Good People Brewing Purchases Birmingham based Avondale Brewing Company

Good People Brewing Purchases Birmingham based Avondale Brewing Company



BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA—Good People Brewing Company, Alabama’s oldest and largest brewery, has announced that they will be the new managers of Avondale Brewing Company. The founders of Good People purchased the brewery and its assets from Avondale Holdings, a subsidiary of Orchestra Partners.


“We’ve always really admired Avondale Brewing Company and what it has done for Birmingham and the culture of this city,” said Michael Sellers, co-owner and founder of Good People Brewing Company. “We look forward to continuing to brew great beer in the city of Birmingham and bring that beer across the Southeast. We wish the Lake brothers the best of luck on their new ventures.”


The new management team will continue to build upon the already established success of the Avondale brand. The name and location of the brewery will remain the same. Guests and fans will continue to see the same faces they’ve seen at Avondale Brewing over the years. The brewery will host all events and performances already scheduled. The leadership team will not be overseeing management of any of Avondale’s previously affiliated restaurants.




The purpose of this new venture was to combine the strengths of both organizations. By combining forces and becoming more collaborative, the local beer community will see more quality offerings and innovative brews. “We are so excited to start this new chapter in the brewery’s history,” said Taylor Lander, Director of Marketing & Events at Avondale Brewing Company. “We are looking forward to showing you what we have on the horizon.”



Avondale Brewing Company, located at 201 41st Ave Street South, was founded in 2011. Known for a wide selection of craft beers and offerings from The Sour Room, the brewery produces 6,000 barrels per year. Avondale has hosted such acts ranging from The Wailers to Gov’t Mule to Yelawolf in their outdoor venue.


For up-to-date information about news and events, “like” Good People Brewing and Avondale Brewing on Facebook or follow on Twitter or Instagram at @GPBrewing and @AvondaleBrewing.



Good People Brewing Co., located in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leader in the South’s craft beer movement. Founded in 2008, it was the first craft brewery in the Southeast to can its beers. For more information on Good People’s beers—and the good people behind them—visit


Avondale Brewing Co., founded in 2011, is a small brewery housed in a fully renovated, historic building in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. With a passion for creative beers and good music, the brewery offers a good story with each pint. For more information on the history and stories behind Avondale’s brews, visit


Funky Buddha Partners with Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE)

Funky Buddha Partners with Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) to release Florida Rebuilds Blonde Ale with Lime for Hurricane Irma Relief



OAKLAND PARK, FL – It’s been a month since Hurricane Irma ravaged the Florida peninsula, and its effects are still being felt, particularly in the Florida Keys. It’s for that reason that South Florida’s own Funky Buddha is proud to announce that it is partnering with Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) to release Florida Rebuilds, a pale blonde ale brewed with key lime juice that will generate much-needed funds for Hurricane Irma victims in the service industry and their children. Funky Buddha and Brown Distributing of West Palm Beach will release draft kegs of the beer for sale to retailers throughout Southeast and Southwest Florida, Tampa, and the Florida Keys starting next week. Each company will donate 100% of its sales of the beer directly to CORE. In addition, Funky Buddha will donate 100% of sales of Florida Rebuilds sold in its tap room starting on October 13th, and engage in a statewide effort to raise awareness and funds for CORE.


“We’ve been incredibly encouraged by the many amazing hurricane relief efforts going on right now across the state, and knew from the get go that we wanted to participate in a unique and meaningful way,” says KC Sentz, Funky Buddha Brewery’s General Manager and Co-Founder. “In working with CORE, we feel like we can make a significant impact in the lives of folks who are still reeling from Irma and may be for some time to come.”


Funky Buddha brewed this crisp blonde ale with key lime juice as an ode to the resilient spirit of the keys. At 5% ABV and brewed with tropical-tinged citra hops, this sessionable beer is also evocative of the land we all know and love.


The devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma has been severe, but it also hits especially hard for those families whose breadwinners work in the service industry. Although the keys are beginning to reopen for business, countless restaurants, bars, resorts, and hotels will be impacted by the loss of tourism dollars brought on by the storm. That’s where CORE comes in. The 501c3 organization grants support to children of food and beverage service professionals navigating life-altering circumstances. Funds generated by the Florida Rebuilds beer and program will go exclusively towards Hurricane Irma victims and their children struggling with expenses such as food, rent, utilities, medical bills, and more, all with zero administrative costs. Constellation Brands, Inc. which acquired Funky Buddha Brewery in August of this year, has pledged to match up to $50,000 in funds raised through the Florida Rebuilds program.


