WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join the fight for Fair & Open Access to Market and sign the petition @gacraftbrewersguild 💪 🍺 https://setbeerfr.ee/47esVqq
The craft brewing industry has seen significant growth over the past several years, thanks in part to some smart policy changes by lawmakers at the state Capitol (SB 85 in 2017). Unfortunately, Georgia still remains one of the most restrictive states to open and operate a small brewery.
With the challenges of rising costs of goods, materials, and services, supply chain challenges, market shifts and other economic pressures over the past few years, small breweries lack the flexibility they need to thrive, and in some cases, survive. Fair and Open
Access to Market is essential for a small brewery to meet consumer and community demand for their products.
The F.O.A.M. Act (Fair and Open Access to Market) would:
– Allow for limited self distribution for small brewers – Reform beer franchise laws in Georgia. Georgia lacks fair franchise laws that govern how a small brewer enters into a relationship with a distributor. – Remove the daily to-go limit of 288 oz. per person.
Urgent action is needed to keep this vital industry moving forward. These proposals will give local breweries the flexibility they need to not just survive, but thrive.
Thank you to Enjoy Cherokee for this feature article about Reformation’s CEO, Spencer Nix and our 10th Anniversary this October! It’s an honor to serve our community alongside neighbors who care deeply about small business in Cherokee County.
Excerpt: “Undoubtedly there is something for everyone to love at Reformation, but this article goes deeper. It’s about how ten years ago, a Cherokee County man, his wife, and his friends followed a crazy dream and made something inviting where the whole community could come together.”
“You would have to look hard in Cherokee County to find someone who hasn’t had an experience with one of Reformation’s taprooms; they are cornerstones of the communities they serve. From community group meet-ups—including Reformation Books & Brews book club and MilVet Community veterans’ group—to live music, pop-up markets, silent discos, Galentine’s celebrations, trivia nights, yoga workshops, tailgate parties, fundraisers, and more, Reformation’s events draw in community members of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to meet and get to know each other.”
Line dancing, bull riding, and shotgunning – Reformation Rodeo was a good time! Thanks for celebrating with us as we attempted our first and greatest beer pyramid, & can only release of Shotgun Light Lager. Special thanks to Tyler Anderson at Southern Photo Co. for the great pics!
Brewing beer, kissing babies, petting all the good dogs. Our last Brew Night of the Summer is coming soon, Friday July 21st. Hope to see you there! Here’s a roundup of some moments from June.
📸 TSWIFT PARTY PICS @photosbylindsayann … The 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞 𝗡𝗢𝗪 (𝘙EFORMATION’𝘚 𝘝𝘌𝘙𝘚𝘐𝘖𝘕) album release event at @reformationbrewery was one for the books! Swifties of all ages came together for a night of sing alongs with friends, sipping on TS inspired drinks and the exchanging of friendship bracelets.
Create Vibrancy with Woodstock Arts! This week we welcome a release celebrating community art. Featuring four unique designs made by local artists, each purchase helps support Woodstock Arts mission to engage the community with relevant art experiences every day.
Since 2002, Woodstock Arts has been supplying performing arts productions, world-class concerts, in-depth classes, & exciting camps. Come join us! Let’s create vibrancy. More at woodstockarts.org
About the beer
Create Vibrancy is an American Pale Ale featuring Strata and Strata CGX hops for light strawberry fruitiness & uplifting citrusy undertones. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase supports Woodstock Arts, our nonprofit local arts center. Made with support from VisitWoodstockGA.
Available from your neighborhood Reformation as our featured offering, Saturday, July 1st. A day declared #setbeerfree day by our Woodstock mayor, made to celebrate Georgia beer freedom, local makers, and live music.
The Art & the Artists
Harmony Reid, “The Reeves House”
Entitled “The Reeves House,” the can art is an original watercolor by Woodstock artist, Harmony Reid, highlighting one of the city’s original landmarks which serves as an arts & community center in the heart of downtown Woodstock.
Sylvia Smith, “Community Faces”
Entitled “Community Faces,” this artwork by Sylvia Smith speaks to the community we create through art and gathering together, sharing a beer at Reformation or experiencing a vibrant moment with friends. More art at Sylviadraws.com.
