Good City Brewing is a new 17 bbl production brewery and urban taproom located on Milwaukee’s densely populated East Side. Co-founders Dan Katt, Andy Jones and David Dupee opened Good City guided by the motto “Seek the Good.” This means 3 core values as a brewery:
Good City is committed to doing everything with excellence, starting with the liquid. Co-founder and brewmaster Andy Jones is a graduate of prestigious UC Davis brewing program who got his start at Goose Island before heading up operations at Lakefront Brewery. Andy’s brewing philosophy is to keep things simple by focusing on clean, balanced and drinkable beers. While offering all kinds of styles, Good City focuses on dry, hop-forward ales. With a conviction that excellent food is central to the overall taproom experience, Good City brought on former Rumpus Room chef Guy Davies to run the kitchen. Davies has put together a menu that pairs well with Good City’s various beer offerings, particularly the popular curry fries and Malaysian Laksa curry dish, which are perfect companions to Good City’s more hop forward beer styles.
Good City seeks to prioritize relationships. Believing that beer is relational at its core, Good City intentionally designed a taproom where conversation is central. From the open concept where customers feel close to the production process to the lack of tv’s, everything about the taproom space is about fostering relationships over good beer and good food. The company also prides itself on being a great place to work and grow professionally.
Good City seeks to harness the energy around craft beer towards productive outlets that improve the city of Milwaukee. Most of Good City’s beer names reflect what the founders believe are keys to any good city. The brewery also supports local non- profits through its Drink for Good and Seek the Good Saturday programs.
Six Good Months
Having opened June 17, 2016, Good City has accomplished much in six short months: 18 beers brewed; over 100 draft accounts; launch of 12 oz. cans (Motto Mosaic Pale Ale); launch of barrel aging program (BA Density Imperial Stout); weekly taproom cask program; and several awards that include Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of Milwaukee, WCREW People’s Choice Award for new real estate projects, and inclusion in Eater’s list of Top 11 Hottest New Milwaukee Restaurants.
What’s in Store for BBC17?
The Good City team is excited to host the 2017 Beer Bloggers & Writers attendees in the taproom. The dinner event will include a buffet spread of local cheese, curry fries, sliders, and other items from the menu designed and prepared by Brewery Chef Guy Davies. These freshly prepared food items will be paired with 12 different Good City beers on tap, which co-founder and brewmaster Andy Jones will walk the group through. Good City owners will also show the group around the production space.