Two local entrepreneurs open Marietta’s first and only craft brewery

After semi-retiring from the corporate world in 2009, Roger Davis decided to explore the art of home brewing. He and friend Bobby Thomas worked together to set up a 15-gallon brew pot in Roger’s basement. After about a year of creating recipes and receiving positive reviews from friends, they realized their basement brewing had larger potential and The Red Hare Brewery was born.

Red Hare Brewing Company, located in an 11,000 square foot warehouse just off Delk Road & 75, opened it’s doors to the public earlier this month. The taproom is open for tours and tastings on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturdays from 3:30-5:30pm. Visitors can take a walk through the brewery every half hour, and souvenir glasses for beer tasting are available for $8. On tap is the Long Day Lager, a Bohemian-style amber pilsner with a citrus aroma and the medium-bodied and slightly sweet Gangway IPA.

Co-founders Roger Davis and Bobby Thomas plan to tap into the surging popularity of craft beers, a market segment that has seen growth despite the overall weak economy. According to the Brewers Association, an industry trade group, growth of the craft brewing industry was up 11% in 2010 compared to 2009, while overall beer sales fell 1% during that same period.

The company’s beers are available now at local bars and restaurants including Taco Mac, Hemingways, Thinking Man Tavern, Johnny MacCracken’s, Blue Moon Pizza, and more. The brewery also plans to introduce their brown ale soon as well as a wheat beer in the spring.

Red Hare Brewing Company
1998 Delk Industrial Blvd
Marietta, GA 30067

Tours & Tastings:
Every half hour
Friday 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday 3:30-5:30pm

Souvenir glasses for beer tasting are available for $8, tours are free.

For more information, please call (770) 331-8763.

The 11,000 square foot warehouse is just off Delk Road & 75
Red Hare Brewing Company
Take a tour on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturdays from 3:30-5:30pm
Brewery tours every half hour
Co-founders Roger Davis (left) and Bobby Thomas (right)
Gangway IPA
Long Day Lager


  1. Hey guys,
    We’ve had your Gangway IPA on tap. Very nicely received. Currently have your Watership Brown that we tapped Saturday late. Have sold several growler fills and we are waiting for feed back from our custoemr base.
    Thye Gang at The Best of Brews
    That be Betsy and Greg

  2. Have really enjoyed the Watership Brown and picked up a growler of Gangway IPA from Best of Brews today. Looking forward to enjoying that this evening and, hopefully, participating in the event at Greg’s on the 11th February. Keep up the great work! Chris, Johns Creek

  3. Hey guys,

    I just got a growler of your Gangway IPA at Hop City knowing nothing about your brewery. I always glad to support local brewers. I am very impressed with the Gangway and will probably start spreading the word. Keep up the good work and keep the IPA coming.


  4. Looking forward to the event at The Best of Brews in Duluth next Saturday. Should be fun. Hope to not be working then!