From The Earth’s mission is to provide some of the best craft beers and food
in Atlanta and the South in a unique brewpub setting.
Stevens and his wife Lisa (Meyers) decided it was time for him to revisit his empire-building aspirations and open a brewpub unlike any other both inside and outside Atlanta's perimeter. Sharing his ambitions with longtime peers, friends and renowned influencers in the industry, most notably celebrity restauranteur Kevin Rathbun and brewing icon Kevin McNerney (Co-Founder of SweetWater Brewing), From the Earth Brewing Company was born.
“The cuisine and the well-balanced beers at the brewpub is a vision I’ve had for quite some time,” Stevens says. “I want it to come full circle: sourcing our product as fresh and as local as we can. We want to give back to our local food partners. One of our many goals includes giving our spent grain from brewing to local farmers to feed their cattle and animals. We will also incorporate the same spent grain in our house made breads and even plan to partner with local dog treat company for our four-legged patrons to have culinary indulgences too. We want to become a part of this community in every way possible."
Lisa graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in speech communications with a focus in public relations. She pursued her entrepreneurial spirit in 2014 when she started her boutique marketing firm, MKT Collaborative. She has continued her efforts at From the Earth, being an important role in branding the brewery and brewpub in the Roswell area. As one of three breweries in Roswell, Lisa has focused her efforts on community outreach and involvement and successful events while strategically engaging From the Earth in the marketplace.
Lisa recently received a “10 under 40” Award from Roswell Magazine, which recognizes and honors the top local young professionals under forty who have made significant impacts in their careers and in the Roswell community. For over seven years, she has been an advocate and Advisory Council member for The Drake House, a non-profit organization that provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children.
BRIAN LEE Manager/Brewer
Brian started his restaurant career over ten years ago, working his way from dishwasher to management at Taco Mac Roswell. He made his way over to Dunwoody Tavern and then to Local Three, where he found a new love for whiskey, good food, cocktails and wine at one of America’s top bourbon bars.
When State Bill 85 passed in 2017, authorizing beer and liquor manufacturers to sell their products directly to consumers from the manufacturing plant, Brian hung up his hat to restaurants and bartending and found his place in the business that stole his heart from day one: Beer. He worked on the production line at Reformation Brewery before seeing a great opportunity at From the Earth Brewing Company.
Since joining the FTE family, Brian has proven himself as Assistant Brewer to the one and only brewing icon Kevin McNerney (Co-Founder of SweetWater Brewing) as well as managing the staff and restaurant.