Our full-service restaurant and brewery — a brewpub — launched in the Classic City of Athens, Georgia, in October 2017, to give craft beer fans a place to eat, drink and call home. We are dedicated to the mission of crafting distinct and consistent ales with unique twists that provide balanced and enjoyable flavor profiles and tantalize your taste buds. And because no beer is complete without a side of food, at Akademia, you can rest assured that you’ll leave with a belly full of pub fare inspired by seasonal ingredients.
As Plato himself reportedly said, “the beginning is the most important part of the work.” The beginning of Akademia Brewing is rooted in nearly 30 combined years of homebrewing beer, dedicated study of the craft brewery market and navigation of state laws regarding breweries. Matt and Morgan chose to go the route of the brewpub, which combines food, drink and space to gather, inspired by the agoras of old.
Beer at Akademia is something yet to be explored in Athens. We have a core set of brews that will be on tap year-round, beers that come out to play at night and more for special occasions. Our hope is that we give you something new to try — an extra special bitter, perhaps, or single-malt barrel-aged stout — in addition to beer styles you know and love, like the IPA, stout, and kolsch. Thanks to an upgrade in Georgia’s beer laws, you can even take your favorites home with you after supper.
The menu features some of our favorite bits that pair well with a brew. We specialize in bringing you not only delicious food that pairs well with beer, but delicious food made with our beer. Whether it’s our ale sauces, beer-braised pork chop or beer-battered fish and chips, we aim to craft an experience you’ll want to come back for every day.
Our staff is like family…well, several of them are actually blood related!
We choose our bartenders, managers, cooks, wait staff, and brewers with care so that we can bring you the best possible food and craft beer with the best possible service. Get to know the team here and then say “Hi!” when you’re in the house.