Monday Night Brewing held its grand opening on Saturday, September 23rd, and Sunday, September 24th in the Lee+White development in West End at the corner of White Street and Lee Street, just a skip and a hop over from Westview. It was a bustling Saturday, and a chill, family-friendly Sunday featuring the company’s traditional beers, as well as special barrel-aged and sour beers. Barrel-aged beers will be the focus of the West End facility, while the Westside facility will keep the production of the regular beers.
Starting on Friday, September 29th, coinciding with the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail opening, the Monday Night Brewing Garage will start its normal business hours:
Over the last few months news story after news story announced exciting new businesses moving into the Lee+White development along White Street in West End. On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 development moved one step closer with the groundbreaking ceremony of Monday Night Brewing’s expanded $5.5 million facility along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.
A crowd gathered to see guests of honor, Mayor Kasim Reed, Councilmember Cleta Winslow, and NPU-T Chair Terry Ross join Monday Night Brewing co-founders Jeff Heck, Joel Iverson, and Jonathan Baker for the special occasion.
The brewery is slated to open in September with an economic impact of $43.3 million and 34 new jobs.
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Development in Westview, and southwest Atlanta, is in full swing. Westview residents have been particularly excited about the re-opening of D Cafe a few weeks ago, giving them and visitors alike that “third place” to hang out and enjoy a meal while being able to meet familiar, friendly faces.
Additionally in the works is celebrity chef Darius Williams’ first restaurant, Greens & Gravy, at 1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Darius has released a sneak peak of the menu, featuring mouth-watering dishes like “Skillet Butter Pecan Cornbread with Whipped Honey Butter,” “Creamed Corn Bisque with Fried Lobster & Chive Oil” and “Creamy Collard Green Lasagna.” An opening date has not been determined, but is anticipated to happen in the next several weeks.
Meanwhile, Stream Realty and its Atlanta BeltLine-adjacent Lee + White development just down the road in neighboring West End continues to make headlines with its newest tenants. This time, the headlines are about a new distillery being added to the roster – ASW Distillery. Like Monday Night Brewing and Wild Heaven Beer, ASW Distillery will be opening up a second location at the LEE + White development called the “ASW Rickhouse.”
Alright, perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves, but two Atlanta-area breweries will soon call the Lee+White development in West End their second home. Two breweries side-by-side? Beer aficionados will be able to rejoice at this news!
Back in September 2016, Monday Night Brewery had announced that it will open up a second location called “the Garage” at the Lee+White development to focus on crafting their barrel-aged and sour beers. Part of the land next to the warehouse will be used to grow fruit trees, whose wild yeast will aid in the beer fermentation. The facility will include a tasting room and a patio for patrons to enjoy. Simultaneously it was announced that Honeysuckle Gelato, Doux South Pickles, Southern Aged cheese maker, and Relay bike-share would join the brewery in the development.
Now it has been announced that Avondale Estates-based brewery Wild Heaven would join Monday Night Brewery and the others at the Lee+White development to open up a second location as well. While Monday Night Brewery aims to open up later on in 2017, Wild Heaven will not open up until 2018. The brewery space will include a 10,000 square foot patio on the Atlanta BeltLine, as well as food made on-site.
And the beauty of it all? Westview neighbors will be but a short stroll down the Atlanta BeltLine from these new food and drink destinations – cheers!
Atlanta Magazine: Monday Night Brewing’s big gamble along the Atlanta BeltLine (March 2017)
AJC: Wild Heaven Beer opening second brewery and taproom on Beltline (March 22, 2017)