ROCKY HILL — It started with a passion for beer.
“I started home brewing, probably about 11 years ago. I started to get decent at it and friends and family started telling me I should open a brewery,” said Scott Barbanel, founder of Still Hill Brewery.
After years of telling them they were crazy, Scott Barbanel thought they were on to something. He went through training, got a degree in brewing and started Still Hill Brewery in Rocky Hill about two and half years ago.
“We brew a wide range of beers, so we don’t specialize on any one style. I like all different beers. It depends on my mood,” said Barbanel.
The names on the wall show what’s on tap and the beers are as unique as the names. Sluggy Buggy was created after Barbanel’s son came up with the idea.
“The inspiration can come from anywhere. It can come from me being out at a restaurant or bar and having a beer I really like, and I want to come back and make that style, or customers or my sales staff or my people that work there,” said Barbanel. Read More