'Adult Disneyland' Opens in Brown County

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A new attraction is now open in Brown County, marking a beer and spirits maker's continued growth throughout southwest central and central Indiana. Big Woods Hard Truth Hills is a $10 million, 325-acre destination that includes Hard Truth Distilling Co., a welcome center, restaurant and tasting room where Big Woods/Quaff On Founding Partner Jeff McCabe says "we bring everything together." He compares the company's sixth location to "an adult Disneyland" that includes food and beverage experiences, all-terrain vehicle tours, on-site trails and a close proximity to Brown County State Park and downtown Nashville.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, McCabe describes the layout and production capacity of the multifunctional operation. "What we're trying to do is evoke a memory or idea from everybody. Something that really resonates with them and create an experience that ties all that together for them out here in the woods. It's just a lot of fun, so we've got the beer, the spirits, an incredible restaurant, the natural beauty of Brown County all in one," he said. "Right now, we distill downtown over our pizza restaurant in a relatively small still. We are an artisan distiller, but once we get this still column with the other two still that will be part of this facility here, we'll have the capacity to be the largest artisan distiller in Indiana, certainly, and in a big part of the Midwest."

In addition to Hard Truth Hills, the company also has its original Big Woods Brewing Co. location and Big Woods Pizza in Nashville, plus Big Woods locations in Bloomington, Speedway and Franklin. The latest investment from Big Woods is one of a series of projects totaling some $40 million that are ongoing in the popular tourist destination. View video of Nashville Town Manager Scott Rudd describing the scope of the work:

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