Big Rack Brewery is coming to Darke County this summer. Dayton Most Metro and Food Adventures have the first inside scoop of what to expect. It will be located in New Madison at the current Kennedy Vineyards Homestead and Tasting room. You may recall our full story on the winery last week (click here). Owners John and Louisa Kennedy are seeking licensing and are hopeful that the brewery will operational by June.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on BIG RACK BREWERY:
—BIG RACK BREWERY will be located at 3911 St. Rt. 722 in New Madison, Ohio in the same site as the winery tasting room
for Kennedy Vineyards. The site is a fully operational farm and a family homestead. It is also a vineyard, and you can see the rows of grapes as you pull into the parking lot.
—The brewery will feature 4 in-house brewed, craft beers on tap. They will have one mainstay beer, an OATMEAL STOUT (yet to be named).
—The other 3 beers will be 1 Seasonal Brew, and 2 other taps that will be revolving with either new beers or returning favorites.
— The Brewery will sell growlers and pints and will continue to sell bottles of wines, glasses of wine, and wine flights.
—There is plenty of seating in the tasting room and at the bar. This building was the old corn crib for the farm. There is also a beautiful view from the patio seating overlooking the farm and vineyard.
—The Food Adventures Crew has been to the homestead a handful of times, and the family is very genuine and friendly. They make you feel right at home.
—The news is so fresh that they have not even finalized their website yet. Stay tuned for the launch of www.bigrackbrewery.com
A perfect chance for you to visit and experience the Brewery and Winery is an incredible dinner event coming this summer.
They will be hosting a Hog Roast Food Adventure Dinner on Saturday June 3rd set with acoustic music early and a band in the evening.
The event is called “WINE and SWINE.”
TICKETS (ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE AT THIS LINK) are $25 per person, and includes:
—One bottle of wine per person
—Pulled Pork Hog Roast Dinner with homemade sides of Cheesey Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Baked Beans.
—Acoustic Music before and during dinner, Rock n roll Band after dinner in the barn til 9pm.
This will be a casual event, rain or shine, we will have tents and you can decide when you want to arrive, based on festivities from 2-10pm.
TIMELINE OF THE “WINE and SWINE” EVENT on SATURDAY JUNE 3rd, 2017
(come whenever you like, dinner starts 4pm)
2pm – Vineyard opens (cash bar available all day for extra purchases)
2pm – 4pm Mingle on the vineyard grounds, explore the tasting room
3pm – 5pm Acoustic Music
4pm – 6pm Hog Roast Dinner is served, all you care to eat
7-9pm – Rock Band in the barn
6pm – 10pm CASH BAR
This promises to be a blast, so please GET YOUR TICKETS NOW !
The Food Adventures Crew can’t wait to try the new brews and we are very happy for the Kennedy family. We have seen the hard work they have put into the business over the past few years, and they have developed quite a following. We wish them continued success on this additional venture and suggest you visit them before and after the brewery is open. You will love this spot.
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Please feel free to browse the photos below of the Kennedy Homestead and future site of the brewery.