Wild Heaven is a Georgia company created by lifelong Georgians – founder Nick Purdy and consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson. Our core year-round portfolio is focused on world-class beers designed to offer something new to the beer landscape—not simply creating our version of what everyone else is doing.
Our beers are designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a distinctly American creative flair. Our all-grain, no adjunct-sugar philosophy creates bigger flavor without excess alcohol. Serve your neighbor!
Wild Heaven aims to be one of America’s great breweries as well as helping raise the profile of beer in the south. Our plan includes a new brewery in Avondale Estates, Georgia by 2013. Our beers are available throughout Georgia.
Founding Publisher of award-winning pop culture media company Paste, called “America’s finest music magazine” by the Wall Street Journal and a four-time National Magazine Award nominee. Nick’s background is in marketing and media, including stints in advertising and also in consulting with Deloitte & Touche. Nick also founded media consultancy On The Square Media and has worked with various media clients. Nick has commented numerous times on CNN Headline News as well as in music documentary Before the Music Dies and recently filmed a pilot as host for a music show for Georgia Public Television.
A renowned horticulturalist with 16 years of award-winning all-grain brewing experience, Eric Johnson is also the founder of Trappeze Pub, a beer bar in Athens, Georgia that enjoys a stellar reputation and an A+ rating on BeerAdvocate.com (#2 in Georgia). Eric is also an accomplished musician, sitting in on pedal steel and guitar for numerous acts in the Athens area and continues as host of the PBS show Garden Smart.