The downtown Alpharetta location of Jekyll Brewing opens Monday, November 11, at the City Center complex next to Market Street Park. Located inside the newly completed Exchange building, the brewery takes over the top floor with a tasting room and restaurant and a rooftop patio overlooking Academy and Market streets.
Expect loads of low country and Southern dishes on the menu such as a lump crab dip with smoked paprika crème fraîche and mustard with toasted saltines, chicken andouille gumbo, shrimp and grits, and fried fish on Fridays from chef Jordan Daniels (Buckhead Diner). A small raw bar section includes oysters and peel and eat shrimp.
Some seating in the restaurant surrounds the small brewing system, allowing people to watch beers being made or to speak with the brew master. Brewing capacity at Jekyll’s Alpharetta City Center facility hovers around 3,000 barrels a year.
In addition to Jekyll’s beers on tap at the bar, people can also order some of the brewery’s beers in 22 ounce “bomber” bottles for their table.
Jekyll’s original location on Marconi Drive, just east of downtown Alpharetta, brews beers like Hop Dang Diggity IPA and American brown ale Cooter Brown as well as other lagers, Kolsch-styles, and seasonal beers. The brewery’s name is a nod to Georgia’s long brewing history and is said to be the South’s first brewery, founded on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia in the 18th century.
Take a look at the menu:
Open Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.