As we’ve mentioned in other posts, the Atlanta, and Georgia, beer scene has exploded over the last few years, and Second Self Beer Company is yet another brewery in the Atlanta area. The brewery is located just north of Midtown Atlanta in an industrial park. The tasting room is a large room that is sparsely furnished. There are several tables, a clean, sleek bar, and either sheet metal or plywood covering the walls. While the environment is simple, the brewery has invested in what really matters-the beer. Unlike a lot of breweries in Atlanta, Second Self offered an astounding 15 beers on tap, all of which were their own beers. Nearly half of the beers were Second Self’s standard line-up, most of which are available in cans around the Atlanta area. The other beers were more specialty beers that either utilized unique ingredients, such as the Grapefruit Basil Saison or Serviceberry Saison, or were barrel aged, such as the Crown Mole Porter. Since we could easily obtain Second Self’s standard beers, we opted to try their specialty beers. We were able to try two varieties of Second Self’s Mole Porter, a version using wild yeast and the barrel aged version that had been aged in Crown Royal barrels; both versions were quite tasty and would be perfect for a winter evening with the pleasant warming sensation of the cinnamon, chiles, cloves, and cocoa nibs added to the porter.
With so many Atlanta breweries, it’s sometimes hard to stand out from the crowd, but Second Self distinguishes itself by its variety and unique beers. We recommend checking out Second Self, and a trip to the brewery is worth the effort for the plethora of beers you can try there aside from their normal line-up of beers.