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At a pristine, highly functional Atlanta brewery self-installed by co-founders Matt Shirah and Travis Herman, Scofflaw launched with a series of innovative, bold, and dramatic IPAs. Yet, they are amazingly approachable. “We make what we like,” says Shirah, “and we hope others like them, too.” Herman, a microbiologist with U.C. Davis credentials and stints at top California breweries (Lost Abbey, Russian River), creates cutting-edge American IPAs with his own deft brewhouse tweaks. Whether it’s Basement (a tropical Northeast-style IPA), Westside, (classic, piney West Coast-style IPA), Double Jeopardy (a Pliny-worthy robust imperial) or small-batch Hooligan (a rich blast of hops), Herman essentially has his own style. With 7,000 barrels of annual capacity, Scofflaw has yet to catch up with demand in metro Atlanta.

Originally featured on beeradvocate.com | Jan 2017

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