Hoof Hearted Q&A October 17 2015, 0 Comments
On Thursday, 10/22 from 5:30-7:30pm, we will host a tasting/launch of Hoof Hearted Brewing from the Columbus, Ohio area. Because the guys can't make the tasting (don't worry, they will be here for an event at Nosh in early November), we wanted to ask them a few questions to introduce them to the Portland area.
As you quickly get the idea from their brewery name, their label art and their general ethos, these guys clearly take their beer seriously, but not themselves.
This will be the first time cans have been available outside of the Ohio area. The beer we will be selling will be Roller Blabe Double IPA, which has been getting ridiculous buzz online. Thanks to Trevor at Hoof Hearted for taking the time to answer a few questions:
With your beer being so highly regarded (great ratings and reviews) and only available in Ohio, why are you sending us beer here in the backwoods State of Maine? Do you have a thing for moose or lobsters? We purchased our brewhouse & fermenters from Tigpro in Portland. Last Dec. we came up to check out their progress and had an insanely great time annihilating Poutine & Oxbow FPA at Nosh, hanging with the Bissell Brothers, & eating pizza in a greenhouse at Funky Bow. So basically we were looking for any excuse to come back to eat killer food & party.
Lazy question: how did you guys decide to enter the beer business? What's your backgroud? We had all been traveling a lot and drinking killer beer everywhere else except for Columbus where there had been the same 3 breweries for the last 20 years. We knew we had to make a vow of dankness. Flash Forward there are now a shit load of breweries here. I (Trevor Williams) was a wine sales rep for a wine distributor in Columbus and I have two partners Jarrod Bichon is welding engineer/automation specialist and Ryan Bichon was a Web Developer.