Rome-based Hydro Dynamics ShockWave Xtractor hops extraction technology is currently being tested at Terrapin Beer Company’s Brew Lab adjacent to SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA. 

Terrapin is examining the enhanced extraction capability of the technology to assist in dry hopping. “We are so happy to be working with a fellow Georgia company in their exciting new location adjacent to the new Atlanta Braves stadium. Terrapin has a great mix of beers that span traditional flavors to exciting innovations which could benefit from our extraction technology,” said Doug Mancosky, chief science officer at HDI.

With the rapid growth of “hoppy” beers the demand for hops and the prices have increased. The ShockWave Xtractor technology allows brewers to produce bitter beers with up to 50 percent less bittering and aromatic hops for at faster speeds with increased beer yields.

Bojangles coming to Adairsville

Rome restaurateur Wayne Robinson is brining a Bojangles to Adairsville. Robinson confirmed that he has completed acquisition of property near the intersection of Georgia 140 and U.S. 41 in the heart of Adairsville and is awaiting final architectural plans before breaking ground.

“I hope to break ground in about three weeks,” Robinson said. I really want to get it open before the end of the year. The new restaurant will be located at the intersection of Joe Frank Harris Parkway, U.S. 41, and Piedmont Avenue where an old car wash is currently located.

He said the plan to develop the Bojangles as a new concept drive through restaurant which “probably” would also feature a walk-up window.  He said the vast majority of the business at his other Bojangles restaurants, particularly in the morning, is drive through business.

    Robinson already owns Bojangles restaurants in Hiram, Cartersville, Summerville and Calhoun in addition to Steak ‘n Shake restaurants in Rome and Athens along with the O ‘Charley’s restaurant in Rome.

   He also just completed the purchase of the Curlee’s Fish House and Oyster Bar building, 227 Broad Street.  The ground floor will continue to operate as a restaurant, the business owned by D.J. Rickman.  He plans to convert it to a sports bar and grill over the next 30 days.

RaceTrac gets sign permits for Martha Berry location

RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. has filed application for signage at 3006 Martha Berry Highway, the intersection of Martha berry Highway and the Armuchee Connector.

The Life Church is presently located on that site.

Rome pharmacists Keith Winslette bought the 2.49 acre tract from the Church at Northside in 2005 after that church moved to a new facility further north on the Martha Berry Highway.

The permit fees were valued at $28,000. Officials in the Rome Floyd Building Inspection office said that construction drawings for a RaceTrac fuel station have not been filed with the building inspection office yet.

RaceTrac currently has fueling stations in Calhoun and Cartersville