Gate City Updates Look for New Home

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Gate City Brewing near Atlanta will be nomads no more. A little more than a year since serving up its brews via kegs as an alternate proprietorship brewery in Georgia with Reformation Brewery, Gate City, located in Roswell, Georgia, has rolled out a new look for 2016.

Switching from a silhouette Phoenix rising from fire, the new look has a darker Phoenix with wings spread and instead of a lick of fire, it now resembles a hop.

“It was a good time to do it,” said Gate City’s Garrett Nail. “It was our starter logo for a couple of years and while we liked it and the culture behind the logo and what we stand for, we always intended to do a remix, if you will, once we got our own space.”

Nail, one of the three co-founders of the brewery which first hit the market on Feb. 8, 2015, said the new brick and mortar production facility will be open for visitors starting in mid-to-late February.

Gate City has been working on the building for six months along with brewing and distributing two styles of beer: 1864 (American IPA) and Copperhead (American Amber), while building up the brand.

“It seemed liked a good time to dole everything else out,” Nail said as the brewery is set to debut a slew of new styles including a Pale Ale and Cream Ale for limited release in the tasting room, while adding a third year-round beer for the market with a Porter, which should be available in a few weeks.

It plans to have a wide variety, including a Double IPA, some summer beers and a West Coast Session IPA, but nothing is set in stone yet. The Porter will serve as a base beer for experimentation as well. “You can do a 100 things with Porters and we plan to use them all,” Nail said.

Currently using an eight-barrel system,  expanding to a 30-bbl system in the spring, Nail said that the brewery has added two 60-bbl fermentors to increase capacity as well. It plans a substantial increase in size after intentionally staying small at only a few hundred barrels in 2015 as to not run out of beer for the market. “We want to grow into the system and the city,” Nail said.

 

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