Macon-based Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen was named Georgia’s “Best New Brewer” for 2017 in RateBeer.com’s Annual RateBeer Best Awards. The RateBeer Best Awards reflect the results of millions of user generated beer ratings on one of the world’s largest beer rating sites, Ratebeer.com. The “Best New Brewer” award represents the top-ranked breweries that started collecting ratings on or after June 1, 2016. That group totals over 6,400 new breweries, of which Piedmont ranked #1 in the state of Georgia.
“We are extremely passionate about the beer that we craft at Piedmont. It’s an incredible honor to be named as one of the world’s best new breweries. We are following in the footsteps of past winners like Scofflaw Brewing, Reformation Brewing, Orpheus Brewing and Jekyll Brewing.” says Brian Whitley, Co-Owner and Head Brewer at Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen. “This truly proves that hard work and passion pay off.”
Other Georgia-based brewery winners include Creature Comforts’ “See the Stars” for Best Georgia Beer and Terrapin Beer Company for Best Georgia Brewery.