Freight House Brewing is the brainchild, as well as the love child, of one fringe individual: Patrick Dakin. Me, as I like to call me. A long, windy road of life and serendipity deposited me, during the summer of 2006, in the brewery of the Norwich Inn, in Norwich, Vermont. It was a pretty sweet gig. It still is a pretty sweet gig, actually, except now it belongs to Jeremy Hebert (you can see Jer here: http://www.norwichinn.com/new-england-microbreweries.php ) The only thing that could have made it better was if the brewery was in the town where I live.
That is the chance I have now. The chance to open a wee brewery. In the town where I live. I'll be working on a funky, cobbled together open fermentation system of my own ever-changing design. Progress continues towards the day when Freight House beers will be appearing on tap at some of the best places. And other places. But mainly right next door at the Worthy Burger. Then there will also be the opportunity to buy beer in growlers, as well as to spend your hard earned money on swag right at the brewery.
The way the beer finds you, whether through a poured pint, a bottle, or a growler, is not the most important thing. The keystone, and the main attraction, is supposed to be the beer. My hope is that Freight House Brewing never loses sight of the Greg Noonan mantra: "It's about the Beer". Sounds simple, but sometimes the simple things are the hardest to hold onto. If I need reminding, you'll do it, right?