Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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Another few months, and another Atlanta vicinity brewery visited.  I’ve liked a couple of Wild Heaven Brewery Craft Beers since they were introduced to the market, but at the time, they were made by contract by another brewery in South Carolina, I think.  Still, they’ve been in Decatur long enough that… well, you just have to wait until the time was right.


And the time was right on a recent Saturday, when it was cool and cloudy and UGA was playing football.  As a result, it was a very low key visit though done with a small group of coworkers/friends (if you can imagine those being the same).  Anyway, look at the crowd!


Wild Heaven has a slightly different take on their brewery visits, with three options.


I chose #3, which included each of their year around beers, plus an option for one of their three seasonal beers.


Except… they were out of the White Blackbird, which wasn’t likely to be a favorite anyway.  Instead, they let you swap it out for one of their three seasonal beers, from which I chose Autumn Defense, their (Oktober)Fest beer.


They generally pleased me the more I progressed from right to left.  Let There Be Light was essentially absent a desirable flavor.  Obviously, it works for some multitude or it wouldn’t be a year around beer.  Maybe people that don’t like beer but feel obligated to drink it opt for that one.

The Emergency Drinking Beer has a catchy name (and an accordingly utilitarian can design).  I admit, my curiosity has been piqued for quite a while.  I think their description is apt.  I’d have it again, but I’d probably opt for a Bud Lime first (not a compliment).

The Autumn Defense was okay – a different interpretation of an Oktoberfest, which I guess is as it should be.  If you’re thinking I don’t like their beers, understand that usually I choose which ones I know will suit my preference, rather than a “taste them all” approach.

Which brings us to Invocation, which may have been their first I tasted.  Not quite rich enough to be termed “rich,” not so bitter to be named “bitter,” and not quite spicy enough to be thought “spicy.” But it’s a pleasing Belgian styled beer all around.

Next was Ode to Mercy, dark without a sharp edge to it, a beer that doesn’t have to be taken in small sips but objects to being taken at a mouthful.  Good stuff.  In fact, I had a pint of it afterwards.

Lastly (pun intended), Eschaton, a Belgian quad, had a roasted wood smell and… well, people can make up their descriptions.  It was dark, tasty, and by it’s nature loaded with alcohol at 10%.  I liked this just as much as Ode to Mercy, but… safe driving matters.


Cask aged beers are the rage, and it looks like Wild Heaven is experimenting with a wide variety of alcohols.


One of the other seasonal options was a sour beer greatly improved with a smoked flavor.  This randomly selected couple enjoyed it greatly.


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