This Macon brewery is opening a taproom downtown
The ride home from this local brewery just got safer — and cheaper — for people enjoying a night out in downtown Macon.
Lyft is partnering with the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild to provide a “ride smart program” that cuts the fee for a Lyft ride from local breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries by 50 percent.
“They can have a fun time enjoy the time at the brewery without having any worries,” owner Yash Patel said. “And they get a 50% off after having great night out.”
The process to secure a discounted ride is simple.
- Request a Lyft to the brewery.
- Show the receipt to the staff inside.
- Staff will give a coupon code to get 50% off the ride home.
The program is designed to encourage responsible drinking practices.
“It’s really important that we focus on the safety, so I think that’s why it’s important,” Patel said. “Secondary, the reason why it’s so important is because it gives people an opportunity to go out on a cheaper rate.”
Macon Beer Company is the city’s first brewery since Prohibition, the website says. The brewery offers a variety of craft beers, including their flagship Macon Progress. It’s a pale ale that has hints of succulents and berries.
In October, owner Yash Patel told the Telegraph he wanted to make Macon into a “prominent beer town.”
Patel is also planning a tap room downtown. It was originally slated to open in May, but construction was a bit delayed. The business is planning on opening soon.