Great Beer. Macon Made.
Another day, another great addition to the Downtown Macon family. That's been the major theme over the past couple years and it's not slowing down anytime soon. People in Macon crave authenticity, walkability and uniqueness. We do. Our residents do. That's what life in Downtown Macon is all about. That's why we couldn't be more excited to welcome Ocmulgee Brewpub to the list!
Ocmulgee Brewpub will be a one-of-a-kind establishment in Downtown Macon serving delicious self-brewed beers and locally sourced gourmet food. They made sure "Ocmulgee" was a central part of the brand to harness Macon's history -- Beer names, logo, artwork, etc. all give nod to Macon's historic past -- but are excited to write a new chapter in Downtown Macon as Central Georgia's first brewpub. We love their story:
"We didn’t choose Ocmulgee Brewpub, it chose us. For thousands of years the Ocmulgee River has been the lifeblood of this area, and at the heart of Macon’s economic and ecological systems. We believe that the artistry and craftsmanship used in brewing our beers allows us to bottle a sense of adventure and creativity - pardon the pun - so that others can enjoy the labors of our hard work and the joys of fermentation. We believe the best of Macon will “boil up” around our tables & taps, much like the great societies and cultures that weave a vibrant fabric of history and civilization throughout Macon’s past, present & future."
Owned by the same team at Just Tap'd, Ocmulgee Brewpub's location at 484 2nd Street has a lot of history. In the 1900's, it was a place to get the wheels on your carriage fixed. Then over time it opened as Charlie Woods Sports. Later, it changed to Cherry Street Cycle and soon the doors will open as Ocmulgee Brewpub. We love they chose Downtown Macon and restored a current structure instead of moving away from the core and building a new. It brings value to Downtown Macon and provides residents, workers and visitors a great meeting place to grab a beer and lunch.
Now that they're officially brewing beer (check out a recent video update on Facebook), it won't be long till Ocmulgee Brewpub opens its doors! We'll be sure to keep you updated on this exciting new addition in Downtown Macon.