Goodwood Brewhouse & Live Room opens Wednesday, May 1. | Rendering courtesy of Goodwood Brewing

Goodwood Brewing’s new Jeffersonville location opens Wednesday night with a bang – a headbang.

Goodwood Brewhouse & Live Room will be located on the second floor of the downtown Jeffersonville space that is home to Cox’s Hot Chicken. Previously, the building was home to Big Four Burgers + Beer.

A new stage setup and sound system will make the brewery a music venue as well, with tonight’s grand opening will feature 1980s hair-metal tribute band Hairbanger’s Ball. Doors open at 5 p.m. Let the headbanging commence. The fun continues Thursday with live karaoke and Friday with AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck.

A two-barrel brewing system will be used to brew specialty beers, while Goodwood’s core beers made in Louisville also will be served, along with a few guest taps. Mitzlaff said on-site brewing would begin when an Indiana brewing license is approved.

1980s hair metal tribute band Hairbanger’s Ball. Bring Tylenol. | Courtesy of Headbanger’s Ball

“[The small brewing system] will give our brewers a real opportunity to display their art and come out with edgy beers,” Goodwood owner Ted Mitzlaff told Insider Louisville, citing styles such as double IPAs, imperial stouts and sours. “The edgy-type stuff for the beer nerds.”

Mitzlaff said the business is owned by Cox’s founder Andrew Cox, Denver restaurateur Silver Gordon and Nick Nowinski, owner of Baxter’s 942, and that Goodwood was asked to come in as a brewery partner.

Cox’s Chicken will provide food service upstairs, with a full selection from the hot-chicken menu as well as a few bar food extras. The Cox’s menu features chicken tenders, chicken wings and drums, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Cox’s also has a location in downtown New Albany.

Meanwhile, the 18-tap draft system, which previously was on one side of the upstairs bar space, has been moved to an island bar in the center, while the vacated section of the upstairs has been equipped with hinged windows facing a second bar.

“You can be outside on the deck and still be bellied up to the bar,” Mitzlaff said.

Cocktails also will be available at the bars, and the space is also equipped with pool tables and TVs.

Goodwood Brewhouse & Live Room is located at 134 Spring St.

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