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Atlanta-area craft brewery Wild Heaven Beer, maker of the popular Emergency Drinking Beer, announces its return to distribution in Alabama. Partnering with Alabama Crown Distributing Co., Wild Heaven will offer its full lineup statewide and is celebrating with tap takeovers.

during the friends and family Grand Opeing event at the Wild Heaven brewery in Avondale Estates, Georgia on June 23,2014. Credit: Chris Rank/ Rank Studios ©2014

Wild Heaven Beer Founders Nick Purdy and  Eric Johnson

In addition to Emergency Drinking Beer, Wild Heaven’s diverse year-round lineup includes Bestie Pub Ale, Wise Blood IPA, White Blackbird Saison, Invocation Belgian Golden Ale and the first canned nitro beer in the Southeast, Ode To Mercy Coffee Brown, known as “Nitrode”. They will also offer limited edition sour beers, seasonals and limited edition IPAs to Alabama’s craft beer lovers.


Wild Heaven, named for the 1990 R.E.M. song “Near Wild Heaven,” has won awards for numerous beers.

Nick Purdy says “We’re incredibly impressed with the quality of beer coming out of Alabama these days and look forward to joining the community as a local-ish offering from your neighbors just to the east. As a former resident of Alabama during my four amazing years at Auburn, I look forward to many excuses to drink beer with the most hospitable Americans I’ve ever encountered.”

“It means a lot to us to cross a state line,” said Brewmaster Eric Johnson. “We know there is well-crafted beer pretty much everywhere and so when we enter a new market, we do so humbly, hoping our take on each style adds something to the conversation. We believe in what we do, and look forward to a chance to share these creations with beer lovers in Alabama.”