THE RED HILLS STORY
At Red Hills, we are an eclectic group of people from our 20’s to our 60’s. We are Doctors, Dentists, Businesspersons, Chefs, Retired Teachers and even an Ex-Merchant Marine. We are from all over the United States and abroad. You’re probably wondering how this group works together, well, we owe it to our motto… “We take beer seriously and not much else.” So, how did RHBC come to be?
Years ago, Joe Pilleteri had a dream. He liked to drink beer and (for some strange reason) also liked chemistry.
So, Joe and a buddy started making small batches in his home kitchen. The more Joe brewed, the more his passion grew….and so did the mess in the kitchen. Eventually Joe’s wife insisted the brewing be moved and thus they were banished to the basement. As Joe’s passion grew, so did his dream of brewing beer not only for himself but for others to enjoy. Joe got plugged in with a local brew club and that is where he met Brewmaster, Eric Baumann, (enter Magic).
Joe and Eric both realized they shared the same passion for making great beer and wanted to turn their hobby into their own business. Joe took a leap of faith and approached Eric about becoming the Brewmaster and that is when the dream team began and the idea of opening a brewery became a reality.
Joe and Eric immediately embarked on a mission to find a team of partners, investors and a killer location.
The idea of opening the first brewery over the mountain was very appealing and they found the perfect spot in the heart of Homewood. By design, Joe and Eric agreed for RHBC to take a different approach to brewing by focusing on Session Beers, which have an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 5.1% or less. And while most of our beers are made with only four ingredients: Malt, Water, Hops and Yeast, each one is completely different, just like RHBC. That is the beauty of beer – it brings us all together.
So, come to Red Hills, drink a beer, enjoy the whimsical styling of the tap room, laugh at the crazy names of the beers, forget about being serious, about your problems or differences, have fun, relax and enjoy the glorious beverage that is known as beer.
Fun fact: We call them "session beers" because these beers are bought in rounds or sessions (as the British call it) and at an average ABV of around 4%-5% you can have more than one of these without feeling the effects.
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