Red Top Brewhouse is a place for friends because it was born out of a wonderful friendship!

Sharing a love for making new friends, backgrounds in manufacturing, and hearts for entrepreneurship, Rob and Jonathan set out to design and create the experience of a lifetime. A place for everyone to enjoy a pint, listen to some tunes and engage in a great conversation full of laughter. This is the way they love to hang out and hope you will too! Passionate about creating wonderful products and endless fun, the dream began to slowly take shape. Every detail of the Red Top Brewhouse experience was designed to create and foster relationships, friendship, and to cultivate a love for our community. Please come join in the fun, everyone is welcome!


Rob – CEO

Rob Hankinson was born in Birmingham, England and after years of traveling for his education and apprenticeship moved to the United States with his wife and one year old. His two degrees and work experience abroad did not receive the warm welcome one would expect, but undeterred Rob went on to build Heatco (officially founded in 1982) which consistently grew to serve not only the entire state of Georgia but several states around the US and many countries around the world! Rob has since retired but his sons continue to grow the company and make him and his wife, Marion, very proud.

Retirement for Rob did not mean sitting at home - he has spent his time giving back to the community in countless ways...founding The B.T.U. Academy for high school students that want to enter the heating, cooling, and refrigeration sectors of commerce with the assistance of Chattahoochee Tech and Bartow County College and Career Center, serving as President of Bartow County Rotary Club, and serving on the board for his local homeless shelter.

Through his services as a board member for the Advocates for Children, Rob met Jonathan White whose wife, Karen, was the Director of Advocates for Children. Rob and Jonathan immediately became friends and today he regards Jonathan as his third adopted son! After countless visits to breweries, they decided to open their brewhouse and pilot brewery.

Rob's idea of fun these days is driving fast cars, breaking fancy golf clubs, growing expensive tomatoes, and creating the best new restaurant and bar in town.

Rob's favorite dish on the menu is the Fish & Chips, naturally.


Jonathan – President

A native Georgian, Jonathan grew up in Kennesaw and attended the University of Georgia. After graduation, he took the helm of the family business, a small cabinet manufacturing company. Fast forward many years and a lot of sawdust, the company has grown into a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility serving the Metro-Atlanta area with custom cabinetry and distribution of stock cabinetry throughout the southeast.

Always eager for a challenge, Jonathan and Rob began exploring the possibilities of combining their love of both manufacturing and people and their passion for home brewing. The result of that evolution is Red Top Brewhouse, a destination designed to foster joy in the Acworth community.

When he isn't creating craft brews or custom cabinets. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and his daughter, Mary. His favorite days are spent outdoors where he can be found hiking, sailing, or working on his golf game.

A self-taught guitarist, he is a live music enthusiast who travels widely to see his favorite bands live.

Jonathan's favorite dish on the menu is the Crab Cake Sandwich.

"..Red Top Brewhouse Is a Destination Designed to Foster Joy in The Acworth Community."


Dave – Brewer & VP

Dave has been brewing for nearly twenty years and has consulted in the opening of over fifty breweries all over the world. His passion for brewing has only gotten bigger over time. Expect to see unique styles of beer as well as barrel-aged goodness from him as we grow.


Bobby – General Manager

Originally from Maryland, Bobby comes to us from his time at Freight Kitchen & Tap in Woodstock. After building our kitchen staff and menu from scratch. He currently serves as our General Manager.

Chef Z

Z-Executive Chef

Z is a legend. She comes from the catering world and provides our kitchen with leadership and strong customer relations skills.


Chris – Marketing Director

Chris is a professional photographer by trade and has worked in the local craft beer industry for some time. His favorite dish on the menu is the Harvest Bowl.