Atlanta, GA — Starting May 1st, Second Self Beer Company will begin to can its own beers at the brewery. This news follows the announcement that Second Self is expanding production output and facilities with new brewing equipment and a new tasting room, debuting early this summer. The Georgia craft brewery opened in Atlanta in fall 2014, and due to demand, its production has been at capacity since March 2015.
Currently, Second Self works with a mobile canning company to package two canned beers: Thai Wheat (a spicy American wheat beer) and Red Hop Rye (a hybrid red rye IPA). These flagship, year-round beers are available in 12-ounce cans at bars, restaurants, and retail shops throughout Georgia. By adding in-house equipment to handle the canning process, Second Self will be able to offer more beer. The increased flexibility will also allow Second Self to package a variety of seasonal beers, with plans to offer the following canned beers starting this year:
MAVERICK & GOSE (4.4% ABV, 8 IBU) — Second Self’s take on a traditional Gose includes fresh CORIANDER and DRY HOPPED with Wakatu hops to balance out the slightly TART and SALTY nature of this fun beer. A beer that’s good anytime but best enjoyed outdoors on your favorite patio. Available in cans starting May 1st.
Pairings include: grilled grouper, oysters, guacamole, parmesan cheese, the pool.
MOLE PORTER (6.5% ABV, 27 IBU) — a chocolate porter with extra spices reminiscent of the Oaxacan mole sauce. Second Self combines California, Pasella, and Chipotle CHILIES with CINNAMON, CLOVES, and COCOA NIBS to create a robust porter packed with flavor. Avail in cans starting Oct. 1st.
Pairings include: pork or beef tacos, stews & chillis, gruyere cheese, and chocolate desserts.
On track for an early summer opening, Second Self’s new tasting room will triple the size of the existing tasting room and will accommodate up to 200 guests. Square Feet Studio—an award-winning architecture, planning and design firm based in Atlanta—is designing the new tasting room. Design features will include a 24-foot butcher-block bar, a separate kitchen for catered events and regular chef pop-ups, reclaimed wood tables, and much more.
About Second Self Brewing
Jason Santamaria (32-years-old) and Chris Doyle (31-years-old) started Second Self as a home brewing experiment a decade ago, and their highly acclaimed beers were released to the public in fall 2014. The two met in college at Georgia Tech and bonded over a shared passion for good beer. Chris went on to work at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewery and earned his certificate from the American Brewers Guild Craft Brewers Apprenticeship program. Jason has a background in food and business. Second Self’s beers are brewed with only fresh ingredients like blue ginger and lemongrass (never dried ingredients or extracts). Jason and Chris designed each brew to be paired with food. Second Self’s brewery is located at 1311 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA. It is currently closed for expansion construction but will reopen early this summer for regular tours and tastings.