Our Team

Alton C. Shields

Alton C. Shields

President + General Manager
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO HAVE A CAREER IN THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY?

– I am a craft beer lover & I am passionate about the industry! I could drink my favorite craft brews everyday for sustenance. Working in a brewery is a true dream come true!

BEST CRAFT BEER MEMORY?

– Experiencing the ABC taproom and our awesome craft beers where they were “birthed” is nothing short of pure delight.  I have been coming into the taproom ever since I drank my first ABC beer 8 years ago.

TELL US SOMETHING FUN/INTERESTING ABOUT YOURSELF

– I was a professional musician/singer for 4 four years back in the day. We opened a concert for the Isley Brothers and we even performed with Mavis Staples & the Staples Singers. Our former lead singer, Crystal Talefero, performs with Billy Joel and has been his musical director for over 20 years.

Hannah Williford

Hannah Williford

Director of Accounting and HR
If you could switch jobs with anyone at Atlanta Brewing who would it be and why?

I’d switch with someone in sales! They get to meet all kinds of people at beer events and if I had to sell something, beer would be it!

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

I’ve done a 12 hour Ultra run (twice!) It pushes my physical and mental limits, and I love that! I try to do the same race annually.

Name your weirdest talent.

I can name my entire kindergarten class alphabetically by first name

Anna Bacon

Anna Bacon

Taproom Manager
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE IN THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY?

Moving to Atlanta and seeing all of the craft breweries here, I started trying and finding things I liked. I got deeper into the industry when we had a growler store and it exposed me to even more great beers and I was hooked!

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU?

I was a figure skater before high school and won a few gold medals!

FAVORITE STYLE OF BEERS?

Stouts and porters. Yes, even when it’s hot out.

Brandon Butler

Brandon Butler

Taproom Guru
IF YOU WERE COMPETING IN MR. UNIVERSE, WHAT ROUND OF THE CONTEST WOULD YOU EXCEL IN?
Bikini Contest for sure. Hit em with the calf raises.
OUTSIDE OF WORKING AT ABC, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PROJECTS?

I try to keep many “embers in the fire” so something can catch the blaze. Graduate School and homesteading take up most of my time.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL NIGHT OFF LIKE?

Bonfire with some lovely people who can join in on the drum circle and howling at the moon.

Maddie Smith

Maddie Smith

Taproom Guru
FAVORITE ABC BEER

Baked Goods Blueberry Lemon Cobbler, it’s very refreshing and unlike any other beer I’ve ever had!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK

I am a graphic designer by day, with a specialty in illustration! I love all things art, yoga & hiking.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU

I’m originally from Kentucky & I was raised on a cattle farm. Fun fact, I met Larry David at the Kentucky Derby!