The Journey

How It Started

New to the Craft Beer Scene and immediately captivated, we joined our son John Garcia
of Lookout Brewing in Black Mountain, NC in 2012. In less than a year our rebellious
Jersey family, Billy & Sharon Gorczynski, encouraged and funded the first North Carolina
Brewery to double down.

Because of the collaborative spirit of the brewing industry, we returned to Carolina
Beach and opened Good Hops Brewing founded on the values of honesty and integrity.
Spanning the state from the mountains of Asheville to the beaches of Wilmington we
spread the love of craft beer with both new and skilled beer drinkers.  We endeavor to
transform all explorers into believers of how beer can dare to be different and still
remain pleasing in taste.

Our Beliefs

The mission of Good Hops Brewing is to make and drink damn tasty beer; offer a
comfortable neighborhood gathering place; and support local.

We fashion beer as unique as the island we call home by exploring our natural curiosity
in craft beer styles.

Happiness comes from drinking local and the best way to experience our beer is right
here in the Tap Room and Beer Garden. By providing a relaxed comfortable place to sit,
sip and chat we encourage and facilitate meaningful relationships.

We show love for our community by saying “yes” as often as we can to local charities,
causes and life events. Good Hops is all about family and LOCAL!