"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: 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.
Beer DNA: F16 Crew Chief, Siebel Graduate = Perfect Landing as Head Brewer.
Beer DNA: Live to ride by the numbers = Road trip to brewery.
Director of Shipping and Receiving
Beer DNA: BMXer Superman = High flying brewery gig.
Beer DNA: Lacrosse player, teacher, and coach = Scoring big with a brewing gig.
Beer DNA: Army Sargent = Reenlistment as brewery FNG.
Southern Sales Rep
Beer DNA: Hop head bush hogs path to successful craft beer career.