Wild Leap Brew Co. Passes 1,000 Barrel Mark
Wild Leap Brew Co., the LaGrange-based craft brewery, is on a roll. Its founders are proud to announce that they recently passed the 1,000-barrel mark in beer production – and are on track to hit 1,300 barrels by the end of 2017. It’s an exciting milestone as Wild Leap closes out the calendar year.
It was January 12, 2017, when the team stood arm-in-arm with community and Troup County leaders to break ground on the brewery and event space in downtown LaGrange, GA. Since their grand opening in late September, Wild Leap’s tap room has become a destination for locals and craft beer lovers throughout the Southeast.
Wild Leap’s beer can also be found on draft in hundreds of bars, restaurants and venues from North Georgia all the way down to Columbus, and west to Auburn, Alabama. Since launching in their home market of LaGrange nine months ago, they have quickly expanded to a footprint that now covers over ten million people.
“We built this brewery with the intentions of scaling up quickly, but the response has exceeded even our expectations,” said co-founder Rob Goldstein. “Our goal has always been to create a highly drinkable, great tasting craft beer. We’re thrilled that the market has embraced our philosophy.”
Co-founding partner Anthony Rodriguez agreed, “We’re extremely grateful for the support we have received from the community and look forward to matching this momentum. We’re already deep in the planning stages of a brewhouse expansion to help keep up with demand. 2017 was a crazy year for us. But I know I speak for the whole team when I say we feel blessed that we get to do what we do,” he added.
Wild Leap recently released its two flagship beers, Local Gold and Chance IPA, in cans, which are now available in grocery, convenience and package stores across their home territory. Due to increased demand and further expansion in draft and cans, Wild Leap anticipates it will pass 4,000-barrels in production in 2018.
“There is no finish line for us,” said head brewer Chris Elliott. “This is one of many milestones yet to come. We have an Oatmeal Chocolate Stout that we release this month, and a whole slate of new beers coming next year including two IPAs that we think our fans are going to love.”