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Hippin Hops Brewery: ATL’s First Black-Owned Brick-and-Mortar Is Officially Open
A former pharmacy in Atlanta is turning into a brand new brewery and oyster bar.
Hippin’ Hops Brewery and Oyster Bar is expected to open in September at 1308 Glenwood Ave. SE in the former East Lake Pharmacy.
Husband and wife Clarence and Donnica Boston are the brains behind the new brewery. When it opens, Hippin’ Hops will be the first Black-owned brick-and-mortar brewery in Georgia, according to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.
Boston has been brewing on his own for about 15 years, and just started thinking about opening his own brewery about two years ago.
When he heard the Glenwood Avenue location was vacant, he felt it was perfect timing.
“It’s something I’ve always loved doing,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to own a brewery.”
Hippin’ Hops plans to brew a variety of craft beers to sell on-site and to local bars and restaurants, with plans to eventually can its product for retail sales.
Other offerings will include oysters, including some from the Boston’s oyster bed in North Carolina, and other seafood items.
The Hippin’ Hops space will accommodate about 60, with an S-shaped bar inside, outdoor seating along the side of the building, and plans for a rooftop bar, as reported in the AJC.