I’m not usually a fan of beer, but a friend of Kevin’s invited us to come to the brewery he works at and insisted they would have some beers we would like. So we figured we would give Orpheus Brewing a shot.
Visit Orpheus Brewing
Orpheus Brewing is a small, artisanal brewery on the edge of Piedmont Park. The brew house was custom build around their souring process. The brew house is configured so that the souring process can take place in the mash tun over the course of a few days while they continue to brew non-sour beers in the meantime. You can find out more about Orpheus’s brewing process on a tour.
In accordance with Georgia law, craft breweries can sell tours and tastings, but not directly beer. Samples and souvenir packaged beers come as part of a tour package. The typical tour at Orpheus comes with seven 5oz. samples of whatever they have on tap and a souvenir pint glass that is yours to keep or leave on the table for another patron to pick up after final call.
Our friend suggested their Atalanta beer as something we non-beer drinkers would like. It’s their most popular beer. It is a tart plum saison that is fruity, acidic, and dry. And we liked it well enough until we tried Transmigration of Souls, which is a Double IPA that tastes of orange, lemon, and tropical fruit sitting on top of a clean, dry malt body. It was overpowering at first but really left an impression so that we weren’t completely happy just switching back to the Atalanta.
The Friday night crowd is mostly college age. The tasting room is spacious, but on a warm summer night most of the crowd tends to gather outside on the deck overlooking Piedmont Park. Orpheus Brewing is located at 1440 Dutch Valley Pl. NE, Atlanta, GA, and hours are from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 12-5 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday.
What’s your favorite local brewery? Let me know in the comments!