WEEKENDS ARE OVERRATED
Monday Night Brewing originally grew out of a small Atlanta Bible study. We started brewing beer together on Monday nights back in 2006 as a way to get to know each other better. As we learned more about brewing (and each other), we started making better, more complex beers. Friends, neighbors, and random strangers started joining us in our driveway to brew and commune together. Beer quickly became more than just a weeknight hobby.
Back in our homebrewing days, our three founders (Jeff, Joel, and Jonathan) had white collar day jobs. They wore neckties to work and would ceremoniously loosen their ties on Monday evenings before brewing that week’s batch of beer. The loosened necktie has remained with us as a symbol of doing what you love with your career, and making every day (not just weekends) exceptional.
We spent almost 5 years perfecting our beers before bringing them to market, launching in 2011 in Atlanta. Our West Midtown location opened up in early 2013, and is focused on core beer production and small batch hoppy beers. In September 2017, we opened our second facility. Monday Night Garage, located in southwest Atlanta, is our home for barrel-aged, sour beers and experimentation. Plus dinosaurs.
Our bible study homebrews our first batch of beer. It turns out drinkable. We feel like kings.
We develop an unhealthy obsession with Bryan Adams after listening to his greatest hits album on repeat while homebrewing.
We adopt the “Weekends are overrated” slogan.
We switch logos from the jolly monk to the necktie-wielding gentleman.
We launch with two beers: Eye Patch Ale and Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale.
We start building out our West Midtown brewery.
- Our West Midtown brewery opens
- We start bottling our first beers
- We win our first GABF medal, a Gold for Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt
- We expand distribution to the great state of Alabama
We switch from bottles to cans (using New Belgium and Cigar City’s first canning line, coincidentally)
- The Garage opens, complete with coolship, orchard, and 3 barrel-aging rooms
- We raise over $200,000 for local non-profits in the first 100 days of opening through our $100k in 100 Days program
- The Hop Hut opens, now a feature of our West Midtown taproom
- Han Brolo wins top Pale Ale in the nation in a blind taste test of 151 beers (Paste Magazine)
- We expand distribution to the great state of Tennessee