The brewing space is getting busy in Roswell. We could potentially have three brewers in Roswell in 2016. Gate City would be tough to miss given their prime spot at the corner of Canton Street and Magnolia in the Old Roswell Automotive spot behind Pastis.
You can find their beer, currently brewed in Woodstock at Reformation Brewery, at several establishments in and around Roswell and they should begin brewing in their home base before the year is up. I've had several of their beers (I'm partial to Copperhead Amber) and they make a quality product.
Next up is the most interesting named of the three, Abbey of the Holy Goats. Kathy Davis is behind this effort and they are planning to open in space near Mansell and Crossville. This is a true passion project and Abbey has a cult like following around Canton Street. They recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign raising over $32,000 from over 200 backers to help fund a specific piece of the buildout. I've had several of the Abbey beers and they are quite tasty but the tripel was my favorite. Here's their Kickstarter video...
Finally, there is Green Street Brewery (that may or may not be the actual name) which is being proposed for the empty gravel parking lot behind the fire station in Historic Roswell. I don't know much about this one other than the building that was approved by HPC on 10/14/2015. I'm definitely excited to see a quality building being proposed and the fact that it's a brewery helps too. On a side note, I think Green Street may be in for some attention and this property may be a catalyst for that.
So, high quality local brewing looks to be coming to Roswell very soon and I'm pretty excited for it. Time to grab a beer!