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7th Annual Strong Beer Fest, Saturday, December 7th, 2019

The best Strong Beer made in GA with some special selections of the best strong beer made in the US. We will have almost 100 beers this year all over 8% ABV. Where else can you experience the best beer GA has to offer? Always the 1st Saturday in December, this year it falls on Saturday, December 7th. Reserve your tickets now as it always sells out. Buy tickets now.

Today's Beer

Brewer’s Droop ESB
This English-style Pale Ale was created to be full flavored, yet sessionable. Brewed with Maris Otter, Munich, dark English crystal, and a touch of Chocolate malt, there are layers of malt flavor providing a perfect canvas for a light dry hop of East Kent Goldings. Crushable European pale ale. Tap Date 10/30 OG 1.055 IBU 30 ABV 5.5%
Cactobacillus Prickly Pear Gose
We have taken our base Sea Shanty Gose and conditioned it atop over 150 pounds of organic prickly pear puree. The result is a sweet and aromatic pop from the fruit, as well as an electric pink hue. The balanced acidity and salinity of the base Gose play well with the heavy fruiting. Enjoy! Tap Date 11/9 OG 1.045 IBU 5 ABV 4.7%
Vivant Pilsner
We are excited to present you our newest lager beer. This is a beer that classic style that tests a brewery's process and acumen. A simple grist of German Pilsner malt lays a crisp, grainy foundation for the hops and fermentation profile to shine. Hopped assertively with New Zealand Pacifica and a bit of Czech Saaz. This beer has a floral nose with notes of freshly cut grass, peppercorn, and subtle hints of citrus. Tap Date 9/17 OG 1.051 IBU 45 ABV 5.5%
Victor IPA
Named after the original property owner, Victor Kriegshaber, this is a West coast style IPA with big hop flavor and smooth bitterness. We have added over three pounds per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops. Flavors of juicy citrus, grapefruit, pine, and resin. This is a balanced, bitter, and highly aromatic IPA. Tap Date 10/25 OG 1.062 IBU 80 ABV 7.0%
Casa Bonita Mexican Dark Lager v3
We are excited to bring back a revised edition of one of our favorite beers. This version was brewed with 100% Riverbend Malt House malts. A combination of their Pilsner, Heritage, and Malted Corn provide notes of toasted bread, soft caramel, and a subtle graininess. We also utilized a moderate aroma addition of New Zealand Motueka hops for a balanced citrus/lime character. Tap Date 8/6 OG 1.049 IBU 20 ABV 4.9%
Hibernaculum Petite Saison
Another petite saison for your consideration, this thirst quenching yet complex brew was fermented with a blend of yeast strains. The resulting beer has the ideal balance between a dry, crisp malt backbone and those classic funky overtones from wild yeast. It's the perfect beer for folks who want to venture outside of our typical offerings, while still maintaining pitch-perfect quaffability. Tap Date 10/15 O.G. 1.031 ABV 3.5%
Jemmy Stout
With six different grains used in the brewing process, this is one of the more rich and complex stouts out there. Several different roasted barleys, oats and caramelized grains yield hints of shortbread, toffee, chocolate and a roast espresso finish. Tap Date 3/14 OG 1.067 IBU 65 ABV 6.9%
Sow Your Wild Oatmeal Porter
For those that want a beer with complex malt flavors, without the extra roastiness of a stout, our Oatmeal Porter is your beer. This Porter contains prominent notes of chocolate, biscuits, and dark fruit and is smoothed out by a big portion of flaked oats, with just enough English hops to balance. Tap Date 1/10 OG 1.056 IBU 30 ABV 5.2%
Breaking Bob Kolsch
Our 2nd generation, this pale golden ale/lager hybrid associated with the city of Köln, Germany, uses the lightest German Koln & Heidelberg malts. With enough hops for balance, the result is a very light, crisp beer. Tap Date 8/30 OG 1.045 IBU 21 ABV 4.8%
Great Escape Pina Colada Berliner Weisse
Great Escape is our chance to hold on to those warm summer days wishing we were kicking back on the beach. We brewed this beer with a copious amount of wheat, pineapple, lactose, and raw coconut and lightly soured for a crisp, tart finish. Come sip on this refreshing sour and get whisked away to island time on Moreland. Tap Date 9/27 OG 1.048 IBU 5 ABV 5.2%
Whiskey Barrel Aged Ye Olde Sprinklerhead English Barleywine
This barleywine was rested in a TN whiskey barrel and was then sent to the cellar to age to perfection ABV 12.6%
Smokin’ Hot Beech Rauchbier
It must be time for bonfires and parkas because the rauchbier is back! This seasonal favorite features beechwood-smoked barley as part of the grain bill and is fermented with a popular German lager yeast. The beer was then cold-conditioned for over one month. The result is an amber lager with a smoky nose and a crisp, balanced finish. Cheers to the change of seasons! Tap Date 11/9 OG 1.051 IBU 41 ABV 5.5%
Juice Willis: Devil Woman IPA
It finally happened: Batch Number 666. Of course it ended up being a batch of Juice Willis, so welcome "Devil Woman" to the fold. This time around our good friend Juice found himself involved with Ekuanot, Moutere, and Wai-iti hops for a tropical fruit explosion you won't soon forget. So, grab a pint and a harmonica and get rid of those blues! Tap Date 12/02 OG 1.060 IBU 50 ABV 6.5%
Big Slurp Imperial IPA
Back for round two, it's our west coast DIPA! This time around, it was assertively-hopped with nearly fifty pounds of Columbus, Idaho 7, Cascade, Eureka, Simcoe, Chinook, and Centennial hops, all supported by Canadian Pilsner and Irish IPA malts. It's a throwback to when hoppy beer was hoppy with more pine flavor than you can shake a stick at! Tap Date 12/2 O.G. 1.076 IBU 108 ABV 8.6%
Heaven Hill Bourbon BA Choco Mountain Imperial Breakfast Stout
Our Imperial Breakfast Stout aged for four months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. ABV 9%

