Mural transforms newly opened Still Hill Brewery in Rocky Hill


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Photo By Kathleen Schassler, The Middletown Press

By Kathleen Schassler, The Middletown Press

ROCKY HILL >> The blank white walls of the Still Hill Brewery inspired a large-scale mural by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere.

Asked to design a company logo, LaBossiere, a former Cromwell resident, successfully pitched a more extensive use after seeing the space. After 20 hours of labor, he completed the design that is now seen large-scale as a 16-by-43-foot mural.

Transformed by the magic of trompe l’oeil painting, the white space now has become the inside of an old barn with post-and-beam architecture, plank walls, brown bottles and antique signs.  Continue reading at The Middletown Press site

Grand Opening a Great Success

With Cheers And Beers, Another Microbrewery Opens

By the Hartford Courant

ribbon-cuttingROCKY HILL — The taps opened, the suds flowed and members of the “Brew Crew” scrambled behind the bar to keep glasses and mugs filled for the craft beer enthusiasts, well-wishers, dignitaries and the simply curious who turned out for Thursday’s grand opening of Still Hill Brewery, Rocky Hill’s first microbrewery.

Standing near a table of chicken wings and veggie platters, head brewer and founder of Still Hill Brewery LLC Scott Barbanel, full mug in hand, looked out at the bustling taproom scene, beaming like a proud new father.

“The turnout is great. I’m hoping they’re enjoying the beer,” he said. “Everything is new, new supplies, new taps. It all seems to be working well.” Continue reading at the Hartford Courant site