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Big Woods Westfield coming soon!

New Location Selected Near Grand Park

Westfield, IN – Those familiar with the Big Woods restaurants in Bloomington, Franklin, Nashville and Speedway will soon be able to enjoy those menu items in Westfield.

Big Woods Restaurants has announced plans to build an 8,000 sq. ft. facility in Westfield next year. The restaurant will feature the familiar timber frame construction, full menu and outdoor seating. The restaurant will also feature their own Hard Truth Distilling Company spirits and Quaff ON craft beers.

“Our intent is to take the best of everything we’ve done so far in our other locations and bring that to Westfield,” said Jeff McCabe of Big Woods.

The new, stand-alone location will be located on the southwest corner of State Road 32 and US 31.

“Grand Park is a wonderful facility that is bringing people from all over the country to Westfield, so it will be great to be close to the new development that is happening in that area,” said McCabe.

“Once again our community’s investment in Grand Park is doing exactly what it was intended to do,” Mayor Andy Cook said. “From its inception, Grand Park was seen as a way to spur long-term economic development for the surrounding area that will cater to our burgeoning hospitality industry.”

“The more people we’ve talked to from Westfield, the more confident we’ve become in our decision to build here,” McCabe added.

The restaurant is expected to open next winter.

For more information, visit www.bigwoodsrestaurants.com.


Crafting an Indiana Tradition: Big Woods Introduces Big Woods Franklin

Dec. 21, 2016

The owners of Big Woods Brewing Co., Quaff ON! Brewing Company and Hard Truth Distilling Company announced today that they have entered into an agreement to create a new Big Woods destination at the Hillview Country Club in Franklin, Indiana.

Big Woods Franklin is expected to open in early spring of next year and will serve the general public as well as Hillview members.

The main restaurant will feature a timber lodge setting with expansive views overlooking the grounds. The menu will feature Big Woods’ most popular offerings from its existing locations in Nashville, Bloomington and Speedway. Quaff ON! Brewing Company’s craft beers will be available and featured alongside cocktails crafted with spirits from Hard Truth Distilling Company.

Hill view is owned and operated by Franklin businessmen Pete Grammar, Jim Admire and Max Woodbury.

According to Grimmer, he and his wife have been fans of Big Woods since the first brewpub in Nashville opened in 2009.

“We have had the opportunity to watch Big Woods grow from its original location in Nashville to what it is today,” he explained. ‘Somehow, they always seem to keep the small-town charm and quality wherever they go. We are excited about creating the Big Woods experience here at Hillview!”

Big Woods CEO Ed Ryan is excited as well.

‘We’ve known Pete and Dana for several years,” Ryan said. “We have great admiration for the million-dollar renovation they have completed at Hillview. It’s a beautiful, well-designed facility, with a timber lodge look and feel that works for our brand. We think the timing is right for us to bring Big Woods to Franklin. We’ll do our best to earn the support of the Hillview members along with the Franklin community.”

Big Woods Brewing Company, Hard Truth Distilling Company and Quaff ON! Brewing Company are the restaurant, distilling and brewing brands of BWQOHT, Inc. Quaff ON!® Brewing Company operates brewing facileties in Nashville, IN. and Martinsville, IN. It’s craft beer brands are distributed throughout Indiana, including products like Busted Knuckle® Ale, Hare Trigger® IPA, Common Necessity® Hazelnut Coffee Stout and Six Foot Blonde® Ale. Hard Truth Distilling® Company’s gin, rum and vodka products are now available at Big Woods® locations. Big Woods Brewing Company has restaurants in Nashville, Bloomington and Indianapolis (Speedway) Indiana.


Crafting an Indiana Tradition: Big Woods Announces Hard Truth Hill Project

Dec. 13, 2016

The owners of Big Woods Brewing Co., Quaff ON! Brewing Company and Hard Truth Distilling Company announced today that they have entered into an agreement to purchase 90 acres of land in Brown County, Indiana

The property, commonly known to local area residents as Fire Cracker Hill, consists of two undeveloped parcels along Memorial Drive and Old State Road 46 in Nashville, Ind.

The owner intend to use the property to support their brewing and distilling operation in Brown County and create a new, tourism-orented venue that will feature a working distillery and tasting room and related activities.

According to the company’s chairman, Jeff McCabe, the acquisition of this property represents a significant milestone for the company. “Eight years ago, Ed Ryan, Tim O’Bryan and I had an idea to build a restaurant and brewery in Nashville. Thanks to the support of our friends in this community and our fan throughout the Midwest, our business has grown each year. With the acquisition of Firecracker Hill, we are back home again and we have the opportunity to grow right here where it all started.”

The company will now embark on a process with the Town of Nashville, Brown County officials and community members to discuss plans for the property and to acquire necessary approvals for annexation by the Town of Nashville along with appropriate zoning.

“Our plan is to develop the site in a way that is consistent with the character of the community we live in,” said Ed Ryan, the company’s CEO and President. “Our vision is to maintain the natural beauty of the site as we create an accessible park-like setting for our employees and guests. We expect to accomplish the project in two phases, with the first starting in the spring of 2017. We look forward to working with the community in collaborative way to bring this project to life.”

Charles “Buzz” King, Nashville’s Town Council President, is enthusiastic about the proposal, saying “We look forward to working with the Big Woods team on this exciting project. This is an opportunity to bring new jobs and new revenue to Brown County in a way that is consistent with our community’s economic development objectives. Over the last several years, Big Woods has proven to be a good partner in the Town of Nashville and the citizens of Brown County.”

Hard Truth Distillery will be the primary attraction of the property for visitors to Brown County. In keeping with that theme, the owners plan to call the property “Hard Truth Hills.”

“I can’t think of a better name than Hard Truth Hills to capture the spirit of what we’re about,” said partner Tim O’Bryan. “We’ve worked very hard over the last two years to craft recipes for our gin, rum, whiskey, bourbon, vodka and agave spirits — and the truth is, they are a worthy addition to the Indiana tradition we are crafting right here in Brown County.