ATLANTA, GA – May 2, 2022 – 97.1 The River (WSRV-FM/Atlanta) has partnered with Reformation Brewery to create a new Pilsner beer just in time for summer, and available year-round. A Cold One is a light, crisp and easy pilsner, brewed with classic noble hops. 

A Cold One is on tap now at Reformation Brewery’s three locations in Woodstock, Canton and Smyrna. Beginning May 27, A Cold One will be available for purchase in six-packs at Reformation Brewery locations, and everywhere Reformation Brewery beer is sold across their Georgia distribution footprint. Ask your favorite package store, bar, or restaurant for A Cold One.

 “There are two things that go great together in the Atlanta summer heat: 97.1 The River and beer! The gang at Reformation Brewery did an awesome job coming up with a beer that I know our listeners will love,” says Chris Eagan, senior director of operations at Cox Media Group.

“In so many ways, beer can be a common connector for great moments and great conversations in life. And we think a clean classic lager can do that better than just about any other beer. We’re proud to partner with 97.1 the River in order to bring this experience to you in draft and cans at our taprooms and in the Georgia market, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!,” says Reformation Brewery’s CEO and Co-Founder Spencer Nix.

Join us for the A Cold One launch party, hosted by 97.1 The River and kick off Memorial Day weekend, on Friday, May 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Reformation Brewery at 105 Elm St in Woodstock, GA. The event will give listeners and beer-lovers the chance to taste and take home A Cold One, meet 97.1 The River talent, win prizes and more.


Reformation Brewery Releases Self-Titled IPA
Year-round offering hits market/taprooms late February

ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 21, 2022) – Georgia based Reformation Brewery is pleased to announce the release of self-titled, Reformation IPA. The beer is a new year-round offering in the brewery’s portfolio and takes the place of their rotating seasonal, Nolan The Wanderer. 

An unfiltered American style IPA (6.5%) featuring Talus, Citra, & Mosaic for notes of grapefruit & pineapple, Reformation IPA is now available for pre-order across the brewery’s state-wide Georgia distribution footprint, and debuts in the brewery’s taprooms this Friday, Feb. 25th.  

“We fell in love with the Talus hop, which gives this beer an intense citrus aroma and ripe notes of grapefruit and pineapple. We also love the little bit of pine resin that balances out all those fruit forward notes. As we searched for this hop, we built a great relationship with the people at Hop Head Farms (in Southwest Michigan) who supply our contract of this unique and robust hop,” said Ryan Morley-Stockton, Business Operations Director.

Reformation IPA replaces Nolan The Wanderer, which held the year-round IPA slot for Reformation since 2018. “Reformation has wandered through new styles of IPA’s and different varieties of hops with our rotating IPA series, and learned so much from that journey. We’ve also brewed countless IPA test batches at our R&D facility in Woodstock in search of a liquid that is both balanced and timeless – yet uniquely Reformation. Reformation IPA is fueled by feedback from our community and is a beer they can truly call their own,”  Stockton added. 

CEO & Cofounder, Spencer Nix, says the beer represents the heart and soul of the brewery. “Inspired by the natural beauty of the people and places in Reformation’s communities, years of research, development, and crafting are behind this beer. Our heart and soul are in this self-titled IPA for new and old craft IPA drinkers. It’s our gift to IPA and beer drinkers from the lowlands to the highlands of Georgia. Unfiltered, balanced, reliable – Reformation IPA.”

For pre-order with brewery pickup customers can visit reformationstore.com, and sign up for rewards and stock alerts via the brewery’s loyalty program. Retailers can order through Atlanta Beverage Company, or Eagle Rocks Distributing.

About Reformation Brewery:

Established October, 31 2013, Reformation Brewery is a values-based company that gathers to serve love to our community through the good gift of beer. To learn more about Reformation Brewery, visit www.reformationbrewery.com or contact media@reformationbrewery.com. #setbeerfree, #northgamade. Twitter @reformationbrew | Instagram @reformationbrewery | Facebook /reformationbrewery.

The Power Pod welcomed Seb Winkler from Reformation Brewery to talk about festive beers for the holidays! The conversation starts around 35 seconds in. Enjoy!

By Bob Townsend | AJC

“JOGR, Reformation’s summer seasonal is billed as “the juicy lager.” And now is now available in cans for the first time. It’s dry-hopped with Loral and Citra hops. The result is a pale, bubbly beer with a feast of citrus aromas and flavors, a soft mouthful, and a lingering grapefruit note in the dry finish. At just 4.9% alcohol, it’s a super summer sipper.”

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Cheers to barrel-aged Jude, named a Top Wood-Aged Beer of 2017 by Beer Connoisseur. Check out their expert review below, or click the link to read more about this top honor.

“American oak wafts out of the glass and dominates the aroma.  Vanilla, charred oak, and mellow bourbon comprise the barrel profile with an underlying presence of bready malt.  No yeast aromatics are present.  There is a bit of alcohol in the aroma as the beer warms but is well tempered by the explosive oak barrel presence.  This an attractive beer – bright gold with exceptional clarity and a medium sized white frothy head that stands its ground.”


Brewed as part of Reformation’s year-round portfolio of Belgian-style ales, Jude is billed as a “modern” take on the classic derived from the Trappist monastery at Westmalle.

It pours a hazy gold with a soft white head, and at 9.2-percent alcohol it’s dangerously easy to drink. Floral aromas and fruity and herbal notes mix with a sweetish malt flavor and a distinctive Belgian yeast character from esters and phenols that bring out hints of clove and banana.

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When it comes to culinary pairings, you can’t get much tastier than a cheeseburger. A juicy patty topped with a slice of cheese — is there anything better? So imagine our delight to find out that Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day.  A whole day set aside to celebrate one of our favorite indulgences? We’re in. Keep reading to find out how to pay homage yourself. 

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Reformation Barrel Aged Jude debuts today, alongside a new era for Georgia craft breweries. Today, you can finally buy a pint directly from the brewery.

Woodstock, Georgia is home to Reformation, who started aging Barrel Aged Jude over 9 months ago. The Belgian-style tripel has been resting in fresh bourbon barrels since late December.

This unique version of Jude has been aged for over nine months in bourbon barrels, with 9.2 percent ABV the beer is described as having notes of bourbon and oak atop a balanced malt sweetness and clean, citrus finish.

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“It pours dark, with tan head, and pops with a mix of cocoa and coffee, but not too much. You’ll get notes of mild chocolate, dark toasted malt, and, yes, some smoke. The good dry quality to it allows for a clean finish without the heavy tail of some porters. And according to the folks at Reformation, pair this one with a sweet and smokey barbecue, maybe some grilled beef, or even salted caramel and chocolate. They also recommend listening to Eddie Vedder singing “Just Breathe” as you enjoy a can of Stark. I tried this—it’s a solid suggestion.”

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