ATLANTA, Ga. – Scofflaw Brewing Co’s co-founders Matt Shirah and Travis Herman, are bringing their craft beer elixirs across the pond to the United Kingdom, come late September/early October.
Named one of the best new breweries in America by BeerAdvocate, RateBeer, Paste Magazine, USA Today and Craft Beer Brewing. This widely celebrated band of hooligans is entering a unique partnership between Scofflaw CEO Matt Shirah and BrewDog CEO James Watt. Scofflaw, known for building its brewery out of a bootlegged brewing operation in an Atlanta, Georgia cellar, has grown substantially from its meager beginnings. In just two years’ time, the brewery has been recognized as one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in the United States. Known best for “raising hell” and shaking up the Atlanta beer market, Scofflaw is best recognized for its wide array of brews including Basement IPA, POGIPA (Passionfruit, Orange and Guava), and Sneaky Wheat.
Shirah and Watt both built their breweries on a similar founding principle – to make good beer no matter the circumstances. What first started as a successful beer collaboration between the two, 2-8-5 Quad IPA, quickly became a potential partnership opportunity. BrewDog, based in Columbus, Ohio and known for bringing American craft beer to the UK, will be the driving force behind bringing Scofflaw’s independent brews to Europe.
“James [Watt] and I had just completed a hell of a huge collaboration beer and we decided we could take our synergies a little farther,” Shirah reports, “so here we come…and our objective is simple…we’re coming over to showcase independent beer and redneck hospitality.”
With the efforts to expand their craft beer audience, BrewDog will be cold-chain shipping Scofflaw’s most celebrated Basement IPA and front-running POG (Passionfruit, Orange and Guava) to the UK. The beer will be available in all 36 UK BrewDog locations that include guest taps. In addition, Shirah intends to airlift Double POG IPA and a Barrel Aged version of their highly-rated Vanilla Absentium Imperial Stout. This countrywide tour is set to bring Scofflaw to the masses – meaning delicious beer and debauchery for all.
About Scofflaw Brewing Co.
Scofflaw Brewing Co. is the brainchild of owner Matt Shirah, who enlisted the help of brewmaster and co-founder Travis Herman. Shirah walked away from his role as a corporate turnaround executive to follow his passion. Similarly, Herman left behind a career in the pharmaceutical development industry to attend brewing school at the University of California. Shirah and Herman have dedicated themselves to qualifying southern craft beer. After years of intense research and development, Scofflaw operates in northwest Atlanta’s Bolton neighborhood and boasts an 18,500 square-foot and growing production facility with a 3,000 square-foot tasting room. Scofflaw is located at 1738 MacArthur Boulevard NW, and is open daily from noon to 9 p.m. Within just two years, Scofflaw has been named one of the best new breweries in America by BeerAdvocate, RateBeer, Paste Magazine, USA Today and Craft Beer & Brewing and others by For more information, follow Scofflaw on Facebook and Instagram.