Round Trip's 'Mid-Summer' Opening to Boost Westside Beer Scene

This Weekend in Atlanta Beer

March 6, 2020
Round Trip Brewing Company

Photo Credit: Round Trip Brewing Company

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If you’ve been following closely on social media, Round Trip Brewing Company is making some exciting advances toward opening at the corner of Collier Road and Chattahoochee Avenue in the former Zep building. Their location on Seaboard Industrial is less than a mile from Second Self Beer Company and right at a mile away from Scofflaw Brewing on MacArthur Blvd.

The brewery growth in the Underwood Hills neighborhood in the Upper Westside of Atlanta has many excited, including CEO and Head Brewer, Craig Mycoskie.

“Our search lasted about nine months, and we were close to being in an area where there were not other breweries around,” Mycoskie said. “A lot can be said about being far away from the competition, but there are many advantages to being close as well with people tending to go to two or three breweries in a day.”

The Round Trip CEO is also excited about what’s to come in the near future.

“I think we will see some new, creative business models to maximize taproom exposure and connect with the consumer and new ways,” said Mycoskie. “In what will be a major growth period I just hope we see people open breweries that are excited about the product and making the best beer possible. 

Round Trip Brewing Company
Photo Credit: Round Trip Brewing Company

“Unfortunately, as it has happened in other parts of the country, there will be some that open because they see a hot market and they want to get in and turn a quick buck. Hopefully consumers will see through that and they will weed themselves out, and what is left is a passionate group of business people that are elevating the product and the community that supports them.”

As you can see from photos, Round Trip is ramping construction. Mycoskie is still cranking beer from his pilot system in the garage, and “launch is still looking like mid-summer.”

Round Trip Brewing Company
Photo Credit: Round Trip Brewing Company

When open, Round Trip’s facility will include a taproom, brewhouse, event space, packaging hall, and an adaptable outdoor area. The taproom allows up to 250 guests to enjoy 12 beers on tap. Custom-made tables and benches built by Broken Fence Woodworking provide a comfortable communal environment for people to enjoy the beer, according to a recent press release.

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