Unique. Unapologetic. Creative. Magic.
Forest and Main is a wonderfully complex brewery. This complexity is not only found in the beautiful liquid that has garnered Gerard and Dan, the founders, critical acclaim and fandom across the world. You can find it in the labels that Dan paints himself and which tell a story that evolves as time moves forward. You can find it in the beautiful Victorian house Forest and Main calls home. You can find it in the two owners and their band, their love for Belgian and English beers, their desire to fully immerse themselves into any and all endeavors, and finally in their execution of the "split house" which is Forest and Main.
Things like creating vintages of beer through the use of locally foraged yeast, captured every year, act as a snapshot of their community. Forest and Main relies upon the community which surrounds its taproom to survive. They're in love with the romantic idea that they can supply their neighbors, family, and friends with this piece of the puzzle of their lives. As Dan put it during our chat, as much as the brewery was theirs as they planned, brewed, and built it, it has since become their community's. That's one lucky community.