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Craft Beverages, Brewing & Distilling

Being a university town with over 35,000 students, there is a lot of curiosity about beer, brewing and distilling in Athens, Georgia. The local breweries in Athens not only make award-winning craft beverages, but also continue to raise the bar as innovators in sustainability and community support with large solar initiatives and achieving B Corporation Certification.

The town is well known for its established music scene, but is also host to many conferences, meetings and sporting events throughout the year, held at the growing Classic Center as well as on the University of Georgia’s campus. This steady flow of visitors has played an important role in the growth of the various breweries in this sector that have found success in Athens with their products and brewery tourism events. Craft brews alongside a regular showcase of wonderful music and art – some of the ingredients that make Athens such a cool place.

Beer: The Athens Way

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Rare opportunity to purchase front 2 acres of a larger 6-acre parcel, adjacent home and spare lot totaling 2.59 acres offering 328 ft frontage on Boulevard. 2 blocks from Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital and Normaltown, next to the iconic White Tiger Restaurant, this is one of the last large developable pieces of land in the Boulevard neighborhood. Currently, the front 2 acres are zoned C-N. The adjacent home and spare lot are zoned residential.

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Local Resources

University of Georgia

Center for Continuing Education: Distribution & Logistics Management

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University of Georgia

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences: Food Science & Technology Program

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Athens Tech

Manufacturing Operations Specialist

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New Job Search Tool

Use the Search Tool to take a look through the job openings for companies, organizations and agencies in Athens-Clarke County.  Here you can search and filter through thousands of jobs in Athens-Clarke County.

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Occupation Snapshot – Craft Beverages, Brewing & Distilling – Clarke County, GA – 2021 Q1

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Source: JobsEQ®

Data as of 2021Q1 unless noted otherwise

  1. Data based on a four-quarter moving average unless noted otherwise.
  2. Wage data are as of 2020 and represent the average for all Covered Employment
  3. Data represent found online ads active within the last thirty days in the selected region; data represents a sampling rather than the complete universe of postings. Ads lacking zip code information but designating a place (city, town, etc.) may be assigned to the zip code with greatest employment in that place for queries.

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National Beer Day: Alumnus brewing for a cause

Matt Stevens (AB’03, MPA’14) is the Director of Community and Culture at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens. For National Beer Day we’re asking the questions everyone wants to know – from how Creature Comfort’s philanthropy started to Stevens’ top three favorite beers.

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Brewing Education Scholarship Fund

Terrapin Beer Co along with Middle Tennessee State University has created a Brewing Education Scholarship Fund to support under-represented communities within the brewing industry.

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Ilka McConnell, CEcD

Ilka McConnell, CEcD

Economic Development Director

(706) 613-3233
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Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro, SHRM-CP

Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro, SHRM-CP

Workforce Development Coordinator

(706) 208-7480
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Caitlin Dye

Caitlin Dye

Business Development & Incentives Coordinator

(706) 972-7811
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John Rogeberg

John Rogeberg

Site Development Services Coordinator

(706) 286-5817

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Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton

Manufacturing & Industry Coordinator

(706) 995-7005
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Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist