Hi, everybody, and thanks lots for popping out for a tour of the Hale Valley Brewery—one in all simply seventeen microbreweries in Litchfield County, Connecticut, that has the phrase “Valley” in its identify. Hopefully, this roughly seven-minute tour will make you are feeling such as you’re doing one thing instructional and productive along with your weekend, as opposed to simply getting drunk at 2:15 P.M. on a Saturday. Is everyone prepared to get began?
Great! Let’s start with some background data about Hale Valley. Our historic brewery was based all the way in which again in 2014 by Philip Adams and Adam Philips. The pair met as fraternity brothers at Dartmouth and have become quick associates upon realizing that they each appreciated beer and had nearly equivalent belief funds. The method the story goes is that, proper earlier than commencement, Philip informed Adam he was fearful that his dad would make him take a job at Morgan Stanley if he didn’t cobble collectively one thing vaguely paying homage to a marketing strategy, and so they determined that opening a microbrewery can be simpler than following by on their thought for a startup that mixed dog-walking and tech by some means. And identical to that—Hale Valley was born. Pretty cool, huh?
Adam and Philip—or “Phil,” as we name him round right here, given how cool and relaxed our work tradition is—determined to open up their microbrewery in Litchfield County as a result of, as quickly as they noticed how lovely it was right here, they knew it was the one place the place they might make their beer style as nice as that they had all the time imagined. Also, Adam’s dad already owned the land, so all they wanted to do to arrange store was shut down the family-owned pet retailer that had been on this house for the reason that nineteen-twenties.
Please don’t ask us what occurred to the pets!
Now we’re going to begin the tour in what we name the “brewing room,” the place you’ll have the chance to pattern particular person beer elements on their very own, after they all nonetheless style dangerous and nonalcoholic. We craft our beer utilizing a very distinctive mixture of elements that features barley, hops, bro tradition, a totally unearned feeling of superiority, and water.
These elements are chargeable for a few of our brewery’s most well-known beers, such because the Hazy Hale Amber Ale, the Vicious Valley Chocolate Stout, and the My Company Was Never Found Criminally Responsible for the 2007-08 Financial Crisis I.P.A.
Fun reality: Phil’s dad mentioned that he would solely assist fund the brewery if he obtained to identify one of many beers. See in case you can guess which one he picked!
Now, has anybody ever questioned how we get our scrumptious beer into its cans? No? Good. Then we will skip that room.
So that signifies that the following and final cease on our tour—sure, it truly is over already!—is the reward store, which is full of all kinds of enjoyable objects that may let individuals know you will have been to the Hale Valley Brewery and can basically view them as conflict criminals in case you ever catch them consuming a Bud Light. You can get a baseball cap with “Hale Valley Brewery” on it, for example. Or you will get a tank high with “Hale Valley Brewery” on it. And, within the spirit of giving again, 5 per cent of the cash you spend on all purchases right here will go instantly towards supporting Hale Valley Hearts, a charity that Adam’s dad based to assist discover cures for illnesses he’s fearful he may get sometime.
This concludes our tour. Feel free to spend the remainder of your day right here consuming our beers within the tasting room—it’s like a bar, solely all the things is far more costly—and questioning why you didn’t simply skip the tour and go straight to the tasting room within the first place. I ask myself that very same query day by day. Thanks for coming!