Thursday, June 2, 2011

At long last, Wrecking Bar Brewpub to Open June 19

Atlanta beer fans have had plenty to raise a pint to lately.  Hop City and Ale Yeah! have helped fill our fridges with dozens of heretofore unknown brews (and more recently, growlers!), and Wild Heaven has given Atlantans a belly full of hometown pride.  Time to add one more to the list: Wrecking Bar Brewpub.

Opening in the carefully restored Victor H. Kriegshaber House on Moreland Ave. (just south of Euclid Ave.), Wrecking Bar is the labor of love of owners Bob & Kristine Sandage.  Bob put his past life as an architect to full use in beautifully restoring the huge old house on Moreland that not so long ago looked as if its best days were behind it.  

While history is nice and all, lets get to the beer.  Wrecking Bar will offer an ever-changing list of beers brewed on site, with up to 12 taps and four casks at any one time.  Count this blogger in as a huge fan of cask beer, just like they serve on the other side of the pond.    A recent visit to Churchkey in DC served as a reminder that cask beer is where it's at.  Here's hoping that Wrecking Bar will set in motion a cask beer renaissance in Atlanta.

Beer isn't the only draw at Wrecking Bar, where a promising menu includes beer & cheese soup with smoked gouda, braised short ribs in stout with stone-ground green chili grits and a host of other goodies.

Pound for pound, Atlanta has been sorely lacking in quality brewpubs.  If Wrecking Bar lives up to its promise, this beautiful old home could turn into one of my favorite watering holes in Atlanta.  Find out for yourself starting on June 19.   What better way to celebrate Father's Day than by getting smashed with your dad?

Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307



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