North Georgia Made Makers – stories of makers from North Georgia (full video story below).
At Reformation, we are proudly North Georgia Made — located at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with three taprooms uniquely positioned to give our guests memorable outdoor experiences along trails and rivers.
As makers ourselves, we know both the challenges and pleasures of making handcrafted products high in quality and value for our loyal fans. North Georgia comprises a variety of hardworking and dedicated artists and makers who love their craft and love sharing it with their local community. As we prepare to enter Fall and our 10th-anniversary season, we could not think of a better way to tell the story of being North Georgia Made than highlighting the makers in our community and sharing their inspiring stories.
In this first pilot episode, we chose to feature one of our local vendors and handmade leather craftsman, Nate Bridges of Alpine Leather & Supply, Co. Nate’s story of taking the entrepreneurial leap in college, discovering a love for leather on a trip to Nashville, and overcoming challenges will leave you inspired and ready to engage the maker in you.
Nate’s shop is located at The Mill on Etowah in Canton, just a few steps from our taproom and main production facility. We hope you enjoy this story and it spurs you to not only support your local community of makers but get busy making something too. Cheers to the reformers and makers in all of us!
*Stay tuned for hopefully more to come in this series focused on makers. Cheers to the makers and reformers in all of us.
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.
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.
This February, join us in drinking One Love – a Sorrel Inspired Saison with Honey, Hibiscus, and spent Gin Botanicals. While supplies last, all proceeds go to Crafted For Action. Learn more at craftedforaction.com
Join us in Smyrna, Feb. 3rd from 7-9pm for the Launch Party and meet our collaborator, Jennifer Price, founder and creator of Crafted For Action.
What is Sorrel?
Sorrel or “sorrel drink” is popular Caribbean beverage and is made of hibiscus flowers and various spices. According to Atlanta chef Briana Riddock, Sorrel is “a prized ingredient in the foodways of the African diaspora, where it lends a red hue to celebratory drinks.” In America, it is used to commemorate Juneteenth; the color is symbolic of the blood shed by enslaved Africans and the collective resiliency of Black people. (Source)
We named it “One Love” not only because of the obvious ties to Jamaica and the Caribbean, but because of beer’s undeniable power to unite communities.
One love, one heart Let’s get together and feel all right
We hope you’ll come out to support! All proceeds benefit the Crafted for Action Conference.
This year Reformation Brewery is raising funds for one of our own, Alex Brown. To know Alex is to love Alex and he’s one of Reformation’s most devoted and caring part-time servers. On Dec. 5th Alex experienced a severe arm fracture which limited his ability to work during the holiday season.
A giving pail will be placed at all Reformation venues, all cash donations and $2 from every pour of Alex’s Ale will be given directly to Alex to help bring a little peace and hope this Christmas. Thank you for your support! $2 of Every Pour of Alex’s Ale
“If you like the classic Arnold Palmer, you’re going to love Common Thread. More than that, this one is personal. As a citizen of this county whose family goes back many generations and a member of the History Cherokee board of directors, it’s crucial we know our past; good, bad, and ugly, in order to become an even better community in the future.
We have an amazing story full of some beautiful characters who have shaped us into the community we are today. That story should be preserved, remembered, and told for generations to come. I’m excited about the opening of the History Cherokee center and invite you to become more connected to the story. Become a member today. To the common thread that weaves us all together, cheers!” – Spencer Nix, CEO & Co-founder
FRIDAY 9/2 – Welcome Common Thread, a light Pale Ale (4.8%) featuring black tea & fresh lemon for an Arnold Palmer-esque experience.
While supplies last, $1 per pint/pack is donated in support of History Cherokee and their mission to inspire empathetic and engaged communities, cultivate a love of learning and greater understanding about our shared past, and serve as a trusted community resource for Cherokee County history. Learn more at historycherokee.org.