Second Self Beer Co. adding a Distillery

The West Midtown brewery plans to produce canned cocktails.
Second Self Beer Co. to Add Distillery
Courtesy of Second Self Beer Co.

Second Self Beer Co., a craft brewery in West Midtown, is adding a distillery.

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Jason Santamaria, co-founder of Second Self, filed a liquor license permit in Atlanta for the expansion at 1317 Logan Circle NW.

“We’ll be adding a distillery and making canned cocktails as soon as we have a permit in hand,” Santamaria said in an email.

He elaborated on the project in a phone call Thursday.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been wanting to expand what we do,” he said. “We really want to be a place where you can get anything under the sun in a can … whether it’s coffee, water, a cocktail or beer. We want to be able to make any of those products.”

Santamaria added that Second Self is a contract manufacturer, meaning it produces beverages for other brands. One such partnership was publicly announced this summer with Atlanta Brewing Company.

So, Santamaria also sees the new distillery as a way to help other people, he said. 

“Second Self was my passion project where I wanted to make my dream a reality,” he said. “From the beginning, we’ve always tried to help other people start up as well.”

Santamaria said once the distillery license is approved, they can start experimenting with cocktail flavors, such as seasonal seltzers. 

“It’s kind of the last license we need to be able to can anything,” he said. “It’s exciting we can do this now and [we] look forward to what we can create, not only for ourselves, but for other companies in Atlanta or other parts of the U.S.”

Second Self first opened in 2014 and now distributes its products to markets across Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.

Its beers are brewed with fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, lime and guava. Its popular beers include Thai Wheat, A.T. Ale and Game Night IPA.

Second Self also produces Rudi’s Hard Seltzer and Cirrus, a CBD-infused sparkling water. 

Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk is VP of Content at What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.

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