Nick Tanner's beer experience belies his 28 years. He's been homebrewing for seven, has lived with the New Belgium family in Colorado, and has tried thousands of beers in his relatively young life. While Nick was planning to start a homebrewing group in Colorado, his father, Rick, who has owned more than a dozen restaurants in the Atlanta area over the past few decades, opened a place that needed his help. It was there, at Rick Tanner's Grille & Bar in Cumming, that he started building out his brewpub, Cherry Street Co-Op. After "fighting with Forsyth County" to serve his beer, he was finally approved and started doing just that on Dec. 21, 2012. Creative Loafing caught up with Tanner to talk about his brewing past, present, and future.
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