Druck Report: Jay Shell, co-owner of Rome City Brewing Co., talks about the explosive growth of the craft beer brewed on Broad Street and what’s next.

Druck Report: Jay Shell, co-owner of Rome City Brewing Co., talks about the explosive growth of the craft beer brewed on Broad Street and what’s next.

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Right: Jay Shell, co-owner of Rome City Brewing Co., with Hometown’s John Druckenmiller. Photo by Todd LaBerge/Brand Red Studios.
They started with a “four-barrel” brewing system in downtown Rome. The success for Rome City Brewing Co. was immediate as people wanted it on tap and in take-home growlers.
  • Since then, Jay Shell and Dr. Trent Prault have expanded to 20 craft brews as well as a 10-barrel brewing system at 333 Broad St. with a speak-easy-like Tap Room one floor above, open Wednesdays through Sundays.
  • They’ve likewise started to distribute both kegs and cans not only in restaurants in downtown Rome but at other locations in North Georgia with more on the way. Area stores likewise carry craft beer canned and freshly brewed on Broad Street.
  • From Short Hot Blonde to seasonals such as Oktoberfest and Martha’s Berry, Shell and Prault have a hit on their hands — and welcome competition on the way in Cartersville and Calhoun.
  • Get the inside story of a hometown success story, Rome City Brewing Co.
  • Jay joined us for this podcast at Brand Red Studios, 4 Bale St. off Fifth Avenue in downtown Rome. We thank Todd LaBerge for another round of solid podcast production.
Jay Shell of Rome City Brewing Co. talks about the explosive growth of the Broad Street business in just three years. Photo by Todd LaBerge of Brand Red Studios.
John Druckenmiller of Hometown Headlines talks with Jay Shell on how he and brewing partner Dr. Trent Prault grew Rome City Brewing Co. into a destination stop in downtown Rome. Photo by Todd LaBerge of Brand Red Studios.
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