Wild Leap Brew Co. Receives the Tourism Visionary Award


The Tourism Visionary Award is presented to an individual or organization who has played a vital role in tourism product development.

A few years ago, two entrepreneurs were looking outside of Atlanta for a new location to host a Craft Beer Festival. After conducting extensive research on possible locations, Anthony Rodriguez and Rob Goldstein took a leap of faith to organize and produce the inaugural LaGrange Craft Beer Festival in October 2015.

The event was a rousing success and helped to convince Anthony and Rob that the best site for the new brewery they had been planning was right here in LaGrange.

Two years later, Wild Leap Brew Co. opened on Bull Street and the rest, as they say, is history. Visitors to the brewery have exceed expectations and sales of their products have followed suit, sparking plans for expansion of brewing capacity over the next year or so.

Along with operating a successful brewery, Anthony and Rob have been very active in the community, serving on a number of boards including Rob’s role as Vice-chair of Marketing for the Chamber of Commerce.

For their vision of what is possible, their investment in downtown LaGrange, and their commitment to enhance tourism for all of Troup County, the 2018 Tourism Visionary Award is presented to Wild Leap Brew Co.