From the Decatur-made wooden tasting flight boards to naming nods to Flannery O’Connor, Wild Heaven is one of the ATL’s most unique local breweries, with extra emphasis on the unique and local. Taste six of their distinctive beers, like the fruity-noted Wise Blood IPA and the pink-peppercorn-spiced White Blackbird Belgian-style Saison, in this tasting and tour for two.
Visiting a brewery is always fun – no doubt about it. But a night spent in the serene and stunning confines of Wild Heaven’s Avondale Estate outpost? It’s, well, downright heavenly. Brewmaster Eric Johnson has pretty much steered clear of all the standard brews on the market and set his sights on unique, easy-to-enjoy beers. He’s always coming up with new ideas – a salted pilsner, a smoked sour, a Saison imbued with wine and pears — the sky’s the limit, really. Eric stated their approach best: “I don’t want to make a beer that will remind you of anything you’ve had before. We’re willing to take risks on ingredients and processes that aren’t always used in brewing.”
And a couple sips of White Blackbird later, we could tell he means business. Of course, you’ll have to see for yourself to believe it – which is why we’ve got your tours and tastings all ready for you. Upon your arrival at Wild Heaven’s outpost you’ll be shown the finer points of brewing while taking sips of Wild Heaven's unique offerings with six 6oz pours. Try their new Wise Blood IPA—named after the novel—a tropical, fruity pale ale with lingering notes of citrus and pine. Looking for something a little more robust? The Invocation never fails to please. And their booziest of brews, the Belgian-style Quad known as Eschaton, is truly one-of-a-kind, with notes of stone fruit, vanilla and spice that we just can’t get enough of.
While you sample these glorious beers, you can also enjoy everything the brewery has to offer, from sights to games of cornhole on the expansive patio. The warehouse space that houses the brewery was once where concrete yard decor was cast, and we’re considering this a BIG upgrade. A few years ago, co-founders Nick and Eric rolled up their sleeves and busied themselves making major improvements on the space – German tile work, oodles of custom woodwork, a big ol’ [pup-friendly!] patio, and lots of whimsical accessory lighting to name a few. And when they were finished, they had made quite the seraphic home for themselves in the heart of Avondale Estates. And to match their sublime surroundings? They got their hands on the most blessed brew system in the Peach state (inherited from the good folks of Terrapin and SweetWater), which you are free to observe and ask questions about. After seeing the space and samplin’ their brews for ourselves, we have nary a doubt in our minds: Heaven is a place on earth – and it’s at Wild Heaven brewery.