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New microbrewery opens in Austell, Frog Rock Brewery


Frog Rock Brewery, located at 2764 Broad Street, proudly welcomed the public to its grand opening, offering an array of 16 original beers, delectable food truck fare, and vibrant live music. The event attracted hundreds of community members eager to sample the diverse selection of offerings.

Co-owners of the brewery, Andrew Lundstrom and Ryan Hall, stood prepared to serve the constant flow of attendees entering the establishment.

From the moment the doors opened at noon, curious beer fans from Austell and surrounding communities came in, first one by one, followed by a surge of people over the next hour that filled the 2,000-square-foot space and spilled out into the quarter-acre patio and outdoor music stage area.

A band outside played classic rock covers while bartenders under a tent poured glasses of brews. 

Beer enthusiasts from Austell and surrounding neighborhoods filled the expansive 2,000-square-foot space, extending out onto the spacious quarter-acre patio and the outdoor stage area. An outside band serenaded the crowd with classic music as bartenders under a tent expertly poured glasses of various brews.

Frog Rock’s collection of brews showcased a variety of flavors, including the Chronic Happiness West Coast IPA with subtle hints of caramel and grapefruit pith, the Fountain of Youth American Pale Ale characterized by its smooth, light bready notes, the Train Hopper Extra Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Chinook hops, the Shapes and Colors Blackberry Wheat boasting a sweet finish, and the Dark Side of the Pond Brown Ale with notes of toasted pecan and a blackstrap molasses finish.

Notably, all of the brewery’s beers are crafted using water sourced from Lithia Springs, resulting in a unique flavor profile. According to Frog Rock’s owners, the spring water contains a range of minerals including electrolytes, sulfate, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and lithium.

While scientific claims are yet to be established, there is a consensus on the water’s contribution to both the distinctive taste and potential health qualities of the brews. Ian Simpson, a representative of the spring water, organized demonstrations and tastings of the slightly salty water in the brewery’s backyard.

Lundstrom emphasized the significance of great-tasting beer, asserting, “We can’t claim anything scientifically yet, but there’s definitely a lot of minerals present and electrolytes, and it makes for a great-tasting beer, which is the most important part.”

Frog Rock Brewery will be open from Thursdays through Sundays and will feature live music on weekends, adding to the vibrant atmosphere.

Lundstrom revealed plans to locate a restaurant in the adjacent 2,500-square-foot space, which has been thoughtfully renovated to complement the brewery’s offerings.


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