Quaff ON! Brewing Co. in Nashville is planning to relocate and build a new 20,000-square-foot brewery at Hard Truth Hills in Brown County. The brewery says the decision is a result of increased product demand and company growth.
Construction for the new brewery is expected to begin next spring. The brewery says beer production and tours will start fall 2021.
“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.”
Quaff ON! Brewing Co. began operations in 2012 and is one of three brands within the Big Woods Restaurant Group, BWQOHT Inc., umbrella.
The company says the brewery will be built north of the distillery on Hard Truth Hills’ 325-acre property. 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.
“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.”
The new brewery will include a spent grain system, which the group says makes it easier for local farmers to receive the used grains. In addition, the system allows for cleaner and more efficient operations for the environment.
BWQOHT Inc. is partnering with Westfield-based EdgeRock Development which plans to convert the former brewery site into Orchard Hill Apartments.