Joseph Baum, “Spaceman”
The can art entitled “Spaceman” from Graphic Artist, Joseph Baum, depicts an explorer taking respite in what is right in front of him, the small, glowing speck can remind us to celebrate what is right in front of us.
Get ready for 🍺 SET BEER FREE DAY 2023 🍺 – Saturday, July 1st – where we raise a glass to toast the passing of Georgia beer laws allowing craft breweries around the state to directly sell the beer we make to you our fans, customers, and hometown communities.
To celebrate, we will have live music, local artists, and a special beer on tap supporting Woodstock Arts, named “Create Vibrancy.” Cheers to freedom and independent makers working to make things and moments that matter.
🌟 July 1st events🌟
🇺🇸 Woodstock 🇺🇸
Rally your crew and head to the Star Spangled Pub Crawl at 2pm in @DowntownWoodstock, Saturday, July 1st! Let Reformation be your home base, or make your way to the yard as your final stop. We’ll have live music starting at 12pm, and local artist on the Woodstock Arts Green!
🎇 Canton 🎇
Join us that evening for vendors, food trucks, and live music at 8pm from The Guardians of The Jukebox.
🍻 All taprooms 🍻
Celebrate Georgia beer freedom at your neighborhood Reformation on Saturday, July 1st. Declared “Set Beer Free Day” by our Woodstock mayor, this day is made to raise a glass to independent makers, music, and a special release supporting Woodstock Arts. While supplies last, $1 for every purchase of Create Vibrancy supports our nonprofit local arts center. Stay tuned for more details about this limited, brewery only release (coming soon).
It was an honor to support this year’s 2023 Crafted For Action Con in Atlanta with a collaboration brew, One Love – a sorrel inspired saison, of which 100% of the proceeds were donated in support.
Reformation was awarded IN WDSTK’s“Investor of the Year” to recognizing our ongoing investment in and commitment to the Woodstock community, focusing on both small business and people.
“Really honored by @inwdstk to accept the Investor of the Year Award on behalf of the entire crew @reformationbrewery. The Woodstock and Cherokee FAMILY is strong and we are privileged to be part.” – Spencer Nix, CEO Reformation Brewery
Reformation Releases Blueberry Ranch Water year round (Now available from taprooms & coming soon to the market)
Woodstock, GA (March, 24, 2023) – Reformation is proud to announce the release of a Blueberry Ranch Water, now available on draft and in 4pks from their Canton & Woodstock taprooms, and coming soon to package retailers in the Georgia market.
A ready-to-drink Reformation craft cocktail, Blueberry Ranch Water is 100% Agave Spirit (Tequila), real blueberry, fresh lime, and Reformation Sparkling Water. “North Georgia Made, naturally gluten free, Reformation Craft Spirits Blueberry Ranch Water joins our year-round lineup just in time for warmer temps and Southern hospitality,” says Creative Director, Jessica Miller.
Available starting Friday, March 24th (Canton & Woodstock taprooms only) and arriving at independent retailers across Georgia in coming weeks, the Blueberry Ranch Water can be purchased on site from Reformation or ordered ahead for next day pickup at reformationstore.com.
Reformation CEO & Cofounder Spencer Nix says the move to add Craft Spirits was made “to stay innovative and agile.” He added, “We are proud to have launched REFORMATION CRAFT SPIRITS at the end of 2022. Early feedback shows a strong desire for craft spirits from our community.”
Recent Craft Spirit offerings currently include:
Reformation London Dry Gin
Reformation Black Currant Liqueur
Reformation Orange Liqueur
Ready-to-drink Blueberry Ranch Water (our best-selling craft cocktail)
Reformation plans to serve continued offerings and new craft spirit products throughout 2023.
“We are also committed to maintaining excellent craft beers and amazing customer experiences our community has come to know, love, and expect,” Spencer added. “The response to Reformation Craft Spirits has been a million slays. Blueberry Ranch Water has attracted a cult following quicker and larger than any single product to date. We’re now scaling and packaging it to get it to you for your next North Georgia adventure. I’m humbled and delighted by the love for what we make and why we make.”
About Reformation Brewery:
Established in October 2013, Reformation Brewery is an independently owned and operated, values-based company. With taprooms in Canton, Woodstock, and Smyrna, Reformation seeks to serve love to our community through the good gift of beer. Learn more at reformationbrewery.com #northgeorgiamade