Athens Is Going Straight To Ale

Southern Born, Southern Brewed, and Back in Town! Straight To Ale returns to Northeast Georgia this fall in partnership with Leon Farmer and Company.

Founded by local home brewers in 2009, Straight to Ale has quickly grown to become one of Alabama’s largest production breweries. Starting small with a three-barrel brewhouse in 500 square feet in Huntsville’s Historic Lincoln Mill, the brewery gained regional and national attention with the craft beer community and continues to grow its distribution footprint to cover the Southeast.

In the summer of 2016, Straight To Ale opened a new 55,000 square foot facility at Campus 805,

Dahlonega’s Local Meadery

Enjoy the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage at Etowah Meadery in Dahlonega, Georgia, where award-winning mead is fermented with locally sourced honey and flavored with other local ingredients like blueberries and figs for a unique and refreshing beverage.

Mead is traditionally made up of honey that is diluted with water and fermented with yeast into an alcoholic beverage similar to wine but with a heavier, lingering mouthfeel from the honey. Mead can be dry, sweet, or tart, and it can be smooth like wine or carbonated like champagne. Alcohol content can range from 5 percent to more than 20 percent.

A Warm Welcome for Wild Leap Brew Co.

This month Leon Farmer and Company welcomes Wild Leap Brew Co. from LaGrange to the Athens and Northeast Georgia market, where their finely-crafted brews will be available on tap and in cans.

Wild Leap may be young, but it has grown in leaps (no pun intended) and bounds since opening in January 2017. Housed in a historic downtown building that was originally home to Westbrook Service & Tire Co., Wild Leap is the first brewery in the city and features a tasting room, large event space, and outdoor beer garden overlooking a downtown plaza. Founders Rob Goldstein and Anthony Rodriguez left successful careers in Atlanta to make a reality out of their dream to open a brewery.

2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Leon Farmer & Company is pleased to announce that several of our distribution partners were awarded medals for their beer submissions in the 2018 U.S. Beer Open! Congratulations and cheers.

Oxford, OH (July 9, 2018) – Breweries from South Carolina to South Korea sent in more than 6,300 beers representing more than 110 different styles for the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States. #

Blue Point Brewing

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Athfest Music & Arts Festival 2018

AthFest is an annual three-day event that showcases local and regional musicians and artists in downtown Athens.

The festival entertains on two outdoor stages and multiple indoor venues, and features artwork, crafts, and food from local artists, small businesses and restaurants. Its purpose is to celebrate art and music in the Classic City while generating awareness and fundraising for AthFest Educates, a nonprofit dedicated to the support of music and arts education for youth. Click here to learn more about Athfest Educates and its upcoming fundraisers.

In addition to all of the awesome Athfest happenings,