"A heartfelt epistle written with passion and grace. Grab a copy, grab a beer, and prepare to be entertained."
--Stephen Beaumont, Author of A Taste for Beer
"A wonderful, fun tribute to our vibrant pub."
--Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Georgia, House Representative.
"If you've ever loved a beer joint, you will love this book."
--Hollis Gillespie, Author of Trailer Trashed
Love at the Pub is the true story of a small southern town's love for its friendly beer pub. When three bootstrapping young men opened the visionary Brick Store Pub in 1997 on the commercial square of Decatur, Georgia, the neighborhood was smitten. Economic renaissance and properly poured pints swept the city as a unique culture began to grow inside this relaxed, community-minded pub. Love at the Pub is an intimate sharing of a warm mystique that brims with world class beer, authentic conversation, staff parties, and community celebrations-including a few marriages and a start-up church. The Brick Store's perfect timing with Decatur's growth and the craft beer wave explosion made it a local darling, a venerated national star, and a valued "third place" that thrives to this day.
Stories from inside these historic red brick walls *How the Brick Store became rated the #2 beer bar on planet Earth *What local building used to sit on the site of 125 E Court Square *How the Georgia beer law fight was won (and who to thank) *Why the second floor bar makes you swear you're in Europe