Louisville-based production brewery, Goodwood Brewing Co., have announced a partnership with Georgia Crown Distributing Co. thus expanding their distribution footprint into Georgia in January 2018, with a focus on statewide distribution. Both parties are excited to bring Goodwood’s unique barrel-aged and wood-touched beers to new and existing fans throughout the Peach State.
“Georgia Crown looks forward to the introduction of Goodwood products into the Georgia market and continuing the successful launch of Goodwood products in the southeast,” said Georgia Crown Director of Trade Marketing – Beer, Glenn Ver Steeg. “The brands fit a unique target consumer with relevant styles. And there is significant upside volume opportunities for these types of products.”
Goodwood beers are currently available in ten states: Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, and now Georgia. Goodwood Brewing is excited about extending their current reach throughout 2018 to new states and territories sharing their unique beers to craft-beer lovers across the region. Goodwood attributes its Southern states’ success to its traditional southern roots as well as its ties with the bourbon culture.
“We are thrilled to add Georgia to our distribution footprint,” said CEO, Ted Mizlaff. “We’ve done really well as a company in the Southern states- I think it’s a natural fit as they have continued to embrace a sip of the south and Kentucky’s bourbon roots. All of our beer is brewed with limestone water and touched by wood- just like bourbon. We always say what’s good for bourbon is great for beer!”
Georgia Crown will be offering three products from Goodwood’s year-round portfolio— Bourbon Barrel Stout, available in 12oz bottles, draught — Louisville Lager, available in 12oz cans, draught – and Walnut Brown Ale, available in 12oz cans, draught. Keep a look out for Goodwood Brewing launch events at local Georgia establishments starting the week of January 23rd.
Goodwood Brewing is a production brewery located in the heart of downtown Louisville. The brewery is dedicated to making beers that have been touched by wood; whether in reclaimed oak casks once used to house bourbon, red wine, and brandy or seasoned on oak, poplar or ash. Goodwood’s “shade-grown beers” are all touched by the natural gradations of reclaimed casks and other wood types for flavorful expressions that are unique to Goodwood. Just like the bourbon Kentucky is famous for, all of Goodwood’s beers begin with limestone water. The gents behind Goodwood are some of Louisville’s longest-serving brewing veterans, running production breweries here since 2001.