Three longtime high school friends, a passion for home brewing and a greenhouse operation were the inspiration for Hot House Brewing.
John Barone, owner of Barone Gardens LLC, had an interest in growing hops in his greenhouse facility. John’s vision is to be able to have multiple harvests of hops per year with the assistance of LED lighting to produce wet hop brews beyond the traditional fall season.
Tim Parkhurst and Paul Richer had a talent for crafting homebrews. Together with John’s greenhouse facility, this was a perfect fit for a brewery with a unique niche of using greenhouse grown hops in our beer production.
Their style of beer is primarily American style ale. They are a licensed NYS farm brewery, 95% of the hops used in the brews are either greenhouse-grown hops or sourced from local hop growers and 90%-100% grains used are also NYS grown.
They strive to focus on locally grown ingredients for our beer production. With multiple harvests of hops from the greenhouse this will enable them to offer a fresh-hop IPA at different times of the year. They have six to eight year-round brews on tap in the tasting room that are also offered in growlers. They also have seasonal, specialty and experimental brews offered in the tasting room that will vary throughout the year.