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Ellsworth Industrial Brewery in Westside Opens its Taproom

Steady Hand Beer Co. is open with limited hours ahead of its grand opening on March 9

Steady Hand Beer Co.
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Steady Hand Beer Co., located on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in Westside, is throwing a grand opening party on Saturday, March 9 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The party sees the brewery officially debuting its full line-up of beers and taproom-only offerings, along with live music, food trucks, and barbecue from Collier Road’s Das BBQ. Until then, Steady Hand is currently open to the public, but operating with limited hours and beers on tap, which are announced weekly on Instagram.

The 14,000-square-foot brewery, owned by brothers Brian and Kevin Sullivan, features a 30-barrel brewhouse, a small batch brew system for pilot and taproom beers, a 250-person taproom with 24 taps, and a private events space. Brian Sullivan serves as Steady Hand’s head brewer. Prior to moving to Atlanta, he was the head brewer at 3 Sheeps Brewing in Wisconsin and a former chef at California’s Pyramid Brewing.

“Brian creates a lot of culinary-focused beers and seasonal beers with different fermentations — beers you can pair easily with food,” Kevin Sullivan tells Eater Atlanta. “These are all beers we love to drink.”

This includes a particular focus on farmhouse ales like a Belgian-style Georgia farmhouse ale, made with wheat, oats, and organic grits and the Fall Farmhouse, brewed with roasted sweet potatoes and rye.

The brothers also combine their midwestern upbringing with their new home here in Georgia in the brewery’s stouts, such as the coconut blonde and an Imperial coffee stout, consisting of wild coffee beans from El Salvador. Steady Hand collaborated with Brash Coffee — another Westside neighbor — to create the beer.

Sullivan says the taproom bar also offers nitro coffee on tap and will eventually have a few other non-alcoholic beverages on its menu.

“Brian and I have been talking about this brewery for a very long time. To finally see it open, that’s just so exciting,” Sullivan explains. “I love the beer scene here in Atlanta, and we’re finally a part of it now and a part of this neighborhood.”

Following the grand opening in March, Steady Hand should be open five to six days a week. Weekends will also see food trucks, including a semi-permanent truck with seating outside. Tickets to the party are $25 per person and include four 10-ounce pour beer tokens and a souvenir glass.

Steady Hand Beer Co.
Steady Hand Beer Co.
Steady Hand Beer Co.
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The brewery’s name is taken from the Gaelic inscription found on the Sullivan family’s coat-of-arms, “Lam Foisteanac Abu”, which translates to “Steady Hand to Victory.”

Steady Hand joins TopGolf, Bacchanalia, and Star Provisions on Ellsworth. The previously industrial area is rapidly redeveloping, likely brought on by the promise of the future BeltLine expansion. The planned Northside trail will cut through Ellsworth north of Huff Road near Bacchanalia and Star Provisions and follow the railroad tracks on its way to Northside Drive.

A second location of neighboring brewery Scofflaw Brewing Co. and a 16,000-square-foot food hall will open near Steady Hand by 2020 at The Works, an 80-acre overhaul of several warehouses along Chattahoochee Avenue. The Works is being built in phases to eventually feature 500 residences, a 200-key boutique hotel, 13 acres of greenspace, and retail shops.

Star Provisions

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 ext. 4 Visit Website


350 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 850-7373 Visit Website

Scofflaw Brewing Co.

1738 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 343-2832 Visit Website

BRASH Coffee

1168 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (404) 829-4389 Visit Website


1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 Visit Website