Up until about four months ago, I had never heard of a brew farm. I assumed all brewing took place at a brewery and all farming took place at a farm. I was intrigued to say the least, so I decided to make the short trek to Dave’s Brewfarm to check it out.
When I arrived on a cloudy but warm afternoon in April, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. What I got was two incredibly gracious hosts, David Anderson and Pamela Dixon. Pamela greeted me out front and walked me around the charming property, pointing out both the hops garden and “Jake,” their Jacobs 31-20 wind generator, which provides much of the power for the brew farm.
After a little time outside, we made our way into the brewery/taproom, where David joined and began giving me an overview of the brewing process. I”ll admit, most of it was way over my head, but it made me appreciate all the more the passion and creativity that go into making a great tasting beer.
Dave’s BrewFarm brews two commercially-available beers, BrewFarm Select, an easy drinking golden lager, and Matacabras, a Belgian ale. David also does his fair share of experimentation, crafting beers with ingredients like dandelions and grape Nuts (yes, the breakfast cereal).
We couldn’t be more excited to spend an evening drinking beer with Pamela, David and Tyge Nelson, the talented chef from Chino Latino who will be preparing an amazing meal from food grown on neighboring farms. A portion of ticket prices will also go toward supporting Grow to Share.
Hope to see you there!