Good People Brewing, a Birmingham, Ala. based microbrewery, begins distribution in Nashville starting today, Feb. 19, 2013. Bounty Bev and the Better Beer Brigade will be handling distribution in the market. Kurt Strickmaker, owner of Bounty Bev, said that cans of their beer will be distributed starting next month.
As part of the kickoff celebration, several of the top local beer bars will be doing a mini tap takeover tonight, offering three Good People beers on draft. Most of these events start at 6 p.m. The locations of these events and the first places to be selling the beer are 12 South Taproom, Flying Saucer, Brewhouse Midtown and South, Village Pub and 3 Crow Bar.
Their beer is excellent, by the way. The IPA, a big hoppy monster at it’s original 7.2 percent a.b.v., had to be dumbed down, so to speak, because of the Tennessee beer laws, to a lesser 6 percent a.b.v. Expect this to remain excellent. The other two beers in the original distribution plan are their Pale and Brown ales.
Like most back stories of those in the burgeoning microbrew, craft beer industry, Michael Sellers and Jason Malone, co-owners of Good People, were home brewers. Their story included long brew days in the garage, curious dogs, then more and more requests for their beer. So in September of 2007, they got their brew equipment and set up shop.
Did you notice the mention of cans above? In February 2008 their canning line became operational. The choice of cans, while more expensive up front and less convenient to operate than a bottling line, was an easy one.
According to Michael Sellers, “bottles allow more light in which can hurt the quality of the beer.” He also said that cans are easier to recycle, store, and are allowed in more places such as beaches and pools.
So, if you get a chance, head on out and enjoy one of their fine, craft beers.
See you at the pub. Cheers!