More than 200 of Akademia’s closest supporters — friends, family and industry colleagues — came to celebrate the first-ever night of service during a private event on Oct. 10.
19 Crimes wine sponsored the evening, and live music was provided by local vocalist Tre Powell. Beers on tap included The Dom, Extra Credit, Akademos Attica, Morai and IQ IPA, and diners could chose from a selection of items from our menu. The top hits were The Dom, a kölsch-style ale, and Extra Credit, our version of ESB.
Co-owners Matt Casey and Morgan Wireman, brewmaster, thanked supporters and acknowledged the journey it took to see their vision finally come to life.
“It was elation and relief, like someone just pulled a half-keg of beer off my chest,” Casey said.
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“As I stood on the precipice of the monumental occasion that is the launching of multiple men’s hopes and dreams, I was overwhelmed with the sheer pulchritude of an environment filled with friends and family, enjoying our beer and our food.”
— Beer Consumption Coordinator Aaron Martin