The Story

Driven by the obsessive desire to package what can’t be harnessed — the fleeting perfection of indulgence and stories and laughter coming together — Orpheus Brewing began as the homebrew fantasy of trumpet-player-turned-brewmaster Jason Pellett. An introduction to Andrew Lorber helped turn this into more than a fantasy, and the doors opened Memorial Day 2014. With an early emphasis on sour beers and wild barrels, Atalanta was the first packaged sour beer in Georgia and Everything Lasts Forever was the first lambic process Méthode Traditionnelle 3-year blend in the Southeast. From sours, to IPA’s, to massive barrel-aged stouts, we’re always attempting to catch fleeting dreams just out of reach.

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The Brewery

Situated on the north end of Piedmont Park near the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, our brewery was established in an otherwise unlikely 16,000 sq. ft. underground industrial facility tucked neatly beneath a commercial office building. Our 20 bbl brewhouse was designed to allow us the flexibility to brew a wide variety of beer, especially our sours which pose their own unique challenges. We’ve packed as many barrels and tanks as possible in our space, but peace can be found standing on our brew platform overlooking the park.

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The Brand

Inspired by the story and teachings of Orpheus, themes of rebirth, rituals, wanting, and wandering are central to what we do, all rooted in the lesson we learn from Orpheus: Don’t look back. To help tell our stories, we draw inspiration from Atlanta artists whose work adorn our labels and walls.

ORPHEUS MYTHOS

The Team

Jason Pellett

CEO and Brewmaster

Everything lasts forever, so I take my time.

Taylor Phelps

Director of Brewing Operations

I'm just here for the free beer.

Jimmy Joynt

Director of Sales

There are worse things than being trapped inside a cognac barrel for three years.

Shay Droz

Controller

Live life to the fullest, love what you do and who you do it with.

Dusty Boyd

Head Brewer

Perfecting a beer is more difficult than my temptations to drink it.

Samantha Barkauskas

Tasting Room and Events Manager

A perpetual dance party of one.

Sawyer Tonner

Head of Packaging

Lord beer me strength.

Alicia Fortino

Media and Marketing Coordinator

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Cameron Alme

Brewer

Brewer of beers, grower of beards.

Tyler Young

Brewer

Not all bungs are created equal.

Pat Woods

Assistant Brewer

"Good people drink good beer." - Hunter S. Thompson

Jessica Beaudoin

Production Assistant

There's always money in the banana stand.

Ryan Childress

Packaging Technician

I've probably touched your cans.

Ed Lancaster

Packaging Technician

When people ask what I do, I just tell them I'm a brewer. It's easier that way.

Jon Cox

Packaging Assistant

I don't own any plaid.

Chet Allen

Packaging Assistant

I love the smell of hops in the morning. Smells like victory.

Caroline Brabham

Assistant Tasting Room Manager

Master beer slinger.

Kevin Kelley

Hospitality

Wait..I thought this was about soup.

Madison McMinn

Marketing and Graphic Design Intern

Stay sexy, don't get murdered.

JOIN THE TEAM

“I don’t really have a process. I’ll get one little idea, and it just goes. You don’t have to have a whole idea when you start. If you think you’re going to think of the whole symphony from the beginning, you’re not gonna even get to that first motive.”

–  Jason Pellett, Brewmaster