Atlanta-based, Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop group Nappy Roots is ready to open its Castleberry Hill brewery.
Atlantucky Brewing officially opens to the public Friday, February 4. The grand opening includes a performance by the group that evening and kicks off a series of events in February celebrating Black History Month at the brewery. The February 4 grand opening takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located in the former Loft space at 170 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA., the name Atlantucky nods to the group’s roots in Georgia and Kentucky. Nappy Roots members Fish Scales, Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, and Ron Clutch say they chose to open in Castleberry Hill because of its ties to music, art, and Atlanta’s creative community and for the neighborhood’s close proximity to Atlanta University Center (AUC), home to the historic Black colleges of Clark Atlanta University, Spelman, and Morehouse.
The bar will offer a selection of pale ales, IPAs, hefeweizens, and stouts on tap from the brewery, a prep kitchen hosting weekly pop-ups from Amorous Tacos, Rollin Up Eggrolls, and ATL Seafood Bags, and a stage where people can expect occasional live performances by Nappy Roots and other musicians.
“We are proud to be one of the few black-owned breweries in Atlanta, so it’s really meaningful for us to officially open our doors during Black History Month,” Deville said in a statement. “Now, we are ready for our friends and fans to come and share in our passion for craft beer.”
The group’s interest in craft beer began years ago with home brewing while on tour. In 2017, Nappy Roots partnered with Monday Night Brewing to create the pale ale Front Porch, later producing an Imperial rye stout called Humdinger with the Atlanta brewery, and then Kentucky Mud nitro chocolate milk stout with Arches Brewing in Hapeville.