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October 22, 2019
New Brewery in Butchertown Attracts Acclaimed Brewer
Gold medal-winning Larry Horwitz joins DO/LOVE/LIVE as Head of Brewing
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A nationally decorated brewer has relocated to Louisville to join DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing – the new craft beer brand building an immersive taproom and communal space to anchor Louisville’s burgeoning Butchertown neighborhood.
Larry Horwitz, who has brewed award-winning beers for more than 26 years, joined DO/LOVE/LIVE as head of brewing operations, as construction moves forward on the 22,000 square-foot craft beer and food venue at 1016 E. Washington Street. The building was formerly home to Dryden Provisions and part of the neighborhood’s iconic meat packing industry.
As brewmaster, operations director and partner of Four String Brewing Co. in Columbus, Horwitz brewed a beer that won a Gold Medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival ® for Belgian-style Witbier. His previous brewing experience includes Iron Hill Brewery of Delaware and Pennsylvania, and Manayunk Brewing Company of Philadelphia. He and his brewing teams have earned more than 21 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, including the highly-sought-after World Beer Cup ® Large Brewpub of the Year and Small Brewpub of the Year.
“Larry’s two decades of brewing brings to our team a wealth of experience and brewing accolades, but what’s most important, is his passion for brewing quality beer and delivering memorable experiences to our guests,” said John Flodder, partner in DO/LOVE/LIVE. “Louisville is already known as a craft beer hub and we’re excited that this buzz and energy has helped us attract more top talent to our community.”
Horwitz is an instructor with the American Brewers Guild and serves as a board member for the Brewers Association, where he co-chairs the Technical Committee that provides leadership and oversight on quality, safety, sustainability, supply chain management and engineering for the independent craft brewing community.
“I was immediately drawn to this project because of the exciting things happening in craft beer in Louisville and the uniqueness of the DO/LOVE/LIVE project,” Horwitz said. “DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing has built a family that is fanatical about quality beer combined with a passion for doing good. We’re going to bring all those things together in this tremendous new space for Louisville.” Construction is underway to renovate and repurpose the former Dryden Provisions meat packaging facility into its new life as a craft brewery. Many of the building’s former industrial features will be incorporated into the new design. Brewing equipment will arrive late this year and brewing could begin as early as spring 2020.
“We’ve designed the space to create unique, immersive experiences and curate ‘wow’ moments,” said Dave Childress, DO/LOVE/LIVE partner, who is also a co-founder of Common Space Brewery in Southern California.
When complete, the $5.5 million DO/LOVE/LIVE project will include an immersive production facility, welcoming tasting room, outdoor beer garden, a north-facing second floor balcony with views of the Ohio River and Louisville City Football Club’s new stadium, and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of the entire city. The project will eventually include multiple fast-casual food concepts as part of the experience.
About DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing: In 2018, Jim McGuire, John Flodder, Luke Scoggin, and Dave Childress came together with a goal of building an independent craft brewery that is deeply active and engaged in the Louisville community. Motivated by the mission and ethos of DO/LOVE/LIVE, to inspire people to DO/good, LOVE/big, and LIVE/now, they established DO/LOVE/LIVE Brewing and began construction of a 22,000 square-foot brewery, taproom and communal space in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood in June 2019.
Bandy Carroll Hellige