a Father and Son Story
The story starts with a father-son dream of teaming up and owning and operating a craft beer brewery, determined to create world-class brews that everyone can enjoy.
Charles (the father) is a Georgia Tech Chemical Engineering graduate, whose love for beer started in the foothills of Colorado. Brewing beer is right in the wheelhouse of chemical engineers, so it was a natural fit. He learned to brew beer at home while he kept his “day job”, and was thrilled when his son also took up home brewing. The seed for the dream was planted.
An Atlanta-area native, Clay followed in his dad's footsteps, but not as an engineer. He moved to Colorado to be a ski bum by day and an adventurist by night, including learning the art and science of brewing beer. Clay moved back to north Georgia and became a fireman, enamored by the smoke jumpers he met out west. He also honed his skills in brewing beer. The seed for the dream was planted.
When “the time” came, both father and son threw caution to the wind, and committed to fulfilling “the dream”, an effort of love and passion. Each day starts with a challenge and ends with a reward. Here we are living the dream, the first craft brewery in Johns Creek, GA.