‘The support we have had is unmatched’

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Goat Island Brewing celebrated its eighth anniversary on Saturday, April 13, 2024. (Lauren Estes)

Goat Island celebrates 8 years in business

CULLMAN, Ala. – Goat Island Brewing celebrated its eighth anniversary on Saturday, complete with live bands, food trucks and lots of fun for the community. 

One of the four founders of Goat Island, Brad Glenn, said, “We started very small, but since then our barrel space has increased – one of your large 90-barrel fermenters is equivalent to the three we originally started with. Blood Orange (Berliner Weisse) is a huge seller, and they love that all of our beers are quality beers. People who come out of state or who are regulars will come and try new beers, and they will like everything we have.” 

Goat Island hosted two bands Saturday: 347 and Rally Stripe Band. It also featured two food trucks: The Butcher’s Chuck Wagon and JJ’s West Coast Tacos.

Glenn said the brewery has had wonderful community support since the very beginning. 

“The Cullman community might be small, but it is made up of a lot of high quality people whose support means everything,” Glenn said. “Our product is now in the entire state of Alabama, 24 counties of Tennessee, all of Georgia and the panhandle of Florida. We even grew through the COVID years while many small brewers in Alabama did not. The support we have had is unmatched and we want to continue thriving in the community and seeing our product grow.” 

Glenn said the brewery will be opening another location at Cotton Creek in downtown Cullman, with an expected opening date sometime in November.

“The new place in the Cotton Creek warehouse is similar in size to our current taproom,” he shared.  “We will have an indoor stage for acoustic music, an outdoor stage and outdoor courtyard for the many quality bands that we are fortunate to have play at Goat Island. We will also have local bands and those from all around north Alabama. The new space will allow us to have more private events as well.”

For more on Goat Island Brewing, visit www.facebook.com/goatislandbrewing.

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