SAY HELLO TO DECATUR’S NEWEST BREWERIES. YES, PLURAL.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
After announcing plans last summer to set up shop in Decatur, Blue Tarp tapped their very first keg just a couple weeks ago. I stopped in to Avondale’s The Beer Growler, and they were already out of their own Blue Tarp BantamWeight kegâ€”not too bad, considering the shop has 40something other brews on tap. They plan on opening their tasting room this spring.
In a recent Q&A withÂ AtlantaCuisine.com, Three Taverns founder Brian Purcell described their approach as having “Belgian inspirations with American creativity.” The brewery has been a long time dream of Purcell, who was an avid homebrewer before taking the brick-and-mortar plunge. They plan to get things a-brewin’ this springâ€”right alongside future beer neighbors Blue Tarp.
Indeed, the area around 111 New Street is about to become an epicenter of Decatur’s beer scene. Thanks to anÂ ordinance recently passed to allow craft beer to be brewed in Decatur, both Three Taverns and Blue Tarp will be setting up shop in the East Decatur Station complex. And why, once again, Decatur? In Brian Purcell’s own words, Decatur has a certain “beer mojo.” We’ll raise our glass to that.