BEER

Brewing on a 7 barrel system, Neal Engleman has developed a beer program that focuses on perfecting classic styles such as Kolsch, Pilsner, ESB, IPA, barrel aged strong beer and session styles. This classic list is balanced with more experimental styles: milkshake IPA’s, fruited gose’s and farmhouse ales, to name a few. Over the last seven years we’ve also developed a barrel aging program, aging stouts, barleywines, and scotch ales in bourbon and rum barrels to bring out the beers best characteristics, winning a Silver Medal in Barrel Aged Strong Ales at the Great American Beer Festival in 2018 for our Willett Bourbon Barrel Aged Ye Old Sprinklerhead Barleywine.

FOOD

Terry Koval has spent the last several years turning the Wrecking Bar’s menu into a diverse array of flavors, while staying rooted in pub classics. We source from local bakeries, dairies, and farms ( including our own ), and believe it’s important to support the local economy and build relationships. The menu keeps a few classics on constantly, while the rest changes to reflect the season, highlighting produce and flavors at their peak.

ABOUT

Housed in a late Victorian building that was once a home, a church, a dance studio, and an architectural salvage store, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub has worked to become a cornerstone of the neighborhood. With a focus on comfortable atmosphere, clean and exciting locally sourced food, an extensive bar program, and excellent beer crafted in house, the goal is to maintain a restaurant that has has something for everyone. Come grab a beer at the bar, or meet up with family and friends for dinner.

