Scofflaw Brewing Co. opens its new 9,000-square-foot research and development brewery and taproom Dr. Scofflaw’s Laboratory and Beer Garden at the Works on Saturday, October 31, at 12 p.m. Going forward, Dr. Scofflaw’s will be open at the Works from Thursday through Sunday.
Dr. Scofflaw’s includes a patio featuring outdoor games, a taproom with seating at communal tables and a bar pouring Scofflaw’s Basement IPAs and special release beers, and an open floor plan with views of the brewing facility.
The brewery’s debut coincides with a day of outdoor Halloween festivities planned at the 80-acre mixed-use development and its forthcoming food hall along Chattahoochee Avenue.
Owned by Matt Shirah and Travis Herman, Scofflaw Brewing first opened four years ago on MacArthur Boulevard near Crest Lawn Memorial Park in northwest Atlanta. In 2019, Shirah and Herman expanded their operation with the opening of beer bar Scofflaw Beer Barn at the newly renovated State Farm Arena. The “barn” referenced in the name refers to Scofflaw’s logo, which features a goat. “The goat represents us well. We like to push the limits and break boundaries,” Shirah said at the time of the beer bar’s opening.
Shirah and Herman have touted their self-confessed reputation as “trailer trash brewers” in the past, and frequently engage in irreverent humor on social media and in the press. A failed PR stunt two years ago landed the brewery in hot water after it apparently offered free beer to Trump supporters as part of a promotional partnership with BrewDog breweries in the United Kingdom. Shirah and Herman claimed at the time that the controversial press release sent to nearly 11,000 journalists and news outlets by a U.K. public relations agency was “absolute nonsense” and was published without their consent.
Dr. Scofflaw’s joins a planned second location of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and food hall Chattahoochee Food Works at The Works complex. The 22,000-square-foot food hall and test kitchen is a collaborative effort between James Beard Award-winning chef and “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid, the creator of luxe food hall Gansevoort Market in New York City.
The Works hosts an outdoor Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 31, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The family-friendly event includes live music, giveaways, a costume contest, food from the stalls at Chattahoochee Food Works and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, and beer from Scofflaw Brewing. Tickets are $5 per person. Purchase tickets here. Masks are required.
1235 Chattahoochee Avenue NW, Atlanta. scofflawbeer.com.