Old Forester is opening a new distillery in Louisville.
Making the return to a building that it once called its home on “Whiskey Row.” The city’s main street was once home to 89 different bourbon companies, but now Old Forester will be the only one, signifying a return to roots of sorts for the 148-year-old company. “Over the last 148 years, Old Forester has had its share of memorable moments and enduring accomplishments, Today marks yet another chapter to a story that survived Prohibition, world wars, and the changing palates and tastes of consumers across the globe,” Old Forester president and fifth-generation Brown family member Campbell Brown said in a statement. “We are delighted to now welcome friends old and new into our new, old home.”
Less than a year after opening on Atlanta’s far Westside, Scofflaw Brewing has created an unlikely buzz with a portfolio of winning explorations of India Pale Ale.
In fact, last month, Scofflaw tripled its capacity to meet growing demand — a surprising turn of events for a new brewery entering such a highly competitive market. Then again, everything about the Scofflaw story is a tad unusual, beginning with the way co-founders Matt Shirah and Travis Herman got together to start the company, and conceived the brewery’s wildly popular debut beer, Basement IPA, during the fermentation-science equivalent of woodshedding.