03 November 2012
From that misfortune grew Tall Tales Brewery in Parsonsburg, a project which Hearn is surprised to now call “his baby.” In its debut at this year’s Good Beer Festival last month, the relatively unknown beer producer shocked many by taking the Bronze in the Taster’s Choice Division.
“That was pretty major for us,” Hearn said.
Though the company considered that its soft opening, the process to full scale production has taken over two-and-a-half years to perfect.
Though its main line beers won’t be available commercially outside of the brewery until the beginning of next year, the brewery has already pulled together the beer-related folk lore surrounding the titles of its beverages for inventive labeling and marketing. It markets its range of rich flavors with American tall tales, such as “Calamity Jane” blonde ale, “Buffalo Bill” American brown ale and Hearn’s current favorite, the “John Henry” strong stout.