OUR TEAM

Stevenson Rosslow
Owner, 8 yrs
Terry Koval
Executive Chef, Partner, 7yrs
Matt Mazzucco
Manager, 8yrs (Which is longer than 7 but W/e Terry.)
Paul Figel
General Manager, 7yrs
Kelsea Tremayne
Bar, 4yrs
Matthew Vaughn
Manager, 2yrs
Daniel King
Graphic Artist, 4yrs
Bill Arnold
Brewer
Nick Jennings
Chef de Cuisine
Jeremy Swofford
Sous Chef
Robert “Myers” Pierce
Sous Chef, 4yrs
Tony Johnson
Prep, 5yrs
Ben Rieger
Bar, Server, 3yrs
Katy Frazier
Event Manager, 1yr

EVENT SPACES

There are three separate event spaces at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, each with varying capacity and atmosphere:

The Cellar

The Cellar is a private dining room located inside the restaurant that seats up to 30 for dinner and holds up to 40 for a cocktail style party. Excellent for dinner parties and get togethers, from workplace mixers and book clubs, to birthday parties and rehearsal dinners.

 

The Biergarten

The Biergarten is a event space in our brewery warehouse that seats up to 42 and holds up to 100 standing. With a long concrete bar, twelve beer taps, and fermentation tanks in the room, it’s definitely a casual venue, and a built-in stage makes it perfect for celebrations involving a band.

The Marianna

The Marianna is our formal event space on the main floor of the house, with a capacity of 30-250 people. It has 13 foot ceilings, stained glass windows, and original fireplaces, and is perfect for weddings (both ceremony and reception), breakout sessions, rehearsal dinners, and holiday parties.

For all event spaces inquiries, please contact Katy at [email protected]

History

“The Victor H. Kriegshaber House is historically significant for its association with Victor Hugo Kriegshaber, who was a leader in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta during the first third of the century, and the original owner of this house. He commissioned the building to be designed by architect Willis F. Danny just before 1900 and lived there with his family until 1924.The Kriegshaber residence is a fine example of Denny’s work; he practiced only a few years in Atlanta before his early death at 31 due to pneumonia, but managed to design many of the city’s most prestigious public and private structures before 1905. Stylistically, the house is a noteworthy transitional statement combining late Victorian and eclectic details.

Kriegshaber was born in 1859 to Prussian immigrants living in Louisville, Kentucky. He did not make his home in Atlanta until 1889, when he left his civil engineer’s position with the Central of Georgia Railway to become a contractor and soon after president for forty-three years of his own building materials supply company. Nine years after his arrival in Atlanta, Kriegshaber was able to afford his elegant showplace on the periphery of Inman Park. He served in executive positions for countless businesses, civic, philanthropic, and cultural organizations. In addition to his building material supply business, Kriegshaber was the founder and first president of the Atlanta Terra Cotta Company, a director of the Atlanta Art Glass Co. and vice-president of the National Builders’ Supply Association. He was a director of the Chamber of Commerce and, in 1914, was part of the committee from the Chamber that spearheaded the new development at Lakewood for the Southeastern Fair. The Fair opened in 1916, the same year that Kriegshaber served as president of the Chamber of Commerce.

A charter member of the Rotary Club, Kriegshaber also served as director of the local council of the Boy Scouts of America, as president of the Jewish Charities and of the Jewish Educational Alliance and was director of the Hebrew Orphan’s Home. He was instrumental in establishing the city’s first public playgrounds for children and was later vice-president of the Playground Association of America. In 1905, Kriegshaber was one of the organizers of the Standard Club, serving as its first vice-president.

Kriegshaber served on the executive committee of the Atlanta Music Festival Association from its founding in 1909 until his death. The first Atlanta Music Festival, held in 1909 in the just completed Auditorium, was such a tremendous success that the Atlanta Music Festival Association inaugurated in 1910 the first of nearly twenty annual spring visits by the Metropolitan Opera to Atlanta’s Municipal Auditorium. In addition, his belief in the ability of local musicians and choristers led to the establishment of the Atlanta Philharmonic Society, of which he was president at his death in 1934.”

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

  • Monday: 4 - 11 pm
  • Tuesday: 4 - 11 pm
  • Wednesday: 4 - 11 pm
  • Thursday: 4 - 11 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm - 12 am
  • Saturday: 12 pm - 12 am
  • Sunday: 12 pm - 10 pm

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