Quaff ON! Brewing Co., currently located off State Road 135 in Nashville, Ind., plans to relocate and build a new 20,000-square-foot brewery at Hard Truth Hills due to increased product demand and company growth. Construction for the new brewery is expected to begin spring 2021, and beer production and tours will start fall 2021.
Quaff ON! Brewing Co. began operations in 2012, and is one of the brands within the Big Woods Restaurant Group /Quaff ON! Brewing Co./ Hard Truth Distilling Co. (BWQOHT, Inc.) umbrella. The company was created in response to the demand for the brewing company’s products originally only available at the Big Woods Brewing Co. brewpub located in Brown County, Indiana.
“By moving the brewing company to our destination distillery campus, we now have a one-of-a-kind facility in southern Indiana with unforgettable experiences for our visitors. Everything from Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills, craft spirits and craft beer are all made onsite,” said Jeff McCabe, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BWQOHT Inc. “Our main priority has always been to ‘wow’ our guests, and this move will take our offerings at Hard Truth Hills to the next level.”
The brewery will be built north of the distillery on the 325-acre property of Hard Truth Hills and feature expanded terraces and a glass exterior wall providing visitors an unobstructed view of the action. The new facility is expected to double brewing production and add six brewing company staff.
Currently, Quaff ON! beers and Hard Truth Distilling Co. spirits are distributed at more than 2,000 locations throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky as well as all seven Big Woods restaurant locations. The core products for Quaff ON! include: Busted Knuckle, Six Foot Blonde, Six Foot Strawberry Blonde and Peanut Butter Busted Knuckle.
“By relocating the production of Quaff ON!, we look forward to providing additional access to consumers and ultimately visitors at Hard Truth Hills,” said Derek Clifford, Brewery General Manager for Quaff ON! Brewing Co. “Hard Truth Hill’s visitors will be able to sit outside enjoying an ice-cold Quaff ON! beer while watching the Brew Crew in action. The customer will have an excellent view of the cellar which is where you will find the fermenters and brite tanks. These tanks are planned to be larger than our current vessels providing Quaff ON! the space needed to expand production across state borders.”
As a company, BWQOHT Inc. is mindful of their environmental footprint and how production waste is disposed. The new Quaff ON! brewery will include a spent grain system, which makes it easier for the local farmers they partner with to receive the used grains. In addition, the system allows for cleaner and more efficient operations for the environment.
BWQOHT Inc. is partnering with EdgeRock Development who plans to convert the former brewery site into Orchard Hill Apartments, which will be a new apartment complex with approximately 75-units.
The Managing Director for the project, Birch Dalton, spoke to how the development will provide much needed housing options for employees who not only work in Brown County but also want to call Brown County “home.”
“I’ve been a lifelong fan of Brown County and believe this project will fill a need for additional housing options for individuals who work but have to commute to the county,” said Dalton. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to help the greater community and continue to make Brown County a place where companies want to grow and expand.”