“CORE is honored to partner with Funky Buddha on Florida Rebuilds,” says Lauren LaViola, Executive Director of CORE. “As we come together to give back to our own, we recognize that the food and beverage service industry is more like a giant family that spends its days committed to serving others. We are honored to be part of the effort to return the favor in service and look forward to using 100% of funds donated through Florida Rebuilds to grant support to food and beverage service employees and their children in Florida.”


The Florida Rebuilds effort will not stop there. Through raising awareness for the program, Funky Buddha hopes that impacted service industry workers with children will hear about CORE programs and apply to receive aid themselves. Retailers across the Southern and West coasts of Florida who are interested in purchasing draft kegs of Florida Rebuilds and/or pledging a donation to CORE can learn more at And for consumers looking to make a difference, Funky Buddha will provide a complete list bars and restaurants serving Florida Rebuilds on the same webpage so they can head to the bar and do their part.


In times of crisis, the entire community must get involved to help those in need. Together we believe we can make a strong impact on this vital relief effort and raise some fantastic awareness in the process. Here’s to rebuilding Florida, one pint at a time.


ABOUT FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY: Founded in 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida, Funky Buddha Brewery® is committed to producing bold craft beers that marry culinary-inspired ingredients with time-honored  technique. Its lineup includes year-round brews Floridian Hefeweizen and Hop Gun IPA, along with specialty releases such as Last Snow and the highly sought after Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Its Oakland Park production brewery opened in June 2013 and distributes draught and bottled beer to retail outlets throughout Florida.



CORE is a national 501c3 organization that grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Since 2004, CORE has raised over $2.5M and granted support to almost 300 families across the industry and the country. For food and beverage service employees, a life-altering circumstance like a medical diagnosis, a car accident, or a house fire can quickly become unmanageable financially and emotionally. Luckily, for those employees caring for children, CORE can help.

When food and beverage service families struggle to stay afloat during a medical diagnosis or family death, accident, or loss of home from fire or natural disaster, CORE helps them stay on top of house payments, bills, and medical or equipment costs. CORE can also purchase clothing and toys, or send food and other necessities. When a parent or child passes away, CORE can pay for a funeral or memorial, or help plan a family retreat to recenter and grieve. CORE knows that the core of the food and beverage service industry is the food and beverage service employees and the families they work to support, and the core of the families is the children.



Since 1919, Brown Distributing Company has grown into a beverage distribution business with combined sales of over 11 million cases annually and serving in excess of 6,000 retailers with over 500 employees. It operates from Richmond, Virginia and West Palm Beach, Florida.


#   #   #

Hi-Wire Brewing to release Coffe Milk Stout and Dopplebock in October

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces October Beer Releases


Asheville, NC- Hi-Wire Brewing announced today the release of three beers scheduled to hit shelves during the month of October. Their releases include some old favorites, including Strongman Coffee Milk Stout and Twice As Nice Doppelbock, as well as a new release from Hi-Wire Brewing’s Sour & Wild Ale program, a Brett Saison with Passion Fruit & Hibiscus.



Strongman Coffee Milk Stout (5.3% ABV), inspired by head brewer Luke Holgate’s cafe con leche-fueled travels in Key West, has become one of the most anticipated seasonals from Hi-Wire Brewing. A Mexican and Honduran blend of locally roasted coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. is cold extracted and added post fermentation to this sweet, creamy beer. With huge notes of coffee and latte sweetness, this beer is perfect for brunch. Available in 6-packs and on draft beginning October 13, this beer will see Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint.




Twice As Nice Doppelbock (10% ABV), inspired by a traditional German doppelbock, is a robust dark lager. Despite its full flavor and high alcohol, this beer was lagered for more than 8 weeks to make it light on the palate and incredibly smooth. Expect Vienna and Munich malt to contribute subtle flavors of fig, plum and chocolate to this big, yet easy-drinking beer. Available in 6-packs and on draft beginning October 23, this beer will also see Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint.


Scheduled to be released Saturday, October 7 at 12pm from their South Slope Speciality Sour & Wild Ale facility (197 Hilliard Ave) is a Brett Saison with Passion Fruit & Hibiscus (5.9% ABV). Notes of white grape, dank passion fruit, and funky rose petals are highlighted in this tropical wild ale. With a total fermentation time of 9 months, this beer will be available in 750ml bottles. It will see limited distribution the second week of October and will be on draft in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms beginning October 8.


