"When I grow up I want to run a brewery" is an actual high school yearbook quote which has proved prophetic for Mitzlaff, who says the best parts of being Goodwood CEO are giving back to the community, creating jobs and building a brand that Louisville and Kentucky can be proud of. His favorite Goodwood variant: The one with the highest margin and greatest demand. Spoken like a true CEO!
Beer DNA: Fraternity brother and would-be bootlegger = Pledges future in the beer business.
Halbleib has been brewing beer and mead for over 25 years. He is a member of the Mast Brewers Association of the America’s, and Kentucky Colonel. Asked about his favorite part of brewing, Hobbs responds that recipe development is where art, chemistry, and biology intersect. “There is never a dull moment in the brewery when art and science meet”.
Beer DNA: IT guy and Zymurgist = Connection with Brewmaster dream job.
Beer DNA: Burned-out ad man calls on beer-drinking brotherhood = Dials up a refreshed career in craft brewing.
CFO / Accountaholic
Beer DNA: Love of beer and numbers = Cashing in as brewery CFO.
Beer DNA: Early Taproom regular = Becomes fixture specializing in sales and craft beer media.
Beer DNA: Civil Engineer outdoorsman = Design Builds new career.
Beer DNA: Roaming beer collector = Found home in brewery.
Highly educated foodie decides to hang up the apron = Shifts passions toward beer as Goodwood Hoptical Solutionist.
Beer DNA: One-time Guinness Girl of KY and leader of the Jägerettes = Models herself into Sales Manager job.