Crossroads Brewing Company was founded by Janine Bennett and Ken Landin, but their road to start it was a treacherous one. They had made a business plan and gotten denied multiple times as they were attempting to start a business while the American economy has struggled. Eventually, they purchased a former opera house and began converting it into a brewery. The quickly became integrated into the community, but even quicker began producing excellent award-winning beers and IPAs.
The converted opera house is the location for people trying to experience great beers and food in Athens. They offer various sections of award-winning beer but also pair it with award-winning food. Executive Chef Nick Ferriere created a menu using fresh locally sourced ingredients to compliment the various available brews.
Since the inception Crossroads has become a popular and successful brewing company. So much so, that it opened a new location in Catskill in October 2017. This location is specifically focused on brewing, as there is no kitchen on site. They do encourage outside food and will have food trucks located in the patio three seasons of the year.