GolfBeer Brewing Company, a Lakeland based brewing company founded in 2014, has teamed up with professional golfers Freddie Jacobson, Graeme McDowell, and Keegan Bradley to start the initial line of GolfBeer.
The beers were created to meet each golfer’s preference and taste profile. Freddie Jacobson’s Scandinavian Style Blonde Ale is a beautiful blonde ale brewed with Crystal malt and a variety of European hops. (4.5 % alcohol by volume), G-Mac’s Celtic Style Pale Ale is a crisp, refreshing pale ale with a floral nose and a snappy finish. (5.0% alcohol by volume), and Keegan Bradley’s New England Style Lager is an easy drinking lager brewed with two-row barley and a variety of North American hops (4.5 % alcohol by volume).
“Our lives have always revolved around golf, but we also are passionate about great beer, so we’re really excited about this,” said Freddie Jacobson, a founding partner of the GolfBeer concept. “I was first introduced to the idea of brewing a beer after a conversation I had with my friend and business associate Patrik Waxin. I immediately jumped at the opportunity to combine three of my passions: golf, beer and building a business. After doing my research and assembling a team of brewing experts, I reached out to my fellow players Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell to join me in this venture. Not only do they share my love of great beer, they also have an interest in building businesses and careers which transcend the golf course. Together we created refreshing and drinkable craft beers you can enjoy, whether you are on the course, at the 19th hole with friends, or at home watching a tournament on television.”
The team chose the Florida market to debut GolfBeer for a variety of reasons. Demand for craft beers in the state is growing at a faster rate than anywhere in the country, to the point that wholesalers and retailers can’t get access to enough craft beer to meet the demand. This need, coupled with the large number of recreational golfers and golf courses that call Florida home, made it the perfect market to introduce the company’s first line of beers.
GolfBeer initially will be available on draft and in 12-ounce cans at select golf courses, restaurants and country clubs throughout the state of Florida. The company plans to introduce all three brands in 12-ounce glass bottle (six-packs) and expand to grocery stores, bars, and restaurants in 2015.
For more information, or to find out where you can pick up GolfBeer Brewing Company beers, visit them at www.golfbeer.com