Founded in 2011 here at 2260 Moon Station Court #210 Kennesaw GA, We have seen amazing growth over the past 2 years. After getting our final approvals from the state of Georgia, we brewed our first beer on April 1 2012. Operating as a self financed Nano Brewery, (meaning we are producing under 200 Barrels of beer a year) we have spent the last year in a half learning to beer business. We’ve built some of the strongest brands of beer in the state! We’ve received a ton of social media and old school media coverage, and we’ve built an ‘Army” of fans. Now we are now on the verge of the next step.
Welcome to 2014. We are on the verge of an expansion. With the blueprints in hand and the knowledge that we can make beer that people like, we are going from NANO brewing to MICRO brewing. Plans are now in place for us to remodel our base to handle the size of the new system and fermenters that are on order.
What does the expansion mean to us, and to you? Well, to us, it’s a chance to really start seeing some of the blood, sweat, and tears of the last year finally begin to pay off. We have a good/bad problem; we can’t make enough beer! Going from a 2 bbl kettle to a 20 bbl kettle will be enough for us to put 10 times the number of kegs out in the market. To you, that means more BHB availabilty!
Keeping with our mantra “TO BE MINIMAL, WOULD BE CRIMINAL!”, we plan to keep the same level of “OOMPH” in our beers. The smaller system allowed us to monitor and control EVERY ounce of our beers. Going to 20 BBL (which may seem HUGE) will allow us to keep our same standards of brewing, and maintain the “magic” of what we were able to produce here in the start-up. In fact, it will make it a hell of a lot easier to make a hell of a lot more beer!
We’re trying to update the website regularly, so please check ‘The Latest’ section, for our most up to the date information.
We’ve had requests for people to meet and trade beers at BHB open houses. Officially, (read: “Legally”) Non BHB brewery beers cannot be opened and/or consumed on the property of a brewery during a tasting /tour. If you want to trade non opened beer bottles with others at the tasting, that is fine. Just don’t drink them.
If you decide to open and drink one, you’ll be asked to pour it out. That would be heartbreaking to all involved including us. PLUS… No BHB bottles can be traded. Due to law, no sales can be done on brewery property. Hopefully the GA laws will be a little looser, but until that happens, that’s our policy on outside beer consumption.
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It’s been a long road, but we’re nearing the end of our Brewhouse expansion. The tanks boiled water yesterday, and today (11/6/14) will be the official first full brew run on the new system, ‘Clementine’.
We will be having our next open house on Saturday, November 22nd, from Noon until 5pm. This will be our first open house with the new system completed and operational!
We’re sorry for the lack of updates, but our expansion has been going full steam ahead, and it’s been quite hectic around here. Things are looking excellent throughout the buildout, and we look to have everything completely finished, and the new equipment up and running within the next few months.
BUSY MONTHS AHEAD!
Merch UPDATE: We’re testing some Paypal options for some of our shirts right now. Feel free to click this button, and it should lead you to purchase one of our shirts for $20, plus a flat rate of $4 for shipping. If you want to be cool, you know you need a BHB shirt. (PLEASE ADD A NOTE IN PAYPAL FOR THE SIZE YOU NEED! THANKS!)
Thank you to all who have purchased shirts! We are picking up an order today of different styles, as well as Woman’s shirts! We’ll get pictures up as soon as possible! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail email@example.com
OPEN HOUSE UPDATE! BREWERY NEWS!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2nd Anniversary open house!! We appreciate all of the love and support! There was definitely a lot of love going on that day; so much that we underestimated our glasses, and some people got to enjoy our awesome ‘flaming plastic’ glasses. Be assured, we are ordering more glasses for anyone who missed out, and we will have instructions soon. Also, the tentative date for the next open house is Saturday, May 17th. As always, if you have any questions, please just shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14th: BREWERY NEWS RELEASE! 2nd Anniversary MORE DETAILS.
MISS BHB 2014 Finalists LISTED! NOW! We will be crowning MISS BHB 2014 at 130pm on April 26th. It’s a contest to share the love to the person who showed us the most love over the past year! Now ladies, sorry but this is a MALE only event. It’s meant as a funny thing. Without further adieu. Here’s your lineup for finalists! In no order. The “winner” will be picked on 4/26.
1. Derek “the untapppd geek” Cadwell!
2. Kevin “KBS” Stovall!
3. Matthew “Bad Haircut” Thomas
4. John “lil John” Nancinovich
5. Jim “i’ve seen Will’s hacky sack” Roe!
Please alert us if you cannot be here for the contest.
The winner will have to prove that they are the number one BHB fan. Winner will get the sash and the tiara. Winner will be the first to get a pour of the Rum Barrel CWOTD. a Very LIMITED brew!
More details. Congrats to the finalists! May the best dork win!
As we are getting closer to our 2nd Anniversary Open House and tasting (APRIL 26th) I’m coming up with ways to make this day very special!
ONE. We will be featuring a MEET THE FUTURE GEORGIA BREWERS tasting!
Over the past few weeks (and weeks ahead) we are brewing special batches here at the BHB with help and recipes from up and coming Homebrewers-soon to be- pro brewers! We will be featuring these beers here on the 26th. VERY EXCITING.
SOME of the “Breweries” to be featured will be.
1. MAZURT. A local fave will have an IPA this time.
2. Little Cottage Brewery. Jon Shari’s baby.
3. Mostly Harmless Brewery. It’s me, Tim D!
4 Bobzilla Brews . Agent Bob!
5. Bill Boyer’s Brewery. (what’s the name Bill?)
Plus more. (I hope I’m not leaving anyone out)
THIS IS OUR WAY of Paying forward as we expand in coming months. Look for this to be a cool thing!
MARCH 1st is the Secret Stash Bash. We have a few kegs stashed. (CWOTD?? what? maybe another surprise.) ready for that event at Taco Mac/5 Seasons Prado. UPDATE: ‘Thanks to all the fans and new fans we saw and talked to at the Secret Stash Bash. Congrats to Jekyll Brewing for winning that huge ass mug. I have it on good word CWOTD lost by one vote. I knew Butterknutt and I shouldnt have written in Bud Lime!’ Here’s a pic of Butterknutt scaring people away with his tap handle nipples!
The build out is officially beginning. Looking at a new walk-in cooler, and a keg washer has been purchased!
We had a great visit to Coastal Empire; visiting the same brewhouse that we’ve ordered, and will be brewing with soon.
LATE FEB. Our spring seasonal THE DIDJITS. Our Blood Orange IPA will make it’s yearly debut. Look for Courageous Conductor and Old Wooden Head this month as well. (word has it that NON barrel aged Killdozer will be popping up here and there)
APRIL is of course the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Denver. Lil Will, Il Duce and Divo will be reporting back to the BHB Army hourly on our trip!
STAY TUNED EVERYONE IT’S GOING TO GET WILD.
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Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
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