Local Love With GBC!

Greg and Old Bay Vodka painted crab

At George’s Beverage Company, we believe that there’s nothing better than locals supporting locals. For over a decade our team has been pairing up with locally grown businesses to bring the best of Maryland to consumers everywhere!

Recently, our team at George’s has had the pleasure of working with 72 Smitty Creations, (72SC). Founded by Phillip Smith in 2019, 72 Smitty Creations is famous for its wooded Maryland Blue Crabs. Phillip is a USMC Veteran who severed his country proudly overseas in Okinawa, Japan, and more locally in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Quantico, Virginia.

It was during Phillips’ service that he refined his carpentry skills, which were later used to turn his old front porch boards into the first-ever 72 Smitty Crabs. Since its founding, 72SC has produced over 800 handmade crabs and continues to use only new, premium, pressure-treated deck boards, lifetime powder-coated screws, and Phillip’s unique, heavy-duty steel mounting system. The crabs are finished with premium outdoor-rated stains, primers, and paints, adding to their coastal outdoor rating. Each piece that comes from 72 Smitty Creations has a distinguished provenance that includes Phillip’s signature, a unique number, and the date that the piece was created.

In 2022 72SC was given permission from McCormick Spice Company to paint Old Bay Seasoning designs on their crabs, which was when the team at George’s Beverage Company took notice! Today, custom Old Bay Vodka & Bloody Mary promotional crabs are starting to adorn Bars & Restaurants where George’s Beverage Company products are offered.

At George’s Beverage Company first and foremost thank Phillip for his service to our country, and appreciate that this small business is Maryland based, produces high-quality products, and is philanthropic by nature.