Roger Davis had semi-retired from the corporate world in 2009 when he decided to explore brewing. He contacted his buddy Bobby Thomas who jumped right in. Soon they started brewing their own beer right in Roger’s basement. They created a homemade brewing system from a 15-gallon brew pot, water coolers, various tools and hoses and started creating recipes.
After about a year and many positive reactions from their friends, they realized their little basement brewing outfit had larger potential. The Red Hare Brewing Company was born and a larger space was found to match their goals. Over the next few months Red Hare secured proper equipment and licensing. On Labor Day weekend, 2011, Red Hare Brewing opened its doors to the public for tours and tastings. Soon, Red Hare beer was available at restaurants and pubs in Marietta, Decatur and Atlanta.
Now, situated in an 11,000 sq. ft. warehouse, Red Hare Brewing Company has a 20 barrel brewhouse with a 220 barrel fermenting capacity. Making every day beer for beer fans everywhere, Red Hare’s flagship beer is Long Day Lager. Other year round Red Hare beers are Gangway IPA and Watership Brown. Keep an eye out for our Rabbit’s Reserve Series, limited edition, one-off batches that are released a few times a year.
Red Hare is the first craft brewery to offer beer in cans in Georgia. Long Day Lager in 12 oz. cans has fast become a favorite of craft beer fans in Metro Atlanta; Gangway IPA will be the next Red Hare brew to be canned.