Monday, July 10, 2017

Brewery Profile: Red Hill Brewing Company

Chris Abney is brewer and co-owner of Red Hill Brewery in Concord, North Carolina.
Red Hill's brewer and co-owner Chris Abney.
Red Hill Brewing Company
21 Union St. South, Concord

Phone: (704) 784-2337

Owners: Hunter Huss, Chris Abney and Jeff Switalski
Head brewer: Chris Abney
Brewing system: 1 barrel (will upgrade to a 3-barrel system soon)
Year established: January 13, 2017
Flagship beer: Austin's Amber and Jane's Blonde
Most popular beer: Murph IPA or any IPA that's on draft at the time.
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday: 12 a.m. - 10 p.m. (closed Sunday-Tuesday)
Parking: Paved parking lot, street parking
Free Wi-Fi: Yes
Dog friendly: Yes
Stickers: Yes

Beers on draft: 9 beers on draft
Pints/costs: $4; pitchers for $12
Flights: $8 for four 4-ounce pours
Cans/bottles for sale: No
Growler/howler fills: Yes
Crowler fills: No
Wine available: Yes ($4 a glass)
Food: Yes (local restaurants come on site and deliver to taproom)
Within walking distance: Cabarrus Creamery; The Grill at 11 Union; Chocolatier Barrucand; Cabo Winery; Gianni's Trattoria
Sampled during our visit: Murph IPA; Blown Fuse IPA brewed with Mangos; Insurgent Barrel-Aged Porter; Dreamsicle, Orange Cream Blonde

If you're looking for a brewery that can be confusing to find, you might want to stop by Red Hill Brewery while passing through Concord, North Carolina. Akin to a speakeasy, this brewery can be incredibly difficult to find. Located on Union Street, or at least that's what GPS and the website tell you – this brewery takes a little bit of slewthing before you can nestle up to the taproom and order a refreshing drink.

Now, I'm not going to give anything away ... that takes the fun out of it. And just like head brewer Chris Abney says, "We like that. It makes us something similar to a speakeasy. And we're just fine with that."

Once inside, You can select between some brews produced by this 1-barrel brewery that range from IPAs, Belgians, Porters and anything in between. The name Red Hill was taken from a local old tavern, which President George Washington was rumored to lodge at after a night out with Col. Robert Smith. 

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