A Nod and a Toast
Nod Hill Brewery is a relaxing craft-brew house
Father and son David and Robert Kaye have transformed old commercial space on Route 7 into a welcoming, rustic tasting room for their craft-brew house. Nod Hill Brewery opened in late October. The well-designed tap room serves only beer—full pours, flights, and growlers to go. There are usually about a half dozen selections on tap—from lighter pale ales to heavier porters. The selection changes pretty regular.
In mid November, this is what was on tap: A robust porter called Terrane, Stormfield IPA, Circadia pale ale, a Trappist-inspired single ale called Ace of Wands, and a double IPA, Super Mantis, the stiffest, at 8.7 percent alcohol. A 12-ounce pour is $5 to $7 and a 67-ounce growler between $14 and $17.
As with most small-brew operations the owners’ passion for the beer is strong. “Like the campfire depicted in our logo, Nod Hill Brewery is a welcoming gathering place for friends to meet, relax, and enjoy a fresh beer,” says David Kaye.
They lured head brewer Kyle Acenowr from the award-winning North Brewery in Endicott, New York—beard, flannel shirt, and encyclopedic knowledge of beers and brewing included. There is no food service—except cheese & charcuterie plates, chocolate, popcorn, chips and beef jerky—but you can bring your own food or they allow ordering out and having food delivered.
Nod Hill Brewery
137 Ethan Allen Hwy.