Elsewhere Brewing opens to the public on Saturday, October 24, at the Beacon complex in Grant Park. Construction and permitting delays and equipment and supply shortages caused by the pandemic delayed the opening of the brewery by nearly three months. For now, patrons of Elsewhere Brewing are required to wear masks when not seated and capacity will be limited inside the taproom.
Owners Sam and Sara Kazmer took inspiration from the Belgian cafes, Bavarian beer gardens, and English pubs they visited while traveling through Europe to create a drinking hall with a cafe vibe for Elsewhere. The brewery seats approximately 80 people inside, with up to 50 people outside on the dog-friendly patio. A serving window located on the patio opens to the bar, eliminating the need for people to enter the building to order beer and food.
Elsewhere opens with 11 beers on tap, ranging from European classics, like a pilsner, Bavarian hefeweizen, and dark Czech lager, along with West Coast ales, IPAs, and special release beers, including a peach saison, grape gose, and red velvet cake stout.
Executive chef Thomas Stewart worked with Patagonian chef Richard Oyarzun to create the food menu for Elsewhere, which features a variety of empanadas, weekly pasta specials, sandwiches, milanese dishes, and grilled meats, like a 24-hour-brined chicken quarter, steak, and guava BBQ shrimp platter. Look for black beer tiramisu, flan, and vegan sorbets on the dessert menu.
Much like a CSA (community supported agriculture) helps support local farms, Elsewhere Brewing operates partially as a community supported brewery with CSB memberships. Memberships to the brewery offer people first dibs on beer releases and events, discounts, travel packages, and a monthly beer club with a choice between growlers or cans.
Eater reached out for more details on the opening and for a food menu.
1039 Grant Street SE, Suite B34, Atlanta. elsewherebrewing.co.