Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tired Hands are busy at work

Jean Broillet of Iron Hill's West Chester location has been busy for many years formulating what will eventually become Tired Hands Brewing Company, loosely targeted for 2012, all while working up a solid résumé at Victory, Weyerbacher, and Iron Hill. I'll have much more in coming weeks and months on this developing story. However, with Broillet's self-documenting over at his blog, I'm not sure I can tell the story any better than will he. I caught my first sip of a few of his beers the other day at Birchrun Hills Farm's market that they open on a regular basis in one of their property's barns. This gives a chance to buy meats, cheeses, breads, and other handmade goods as close to the source as you can imagine. At this past week's market, Tired Hands and New Holland were invited to pour some complimentary samples of their beers as customers gathered in the barn. The snow fell, the fires burned, and the beers warmed as the Christmas holiday crept ever closer. I know we're all looking forward to drinking more of Jean's beer in the near future. In the meantime, you can still catch him brewing on Gay Street in West Chester. In fact, if you're interested to know more, you'll be able to bend his ear during Iron Hill's annual Belgium Comes to West Chester on January 29.

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