DO/LOVE/LIVE to build a craft brewery and community gathering space in the heart of Butchertown
DO/LOVE/LIVE brewing is excited to announce plans to build an independent production craft brewery in the former Dryden Provisions building at 1016 E Washington Street in Louisville, Kentucky. DO/LOVE/LIVE was founded in 2017 with the goal of inspiring people to DO/good, LOVE/big, and LIVE/now.
“Butchertown is a special place. It represents everything that is so inspiring about Louisville,” said founder Jim McGuire. “Butchertown is a place of inclusion, of creativity, and relentless positivity. We aspire to harness that energy and spirit at DO/LOVE/LIVE brewing.”
Founders Jim McGuire, John Flodder, Luke Scoggin, and Dave Childress’ vision is to create a community gathering space for neighbors to connect, to recharge, and to drink fresh, local beer. When completed, the building will have an outdoor beer garden, a north-facing second-floor balcony with views of the Ohio River and LouCity FC soccer stadium, and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of the entire city. DO/LOVE/LIVE brewing will also have a restaurant with several food concepts.
“The DO/LOVE/LIVE team has a vision and a plan to bring new investment and inject more fun into a neighborhood that is rapidly transforming,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “With its roots in the tenants of giving back and living life to the fullest, the new brewery and restaurant is aligned with our city’s core values and is a welcome addition to Louisville.”
“Our goal is to curate ‘wow’ moments at DO/LOVE/LIVE brewing inspired by the local artists, makers, thinkers, and do-ers,” said John Flodder. “We want our brewery to be a distinctly Louisville experience.”
The founding team consists of three combat veterans and a life-long educator, and the project team consists of tenured Kentucky development professionals.
“We have a fantastic local team helping us bring this project to life,” added Luke Scoggin. “The (self-appointed) mayor of Butchertown, Andy Blieden, is mentoring us at every step along the way. Architects Donhoff Kargl and Nall and Sabak Wilson and Lingo are leading our design and permitting efforts and construction is underway thanks to our colleagues at G&M Maintenance and Louisville engineering.”
“We started DO/LOVE/LIVE with the spirit of giving back by providing 100% pro-bono fundraising, launch, and strategic marketing counsel to nonprofit organizations. We’ve helped raise over $450,000 in less than two years,” said Dave Childress. “We also have a passion for, and experience in, the craft brewing industry. DO/LOVE/LIVE brewing is the next chapter in our story, and we can’t wait to share it.”
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