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Meet the Crew

Smith Mathews

Brewmaster & Managing Partner

Smith Mathews is the Founder, Brewmaster and Managing Member of Southbound Brewing Co. Smith got his start in college working for SweetWater Brewing Co doing everything from packaging to marketing events. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he attended the Siebel Institute of Technology where he received a degree in Brewing Science and Technology. Smith later returned to SweetWater as a Brewer. After finishing his MBA from Georgia Southern University, Smith and his good friend Carly headed to Savannah to open Southbound, where he’s been making delicious beers since! 

Pratt Mathews

Director of Operations

Pratt Mathews joined Southbound Brewing Company in January 2015 with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Pratt began home brewing while in college. He enjoys all aspects of his job, from brewing to working with distributors in order to make and distribute the best quality craft beer in the southeast. Pratt’s hobbies include tinkering with vintage cars and fishing.

Kayla Patanian

Sales Manager

Kayla was born and raised in upstate New York. After graduating from Siena College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, she decided to try out southern living in 2011 and moved to Charleston, SC. Kayla has worked in the restaurant industry for 15 years and her job eventually led her to Columbia, SC where she was the GM of a restaurant for 5 years. She decided she wanted to challenge herself with a new career and joined the Southbound team as the SC/NC sales rep. 

Alex Lowry

Brand Ambassador

Originally from a small town in Ohio made his way to Savannah, GA in 2010. Yes, another Ohio person that moved to Savannah. By day he is a teacher and has been working part time as a brand ambassador and bar tender for the tap room since the summer 2014.

Brew Cat

Security & Guardian of the Grains

Brew Cat came to us from the local shelter and slowly crawled into our hearts as Southbound’s full time security and pest control. Although he’s cute, he’s clawed and dangerous. He’s got a job to do that he takes pretty seriously!