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DISTINCT HOP-FORWARD BEERS.

TRADITIONALLY-MINDED EUROPEAN STYLES.

OAK-AGED ALES.

SUSTAINABLY BREWED.

HOURS OF OPERATION

TUESDAY:       5-9pm

WEDNESDAY:   4-9pm

THURSDAY:     4-9pm

FRIDAY:          12-9pm

SATURDAY:     12-9pm

SUNDAY:         12-7pm

closed mondays 

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 & DISTINCT BEERS INSPIRED BY THE LEGACY OF TRADITIONAL BREWING TECHNIQUES, PROCESSES & INGREDIENTS.

WE BREW HOP-FORWARD AMERICAN ALES, OLD WORLD ENGLISH, GERMAN & BELGIAN STYLES, AND SPONTANEOUS & MIXED FERMENTATION OAK-AGED BEERS ON OUR 100% SOLAR-POWERED ELECTRIC BREWHOUSE. OUR VISION IS TO GROW MINDFULLY & SUSTAINABLY IN REGARDS TO OUR USAGE OF ENERGY, AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, AND OUR LAND.

 

WE SERVE OUR BEERS ON A CAMPUS THAT INCLUDES A COMFORTABLE TAPROOM, SEASONAL BIERGARTEN & ONE-OF-A-KIND EVENT SPACE.

EVERY WEEK WE FEATURE FOOD TRUCKS, LIVE MUSIC, CASK ALE & PUB TRIVIA. WE HAVE A TEAM OF FRIENDLY & KNOWLEDGABLE SERVERS WHO ARE HERE TO PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE THAT IS WELCOMING, INCLUSIVE, EDUCATIONAL & FUN.

WE DISTRIBUTE OUR BEER THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT IN CANS & ON DRAFT.

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THE FATHER/SON TEAM OF DAVE & ROB FORMULATED 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 ALLOWS US TO HAVE FUN & GET CREATIVE WITH THE NAMES OF OUR BEERS. 

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