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Georgia’s First Black-Owned Brewery ‘Hippin’ Hops’ Set To Open Soon In Atlanta

By Jack Rattenbury

The owners of Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery are close to opening their East Atlanta business

There’s a lot of anticipation for the new Hippin’ Hops Brewery, scheduled to open at 1308 Glenwood Ave. SE by the end of March. Although an official opening date hasn’t been confirmed, they are already planning a second brewery, restaurant and distillery in nearby East Lake.

The East Atlanta location is also an Oyster Bar, but the focus will be on their craft creations. Co-owner Clarence Boston told Atlanta Business Chronicle, “In East Atlanta, we didn’t want to focus too much on the restaurant aspect.”

“I mean, the food is going to be phenomenal,” he added. “But we have a very small menu versus East Lake. It will be a really big menu, and we’re going to distill our own spirits there as well.”

Boston co-owns Hippin’ Hops with his wife, Donnica. The entrepreneurial duo were planning on opening in September 2020 but faced delays due to the city’s alcohol licensing process.


There are so many incredible Black-owned businesses in Atlanta. Although Hippin’ Hops is not the first Black-owned craft beer brand in Georgia, it is believed to be the first Black-owned brewery operating out of its own space. The brewery will produce a variety of craft beer styles out of its three-barrel brewhouse and five-barrel tanks, which will be available for consumption at bars and restaurants around Atlanta.

Hippin’ Hops second location is on track to open in June or July. However, you’ll be able to enjoy their new venture very soon, with the brewery opening sometime in March.

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Hippin’ Hops, coming to Atlanta soon.

Featured Image: Hippin’ Hops, Atlanta