The Story of 5 Seasons Brewing
Act I - Whereupon The 5
Partners Dennis Lange and David Larkworthy met in the early '90s. David, a
managing chef at Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, was a regular guest at Yakitori
Den-Chan, Dennis' groundbreaking Buckhead eatery. The rapport between Lange and
Larkworthy ... clicked ... and what united the two was a shared passion for food
and beer. It wasn't long before Dennis and David began cooking — and brewing —
for each other, their families, and friends. Why, they wondered, was it still so
difficult to find world-class beers in Atlanta? Why was it even tougher to find
premium beer and food served side-by-side? Thus it was that their shared vision
of excellent food and service took form.
In 2001, 5 Seasons Brewing Company opened its doors at The Prado and quickly
became a gathering place to connect with each other, our food, and the Earth.
David, as executive chef, passionately applied a Napa-like culinary touch.
Dennis added a tour de force performance as effervescent host.
Together with a talented team of more than 60, the partners created a dining
experience that was elegant in its simplicity — real food paired with real beer.
Atlanta had never seen anything like The 5. As one of the early guests buzzed
about her discovery, "This is fine dining - in denim."
ACT II – The 5-Saga Continues
In 2006, Dennis and David teamed with an old friend, Crawford Moran, to add an
exciting new dimension to their partnership. Crawford, former owner/master
brewer of Atlanta's fabled Dogwood Brewing Company, joined the boys to chart the
next steps in 5 Seasons' saga. The three like-minded beer and food enthusiasts
set upon a quest to expand the phenomenom ofThe 5.
So it was that on January 17, 2007 — at precisely 5:55 PM — the first keg was
tapped at the new 5 Seasons North in Alpharetta. Act II was launched amidst a
wall-to-wall crowd of über-enthusiastic supporters. During the extraordinary
night to be remembered one of the amazed guests gushed, “So many people at your
Grand Opening — if someone had fainted, they couldn’t have hit the floor!”
ACT III – Curtain Rises
You are invited to participate in the third act of our remarkable story. This
time think toward the city center – in Midtown. Think where Marietta and Howell
Mill come together, behind Georgia Tech, in one of the fastest growing parts of
Atlanta. Think bigger and bolder than ever before and you will see the
remarkable vision for 5 Seasons Westide.