The Brewery at Maple View Farm, Granby’s Farm Brewery, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, April 27 with a ribbon cutting, a band and a tour of the entire farm. The Farm and Brewery are located on 50 acres right in the center of Granby, owned by Kate and Jason Bogli who are the third generation to run the farm.
Opening a Brewery has been in the back of Jason’s mind since early 2017 when he heard about a new law making its way through the Connecticut legislature allowing for farm breweries. The Boglis have been making their own wine, beer and kombucha for years and already had a shell of a barn-taproom started. The Brewery is a perfect compliment to other activities on the farm including a farm store and summer sessions for kids. “Your farm for good food and good fun” is their motto and the Brewery will add to the fun on the farm. “We’re excited that the Brewery will be able to open the farm up to the public even more—especially for adults,” explains Kate. “A lot of kids have already explored the fields and back areas of the farm when they have attended summer session, but their parents haven’t had the opportunity. Now they will.”
The Brewery’s beers are an eclectic mix of classic styles like Horseshoe Stout, an oatmeal coffee milk stout and Palomino Pony, an American Blonde Ale, and farm ingredient brews like Honey Basil Ale and Rosemary Ginger Ale. “We’re brewing IPAs and other popular styles that we know the public loves, but we’ve been excited to see how much people like the farm-inspired ales; they’ve been very popular,” Kate adds. The Brewery offers seven beers on tap at a time. “We’re looking forward to the growing season to add even more of the farm into our beer,” Jason explains. The Boglis have planted hops on the big lawn in front of the Brewery. They will trellis up to a center pole to create a hop “teepee” that patrons will be able to walk under.
The small tap room is decorated with rough cut lumber and historical pictures and signs from the farm. It brings the outside in with two huge glass garage doors which let the sun shine in on a sunny but colder day and can be opened all the way during the summer. Grab a beer, then toss horseshoes in the horseshoe pit, walk through the garden, check out the pigs, watch the cows graze or watch your kids swing on the tire swing. The vibe at the Brewery is casual and easy, with picnic tables and Adirondack chairs for relaxing. Purchase a package of farm raised sausage or hot dogs and cook it right on the grill. They also partner with other Granby Farms and have Sweet Pea Cheese goat cheese and delicious treats from Lost Acres Orchard for sale at the bar.
The Brewery Grand Opening will kick off the growing season on the farm. “It’s the perfect time to open —just when the farm is coming alive!”
The Brewery at Maple View Farm is located at 192 Salmon Brook Street and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. www.mapleviewhorsefarm.com or follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Untappd.