The area’s latest craft brewer is set to open its new Pompey facility in two weeks.
Heritage Hill Brewhouse and Kitchen is planning for an Oct.12 opening on the site of Palladino Farm on Sweet Road in Pompey.
Construction on the facility only began five months ago but the team is finishing up the last few pieces.
“It feels really good, although I won’t be truly excited until we open the doors to the public and I know we made it,” owner Dan Palladino tells NewsChannel 9.
Palladino picked a family friend to be his head brewer.
John Frazee, who’s family farm is just down the road, is returning home after attending college in Colorado and eventually opening a brew pub there.
He still owns and operates it but has come back to Central New York to brew beer for Heritage Hill
Frazee says, “We’re really trying to have a wide variety of beer that is approachable to all different types of people.”
For starters Heritage Hill will offer three beers, a milk stout, British pub ale, and a German wheat beer.
The German wheat beer will include 100% New York State grown products, including malt from the 1886 Malt House in Volney.
Palladino describes the motto for Heritage Hill as, “Great food, great beer, great views, a great story, I think that captures it all.”
Heritage Hill will have a special opening night of 100 guests for dinner, drinks and music on Friday October 12. Reservations are required.
Saturday it will fully open to the public, with a $10 cover charge for anyone 18 plus for just that day.
It’s free On Sunday to visit Heritage Hill, as it will be going forward.