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Southern Rap Group Nappy Roots Opens a Microbrewery Next Year in Castleberry Hill

Brewery and taproom Atlantucky Brewing opens early next year just south of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Northside Drive

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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.

Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots opens a microbrewery in Atlanta’s historic Castleberry Hill neighborhood early next year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. A nod to the group’s Georgia and Kentucky roots, Atlantucky Brewing replaces private events venue the Loft at the Intown Loft Apartment complex on Northside Drive, one half mile south of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The 6,000-square-foot brewery and taproom, owned by Nappy Roots members Fish Scales, Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, and Ron Clutch, will include several bars, two prep kitchens and a large patio. Scales, Deville, Stille, and Clutch say they chose Castleberry Hill for its history and creative culture and proximity to Atlanta’s historic Black colleges Clark Atlanta University, Spelman, and Morehouse.

This isn’t the group’s first craft beer endeavor. In 2017, Nappy Roots partnered with Atlanta-based Monday Night Brewing to create a pale ale called Front Porch. Since its release three years ago, Scales, Deville, Stille, and Clutch have gone on to produce Imperial rye stout Humdinger with Monday Night, Kentucky Mud nitro chocolate milk stout with Hapeville, Georgia-based Arches Brewing, and a golden ale called Watermelon, Chiquen and Gritz with Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, Kentucky. The group continues to collaborate with breweries around the country.

Once open, people can expect to see Scales, Deville, Stille, and Clutch frequently on site at Atlantucky Brewing. The quartet plan to film portions of their upcoming reality show there, which centers around Nappy Roots visiting breweries throughout the U.S. while on tour.

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