Summerhill brewery Halfway Crooks Beer officially opens Saturday, July 6, at 11:30 a.m. next to soft serve ice cream shop Big Softie and Little Tart Bakeshop on Georgia Avenue.
The brewery, owned by electrical engineer Shawn Bainbridge, Tim Kilic, and Belgium-born brewer Joran Van Ginderachte, includes a ten-barrel brewhouse, scattered table seating running the length of the tasting room, and two bars — one downstairs and the other upstairs on the second floor. The latter features a louver ceiling and views of the downtown Atlanta skyline and Georgia State University’s stadium to the west.
Expect various ales and lagers, barrel-aged beers, and New Zealand meat pies and fries doled out from a small window beside the tasting room bar created by Jake Harvey of Heaps ATL.
Currently on draft are a blended table lager Mineral Ills, an American pale ale called Settings, Belgian pale ale Sanguine, and a table beer with aged hops named Velo.
As for food, there’s Belgian fries with the option to add a stewed meat sauce as well as shoestring fries, pork rolls, and $5 savory pies, including beef and cheddar, spicy Thai chicken, chana masala, Alabama chicken, and Carolina BBQ pork.
Open Monday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.