstock area is lined with shops and restaurants, we have an amphitheater, a really nice trail system, and a brewery.

As Reformation approaches that 5th anniversary, they're preparing to open their second location.  The 6,00-square-foot space is in the heart of Downtown Woodstock, close to all those fancy amenities I mentioned earlier.  A 5-barrel brewhouse will serve up a variety of small-batch beers to visitors.  The split plan will have various areas to relax and enjoy your brew, with one section set up to have a coffeehouse feel.  The brewery has partnered with Queenie's Southern Restaurant & Bar for food service and space will be available for private events.

We sat down with Reformation Co-founder and Brewmaster Nick Downs this week to talk about the new digs, new beers, his faith and how that influences his business, and what he envisions for Reformation in the future.  We also share a story about Martin Luther and how he helped promote the use of hops in beer.

Fresh back from Las Vegas, Brian drops some cigar info our way with his recap of new offerings discovered at the annual IPCPR cigar convention.  If you want more cigar info be sure to check out where Brian waxes poetic about his love for burning dead leaves.

In the news this week Three Weavers joins CANarchy, the Great American Beer Fest will be bigger than ever, and a punk album about craft beer.  We also welcome KCPX 1490 AM in Moab, UT as our newest radio affiliate.  Catch Beer Guys Radio on KCPX Canyon Crossing every Sunday at 3:00 PM Mountain time.

Next week make sure to tune in for our interview with Alabama's Common Bond Brewers.

Beers of the Week

  • Reformation Nolan IPA
  • Reformation Sabine Saison
  • Reformation Wine Barrel-aged Cadence (Test batch for the 5th-anniversary beer)
  • Burial / Jackie-O's Blackfalls Baltic Porter with spicebush