About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. To learn more about the company, visit


Check out the beer recipes page!!!!

New Look for JDub’s Poolside Kolsch and UpTop! IPA Cans

New Look for JDub’s Poolside Kolsch and UpTop! IPA Cans



Sarasota, Florida – This fall, JDub’s Brewing Company cans ”Poolside” Kölsch
and Up Top! IPA will get a new look. The “refreshed” can designs are reflective
of the companies meaning and current standing in the market place. Owner
Jeremy Joerger, “It’s about time for a “face lift” for the cans. As we grow and
evolve, it’s important to look not just to the future for ways to innovate and stay relevant, but also at what we are currently doing and make sure nothing about the brand is stagnant. Also, I wanted to evolve from putting our core values of Quality, Innovation and Culture on the cans to what this brand truly represents, living the life you love and following your dream. That is my story and what I want this brand to mean to people. I’m stoked about these cans and think they reflect what we are and continue to be, a growing, quality Southeast brand.”

Plans are underway to refresh Passion Wheat and Bell Cow Milk Chocolate
porter cans as well, following the refresh of Poolside Kölsch and Up Top! IPA.
About: JDub’s Brewing Company is a production craft brewery & taproom located in sunny Sarasota, FL. Everything we do is based off our three core values of Quality, Innovation and Culture. Each of these values ties into one another to shape the spirit and products of JDub’s. Our beer can be found at your favorite watering holes throughout Florida and in our taproom at the brewery.

Creature Comforts Fall Release is Just Around the Corner!

Creature Comforts to release Table Beer as Fall Seasonal


Creature Comforts Table Beer

The Fall seasonal, formerly known as Epicurious, will return this October

ATHENS (September 26, 2017) – Creature Comforts Brewing Company will release its next seasonal, Table Beer, on draft and in 12-ounce cans this October. The beer is designed specifically to enjoy with food, family, and friends. This beer was released last Fall under the name Epicurious.

“The idea of a Table Beer is not new, and in fact it is practically the genesis for beer,” said Co-founder and CEO Chris Herron. “Our goal was to design a beer that serves as a complement to food rather than a distraction – something unpretentious, that is meant to simply be enjoyed with friends around the dinner table.”

In order to accomplish the intent of the chef-inspired brew, Creature Comforts sought insight from a number of the top chefs in Athens and Atlanta to gather feedback throughout the process of bringing the beer to market. Table Beer is simply a beer that best complements drinking with food and friends. Ryan Smith, Executive Chef of Atlanta’s Staplehouse and Peter Dale, Executive Chef and Owner of Athens’ The National, were two of the top local and regional chefs that helped the brewery by providing the brewers with perspective on the beer when it was originally brewed in 2016.

“I love the approach Creature Comforts has created with this beer. The idea of a food-focused table beer is incredibly attractive to a chef,” said Smith. “It’s an incredibly versatile beer that will work with a wide variety of food. It has a little salinity, and slight pepper note, which again makes it so approachable.”
“When I drink Table Beer I imagine myself at an all-day, family-style gathering with a big spread of food,” said Dale. “Relaxed, casual, communal and in the moment.”

So Just What is a Table Beer?

Table Beer is refreshing, versatile, and approachable. It is highly carbonated with an invigorating minerality to help cleanse the palate in between bites of food. The beer has an ABV of 4.2-percent, which also contributes to the beer’s food-friendly nature. Table Beer’s earthy, floral and soft citrus hop character is balanced by complex Belgian yeast flavors and subtle bitterness on the finish. The rustic grains and flaked oats used in the beer lend to a nice grain flavor and firm mouthfeel.

Creature Comforts changed the name of the beer for legal reasons. Table Beer encompasses the style of the beer and ties into the inspiration and intent of the brew. In a continued effort to support local artists, Creature Comforts worked with Athens artist Bryn Rouse to design the can artwork. The artwork depicts culinary themes, representative of Table Beer’s harmonious qualities.
Table Beer will follow Automatic Pale Ale in the brewery’s seasonal line-up. The beer will be available both in the Athens and Atlanta markets as well as on-site at Creature Comforts. For more information on Creature Comforts, visit



Welcome to The Lost Beers