Work is set to start Monday on the area’s newest brewery and eatery.
An official groundbreaking today was held for the new Heritage Hill Brewhouse and Kitchen on Sweet Road in Pompey.
Brewmaster John Frazee and Co-Owner Dan Palladino are teaming up for the new venture on the site of the Palladino Family Farm.
Frazee says, “I grew up five minutes up the road from here on a family farm, Frazee Dairy farm, I left 20-plus years ago to go to college out in Colorado.”
“Out of the blue, John Frazee, my brewmaster, reached out to me and said ‘I plan on moving home from Colorado and if you need any help with your brewery, let me know,’ and once I had that because I’ve had his beers and they’re amazing, then I knew this was the way to go,” Palladino tells NewsChannel 9.
John has already started testing some beer creations like the milk stout made with lactose, milk sugar.
He says, “We thought that would be appropriate with all the dairy farms around here.”
But Frazee says the goal is to have a beer for everyone, “Right now, it’s very popular beers, New England style IPA, I love that style, very hoppy, dry hop cloudy beer. I love Belgian beers, I like them all, I love German lagers.”
The plan is to use all local ingredients including the hundred acres of malt barley they planted on a neighbors farmland just a couple days ago.
“And then using our own meats in the restaurant and we’ll do whole animal cooking, we have a wonderful chef, Alicyn Hart.” Palladino says.
With construction beginning Monday Palladino says the goal is to be open for business as early as August.