Goat Island Brewing Co. (Cullman)
The Makers: Mike Mullaney and Paul White
Their slogan is “Life is too short to drink baaad beer” and Goat Island Brewing Co. is doing its part to produce nothing but good brews in Cullman.
Started by a couple of homebrewing friends, Goat Island has added a head brewer, who is a microbiology major with no homebrewing history. The result is an array of tasty beers that are finding a following in northern Alabama.
“People across the board love all of our beers,” said Mike Mullaney, president and co-founder of Goat Island Brewing. “If you want to come in and have a whole bunch of good, variety of craft beers that have a lot of flavor, try us out.”
The brewery is open to community events and fundraisers in Cullman.
“I like the fact that we are kind of a cultural community center,” Mullaney said.
With seven beers on tap – excluding a seasonal or a small batch – there is always something for any beer drinker. The Blood Orange Berliner Weisse is the bestselling beer on tap, and keeping up with the demand has been a little challenging. A new canning line should help.
The growth is welcome, but the beer has to be the star.
“We always emphasize quality and making sure everything we put out of here is up to the highest standard,” said Paul White, head brewer and operations manager.
The product: Craft beer.
Take home: A growler of Blood Orange Berliner Weisse.