While Sweetwater and Terrapin might garner the most attention of Georgia’s craft beer scene, the oldest operating craft brewery in Atlanta is Red Brick Brewing Company. It was founded in 1993 under the name Atlanta Brewing Company. After some hard times, the brewery relocated in 2006 to its current location a few miles northwest of downtown and changed its name to Red Brick in 2010. Since then, the brewery has produced a new core of beers along with an experimental line-up under the Brick Mason series.
The brewery is located in a quaint brick building with a small outdoor seating area. The interior is cozy as the size of the brewery would suggest. The indoor area is tastefully decorated, but rather small considering the number of patrons the brewery usually accommodates. Likewise, the outdoor area is nice, but rather cramped.
Red Brick’s beers were on point, as each one proved to be rather tasty. Their Hoplanta IPA is a solid hoppy beer, while the most memorable suds might be their Divine Bovine, a milk stout brewed with chai tea spices. The beer is interesting and flavorful with strong chai tea notes. We enjoyed the unusual beer and, while you might feel differently, it’s worth trying for its uniqueness. Unfortunately, none of Red Brick’s more specialty beers were on tap when we visited, but we have found many of the beers in their Brick Mason series to be among Atlanta’s better beer offerings.
Amid Atlanta’s growing craft beer scene, Red Brick remains a fun brewery to visit and a fine place to grab a couple good beers.