Georgia Restaurant Named A Best Brewpub In America
When you think of the perfect brewpub, craft beer, handheld food, and a circle of friends typically come to mind. USA Today‘s 10Best recently named the best brewpubs around the country that exemplify these qualities, and a Georgia pub was included on the list.
A requirement for these establishments is that they must “serve their own house beers — often alongside guest taps or cans,” and offer “a menu of tasty food options.”
Before we swing open the doors of this local watering hole, let’s further examine what differentiates a classic brewpub.
Beer and Brewing defines it by saying, “The Brewpub is a modern business model for an ancient practical concept: serving and selling beer on the premises where it is brewed.” Furthermore, a standard brewpub is essentially a hybrid between a restaurant and brewery. These places have a hometown and local feel. Often they are named after a person or place relevant to the geographical location. Lastly, the menu pairs well with the beers they offer. Whether that’s a juicy burger, salad, or shared appetizer, the theme centers around sharing a good time. Over a pint, of course.
The Georgia restaurant that is one of the best brewpubs in the country was actually ranked #2 among the entire list.
From the Earth Brewing Company – Roswell
A little over 20 miles north of Atlanta, you will find From the Earth Brewing Company. Located at 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, this unique establishment blends farm-to-table with craft beer. “The brewpub’s commitment to sourcing as freshly and as locally as possible shines through,” 10Best says.
“We want to give back to our local food partners; one way is by giving our spent grain from brewing to local farmers to feed their cattle and animals,” states co-owner Tim Stevens.
Nine house drafts are currently on the menu. If you can’t decide which sounds best, you can order a flight. This is a sampler of four options poured into 5oz smaller glasses.
An example From The Earth Brewing’s farm-to-table and beer mashup includes a draft like the “Pineapple Express.” It consists of a Berliner Weisse with Pineapple and Mango.
This Georgia restaurant also practices what they preach with their food options. Examples of this are the beer-battered grouper or the duck confit pasta.