DISTINCT HOP-FORWARD BEERS.

TRADITIONALLY-MINDED EUROPEAN STYLES.

OAK-AGED ALES.

SUSTAINABLY BREWED.

TAPROOM HOURS

WED & THURS: 4-9pm

FRI & SAT:12-9pm

SUN: 12-6pm

closed mon & tues

POP-UP FARM MARKET

AT THE BREWERY SATURDAYS 3-7pm

NEW BIERGARTEN OPENING

LATE JULY [date TBA]

BREW WITH WONDER

CREATE WITH CURIOSITY

HONOR TRADITION WITHOUT BEING BOUND BY IT

LEAVE ROOM FOR MYSTERY

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DRINK WITH JOY

CELEBRATE LIFE'S PLEASURES

SHARE IN GOOD COMPANY

CULTIVATE MINDFUL ENJOYMENT

FOUNDED IN 2017 BY DAVID & ROBERT KAYE, KYLE ACENOWR, & SARAH ZITNAY, WE HAVE STRIVED SINCE OPENING TO CRAFT EXPRESSIVE, BALANCED & UNIQUE BEERS THAT ENCOURAGE A SPIRIT OF THOUGHTFUL ENJOYMENT.

 

WE BREW HOP-FORWARD AMERICAN ALES, TRADITIONALLY-MINDED BELGIAN, GERMAN & ENGLISH STYLES, AND SPONTANEOUS & MIXED FERMENTATION OAK-AGED BEERS. ALL ON A 100% SOLAR-POWERED 10-BARREL ELECTRIC BREWHOUSE.

 

WE SERVE OUR BEERS IN A VIBEY TAPROOM WITH FOOD TRUCKS, WEEKLY LIVE MUSIC, CASK ALE & LIVELY CONVERSATION [NO TVs!]. WE HAVE A TEAM OF FRIENDLY HELPFUL SERVERS READY TO MAKE YOU FEEL MORE THAN WELCOME!

WE PROUDLY SELF-DISTRIBUTE WITHIN CT TO SELECT RETAIL & DRAFT ACCOUNTS AND ALSO DISTRIBUTE THROUGHOUT NEW YORK.

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THE FATHER/SON TEAM OF DAVE & ROB BEGAN FORMULATING A VISION OF OPENING A BREWERY IN 2008 ON A TRIP TO AUSTRIA - THE FIRST OF MANY INSPIRATIONS & EXPERIENCES THAT WOULD LEAD TO NOD HILL. FROM DAVE'S POST-COLLEGE DAYS KEEPING & SERVING CASK ALE IN LONDON, TO COUNTLESS VERMONT ROAD TRIPS IN THE NASCENT YEARS OF NEW ENGLAND IPA, TO BATCH AFTER BATCH OF EXPERIMENTAL HOMEBREWS...

 

DAVE & ROB WERE INSPIRED TO CREATE A VENUE OUT OF THEIR LOVE OF BEER & THE MAGICAL EXPERIENCES THEY'D HAD AT SO MANY SPECIAL PLACES. WITH THE HELP OF THEIR FRIEND & SKILLED BREWER KYLE ACENOWR, THEY SET OUT TO MAKE A PLACE FOR WORLD-CLASS BEER IN RIDGEFIELD, CT. WE ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT NOD HILL IS TRULY A FAMILY VENTURE, WITH TAPROOM VISION & DESIGN BY DAVE'S WIFE SARAH.

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JUST SOUTHWEST OF OUR BREWERY IS NOD HILL & THE LONG, WINDING ROAD STRADDLING RIDGEFIELD & WILTON WHICH TAKES ITS NAMESAKE. IT SEEMS THE ENTIRE AREA WAS REFERRED TO AS THE NOD HILLS IN THE 1700s BEFORE IT WAS FORMALLY PART OF EITHER TOWN. NOD IS ONE OF THOSE WONDERFULLY OLD SOUNDING NAMES THAT IS PRESERVED IN MANY NEW ENGLAND TOWNS. IT EVOKES FAIRY TALES, BIBLICAL IMAGERY, LOCAL LEGENDS, AND PERHAPS SOME LONG LOST NATIVE PLACE NAME. 

 

TO US IT IS A REMINDER OF THE COMMUNITY WE ARE A PART OF, AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OUR RICH LOCAL HISTORY, & AN EVOCATIVE YET ROOTED NAME THAT HAS INSPIRED US TO BE CREATIVE WITH THE NAMES OF OUR BEERS.