One year ago at the Classic City Brew Fest, Athens welcomed us into their hearts and glasses by voting us second place in People’s Choice for our Athena Paradiso w/ Passion fruit cask. This was not only the first award we ever won, but also the first beer we poured for our great city – we hadn’t even opened our doors to the brewery yet for tours.
This beginning represented a huge welcome for us from the community and made us feel right at home. We were inspired. And we knew the following year we would have to make something very special for our friends and neighbors in Athens, GA for the next Classic City Brew Fest. We wanted to make something that embodied our town, and all the quirks and funk it has to offer. So our brewers captured wild yeast right outside the brewery and fermented a beer with it. A sour, funky, fruity beer emerged – the Curious No. 5 – and was voted first place in People’s Choice. We are humbled and overwhelmed by this experience and glad the beer was loved by the city as much as us. We can’t wait for next year, but until then, we hope our town will always remember and think fondly on the Curious No. 5, or as we like to call it: Athens in a glass!