Little Cottage Brewery Coming to Avondale Estates in Early-2021

Homebrewer Jon Shari is now stepping into the commercial side of brewing.

Avondale Estates next year will be getting a new brewery. Little Cottage Brewery signed a lease for a 2,164-square-foot office/retail space, at 120 Olive Street. Owner Jon Shari said that the opening date is still up in the air, but he anticipates it being “sometimes early next year.” According to lease data obtained Monday by What Now Atlanta (WNA), the lease term starts February 2021.

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Shari first dove into the art of brewing beer by dabbling with homebrewing. For several years now, Shari has been going one step further by selling his beers at events, pouring at “local festivals like Tinypalooza, Day of the Juice, Juice Strikes Back, Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, as well as the Weldwerks Invitational in Colorado,” as Southern Beer Tours’ Justin Hall pointed out when he first reported on the plans for Little Cottage.

“I have had the privilege of being able to try several of Jon Shari’s barrel-aged offerings over the years and I am not exaggerating when I say they are world-class,” Hall told WNA in an email Tuesday. “I am extremely excited, not just for him but for the state of Georgia beer scene in general. Jon’s immense talent as a brewer is succeeded only by his caring for others, and he is going to make sure the Avondale Estates community gets everything he has to offer.”

Some of the brewer’s products include a barrel-aged strong ale, called Sun is My Destroyer, a stout, known as Metal Only, and a barleywine, called Burn All the Witches. There is also a version of Metal Only flavored with vanilla beans, known as More Than Metal.

Once open, Shari will be competing with several local breweries, such as Wild Heaven Beer and The Lost Druid Brewery. Nearby Decatur also offers Three Taverns Brewery, Sceptre Brewing Arts, and Twain’s Brewpub.

Photo: Caleb Jones

[Editor’s Note: an earlier version of this article included details sourced from Southern Beer Tours without proper attribution. The article has since been updated with our regrets.]

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain is a D.C.-born content creator who previously worked as the Editor of Curbed DC at Vox Media for three and a half years. She has contributed to several local publications, including Vox, Education Week, Washington Business Journal, Eater DC, Washington City Paper, DCist, Washingtonian, and Greater Greater Washington. She also has a background in photography, social media management, and the visual arts. Her main side hustle is a surreal comedy show on YouTube, called Artsplained, that focuses on increasing interest and knowledge in the arts through quirky sketches and long-form essays.

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