Wrecking Bar(n) — How a Georgia Brewpub Bought the Farm

Good Beer Hunting

On one fateful day in 2009, a rundown, graffiti-covered, weed-surrounded mansion on the edge of Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood went into foreclosure. Many had seen it as an unruly eyesore for some time, but Bob Sandage saw potential. He’d been homebrewing for more than 15 years, had written a business plan for a brewpub seven years previous, and, as it turned out, was three days away from selling off his engineering company to start making that brewpub a reality.

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