The Wild Leap story begins when two beer-impassioned friends and a talented brewer take a wild leap (yep!) of faith to open their own brewery. Leaving behind successful and comfortable careers, this trio begins introducing approachable and inventive styles of craft beer. In September 2017, Wild Leap officially opens its doors in downtown LaGrange, Georgia and the big wheels keep on turnin’ today!
After being awarded Best New Brewery of 2018 by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice Awards, owners Anthony Rodriguez and Rob Goldstein along with expert brewer Chris Elliott, extended their passion into spirits and Wild Leap Vodka was born. To the delight of fans, Wild Leap began serving handcrafted cocktails in their taproom along with award-winning craft beer. The Wild Leap taproom had become something of a local gathering place where friends and neighbors sipped on deliciously created beverages while listening to music, playing games and enjoying lively camaraderie.
When COVID-19 shuttered their taproom in spring of 2020, Wild Leap pivoted into cocktails-to-go, offering curbside pickup. Customers began trekking to LaGrange to stock up on these pandemic essentials, prompting Wild Leap to launch a line of Ready-To-Drink premium craft cocktails, available to vodka fans throughout Georgia.
The Wild Leap story is young and is still being written, but you know what they say, “If you don’t do wild things when you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.”