West End’s forthcoming Lee + White development, already boasting a few craft beer purveyors on its roster of tenants, will soon house a new facility for Tucker-based Golda Kombucha. Billed as Georgia’s “first kombucha tea company,” Golda hopes to have a brewery up and running later this year, with a taproom opening soon thereafter.
Owner Melanie Wade founded Golda in 2013 at a 2,000-square-foot space in Tucker. The company’s new home will be three times the size at 6,000 square feet and will give patrons the chance to “taste, purchase, and learn about the making of kombucha tea.” For those not in the know, kombucha is fermented green or black tea that comes with a low abv and some probiotic benefits. (Some proponents claim the beverage offers an expansive variety of health benefits, but there isn’t much science behind many of those claims.)
Golda’s taproom will serve a wide selection of flavors on draft, as well as kombucha flights, cocktails, and floats. Wade plans to host DIY kombucha and fermentation classes; yoga lessons; collaborations with local breweries, distilleries, and farmers; and more events at the facility.
When it opens to the public, Lee + White, named for its location at the intersection of Lee and White streets in West End, will seemingly be an Atlanta gourmand’s playground. Westside-based Monday Night Brewing, Decatur’s Wild Heaven Beer, and Banyan Roots Brewing Co., a new project focusing on sour brews, will pour local beers. Buckhead-based ASW Distillery will provide the whiskies. Southern Aged Cheese, Doux South Pickles, and Honeysuckle Gelato will operate at the development, too.
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