BEER WITH A SOCIALIST: “DO/LIVE/LOVE Brewing unveils plans for Butchertown facility, coming in 2020.”


The people involved in this new brewing project are unknown to me; the co-founder Childress has a beer pedigree, in that he also was a co-founder of the Common Space brewery in Los Angeles.

Consequently I have absolutely no reason to doubt anything reported in this article about the forthcoming advent of DO/LIVE/LOVE Brewing, a multi-million dollar undertaking. 

Just this one thing, and an old adage about reality: Wanna make a million in the brewing business?

Then start with $10 million.

I wish them nothing but the best — and wish I knew more rich people, although if I did, I’d be angling for a corner bar in Europe. A couple hundred thousand ought to do it.

Sigh. To each his or her own.

DO/LIVE/LOVE Brewing unveils plans for Butchertown facility, coming in 2020, by Kevin Gibson (Insider Louisville)

DO/LIVE/LOVE Brewing unveiled its plans Wednesday for a 22,000-square-foot brewery complex in Butchertown that will bring with it a mission to benefit the neighborhood as well as brew good beer.

“We believe beer pairs perfectly with compassion,” said co-founder Dave Childress at a news conference in front of the future brewery. “We believe beer pairs perfectly with community. We believe beer pairs perfectly with positivity.”

DO/LIVE/LOVE brings with it a nonprofit arm that Childress said already has raised $450,000 in two years for various other nonprofits, such as military and veteran-focused organizations and charities focused on curing rare childhood diseases.

The cost to fully renovate the sprawling, 1950s-era former meat storage warehouse was set at $5.5 million, with a goal of opening next March, around the time the new Louisville City FC soccer stadium is slated to open.

Plans include an outdoor beer garden, a north-facing, second-floor balcony with views of the Ohio River and the stadium, and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of the city. The brewery will incorporate multiple casual food options and is expected to employ at least 30 people once open. Construction already is underway.

The building itself is massive and broken up into large spaces. Some walls will be removed in the front part of the building to make way for patio seating. One part of the brewery complex will include a full kitchen with dining area, with a brewery and taproom taking up another section of the main floor.

The second floor will offer more taproom space, plus the deck. Private-use space also will be part of the brewery …