Two local entrepreneurs open Marietta’s first 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 15,000 square foot warehouse just off Delk Road & 75, opened it’s doors to the public in August of 2011. Soon after their launch, Red Hare beers were available at local bars and restaurants including Taco Mac, Hemingways, Thinking Man Tavern, Johnny MacCracken’s, Blue Moon Pizza, and more. Since then, they have expanded in size and brewing capacity, and were the first craft brewery in Georgia to can their beer, and the world’s first brewery to use the evercan – a very high recycle content can.  Currently, Red Hare is distributed all over Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

The taproom is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from noon to 6 pm. Visitors can purchase pints and flights, and tours are offered Wednesday through Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturday at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm.

On tap are several year round mainstays including the Long Day Lager, a Bohemian-style amber pilsner with a citrus aroma, the medium-bodied and slightly sweet Gangway IPA, Soft J juicy IPA, Gem City Classic light lager, and SPF 50/50 India Pale Radler.  The brewery also serves up Seasonals, Rabbit’s Reserve Series, Collaborations, as well as Craft Soda.  For those under 21 and designated drivers, Red Hare brewery offers homemade root beer as well as homemade grapefruit soda, both of which are alcohol free and made with pure cane sugar.  On Saturdays, food trucks are usually on site.  You are also welcome to bring in outside food to enjoy.  The brewery is family friendly and (leashed) dog friendly.

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

Tours & Tastings:
Wednesdays through Fridays at 5:30 pm
Saturdays at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm

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

Take a tour Wednesday through Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm
Brewery tours every half hour
Co-founders Roger Davis (left) and Bobby Thomas (right)
Gangway IPA
The (pre-expansion) 11,000 square foot warehouse
Exterior of Red Hare Brewing Company when it just opened in 2011
Long Day Lager

7 COMMENTS

  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.

    Thanks,
    Jonny

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

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