Scofflaw Brewing Co. is the brainchild of Owner Matt Shirah. Shirah walked away from his role as a corporate turnaround executive to follow his passion — beer. He enlisted the help of Brewmaster and Cofounder Travis Herman, and the two haven’t looked back, operating a brewery a 33,000-sq-ft production facility and tasting room in northwest Atlanta’s Bolton neighborhood. In fact, things have gone so well, that space is no longer enough. Soon, Scofflaw Brewing Co. will open a new R&D brewery and taproom in an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in Atlanta’s burgeoning Upper Westside.
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The newest addition to Scofflaw Brewing will be a 9,000-sq-ft macro-brewery and taproom at The Works. The new location will serve as Scofflaw’s main R&D facility and will feature a large, programmed outdoor area with games and gathering places. Visitors will have the opportunity to try signature brews, including Scofflaw’s popular Basement IPA and POG Basement IPAs, as well as exclusive releases, such as inventive high-gravity stouts. The brewery’s open design will shine a light on the brewing process, giving guests an experiential look behind the scenes.
“I have a great relationship with the Selig family and their business. There was no question that creating a Scofflaw R&D brewery and tasting room at The Works was the right strategic decision for our team,” said Scofflaw CEO Matt Shirah.
Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman welcome up to 5,000 visitors each week at Scofflaw’s 33,000-sq-ft MacArthur Blvd. production facility and brewery. Here consumers can taste as many as 30 Scofflaw beers at a time, as well as indulge in various to-go options.
Mindy Selig, vice president of Leasing at Selig Enterprises, leads retail leasing efforts for The Works. According to Selig, Montwaid and Scofflaw reflect the caliber of creative talent coming to the development.
“We are thoughtfully curating a retail mix that will re-imagine these beautiful spaces and continue the area’s rich history of celebrating makers, artisans and entrepreneurs,” said Selig. “The brewers of Scofflaw and culinary expertise of Robert Montwaid complement our vision for the project, and we look forward to welcoming them to The Works.”
Selig has owned the one million square feet of industrial space comprising The Works for more than 70 years. The Works has been master planned for 350,000 sq ft of retail and entertainment, 500,000 sq ft of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres of greenspace. Phase one of the development spans 27 acres and includes 485,000 sq ft of space, including 260,000 sq ft of retail and 225,000 sq ft of office.