Business of the Month - High Card/Blue Tarp Brewery

Blue Tarp/High Card Brewery, Tucker, GA.In 2018, the team at Tucker Brewing Company brought a new concept to Tucker’s industrial corridor. While their state-of-the-art brewery and biergarten became the toast of the town, Alan Pugh and his business partners were already plotting their own move to Tucker.

“I live here in Tucker, just three miles from the brewery. I like the downtown area and how it is coming along and we just wanted to part of that,” said Pugh, one of the founders of High Card Brewing.

Pugh opened High Card in 2019 right in the heart of Tucker’s historic downtown. What makes the brewery unique is that it sits under the same roof as Blue Tarp Brewing. While High Card is in its first brick and mortar location, Blue Tarp had been operating in Decatur since 2012.

“I found this space but didn’t need all of it. Tom [Stahl, owner of Blue Tarp] told me he was looking for new space as well so he came to look at it and we figured out how to make it work,” Pugh explained.

One of the first things the bosses at High Card/Blue Tarp did upon opening was to get involved in the Tucker community. The breweries have hosted outings for non-profits like Friends of Tucker Parks, worked with school PTA groups and brought entertainment to Main Street with “Comedy and Beer”, a first of its kind Valentine’s Day stand-up show.

As for the future, Pugh has big plans for his brewing operation.

“We want to ramp up production and provide more to-go beer and eventually go into distribution,” Pugh said.

High Card/Blue Tarp is located at 2316 Main Street, right behind Local 7. You can follow them on Twitter @HighCardBrewing and @BlueTarpBrew.

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