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The Founders


Brian Borngesser and Pat Rains met in a Roswell Rotary Club meeting roughly ten years back. The two connected over common interests in home brewing and serving their local community. As the duo made beer, the beer made friends, and two future flagships were born: Copperhead Amber in Pat's garage, and 1864 IPA in Brian's.  In 2012 the vision for Roswell's first craft brewery evolved into a business plan, and in 2015 the business plan evolved into Gate City Brewing Company—a local venture still as dedicated to community as the pair who met a decade ago.

We are the


Despite supporting a magnetic restaurant culture and dynamic arts environment, Roswell was once long without a craft brewery. Our growing city is now a burgeoning craft beer haven in the north metro area of a state with nearly fifty. At Gate City Brewing, we take immense pride in having, shall we say, broken the seal. As our city and the families within continue to develop, our brewhouse, taproom and taplist do the same. We strive to brew remarkable beers with unshakable, independent roots. Thank you for your interest in our journey; it wouldn't be the same without you. 


Our Home


The Brewery, Taproom, Backhouse, and Artillery Room at Gate City are anchored in the heart of Historic Roswell. At the corner of Canton and Magnolia Streets, what used to be two Roswell mechanic shops is now a 30bbl brewhouse with up to twenty house-brewed beers and cocktails on draft. Stop in each weekend for live music, 6-pack tastings to-go, community-based events, and an overall good time—where the history of our growing city meets the future of craft beer & craft cocktail culture. The Artillery Room is part of the Gate City Compound with an entrance on Canton Street, as well as a terraced entrance that connects it to the Taproom at Gate City. 

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