Hallock, Minnesota, way up in the northwest corner of the state, recently became a hotspot for craft distilling thanks to Far North Spirits and may soon become a destination for craft beer lovers, too.
That’s the hope of the Evenson family. Husband and wife Ryan and Lindsey, along with Ryan’s brother, Josh, and sister-in-law, Ashley, have teamed up to form two businesses: Red River Hops and Revelation Ale Works, both located in Hallock.
Red River Hops was established in 2015 and yielded 10 pounds of hops in their first growing season, which Fargo Brewing Company purchased. Their goal is to increase production to 100 pounds of Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops to be used for Revelation Ale Works, which they hope to open late summer/early fall 2016.
Revelation Ale Works will be housed in a 1939 service station in the heart of Hallock. The Evensons are planning to brew and keg on a three-barrel system. Their signature line-up will include a pale ale, IPA, black IPA, stout, wheat, red ale, and brown ale, as well as rotating experimental beers for the taproom. Also on tap will be non-alcoholic, gluten-free, house-brewed kombucha and root beer.
The future home of Revelation Ale Works is currently in need of renovation, and the Evensons are using Kickstarter to raise $15,000 for the needed updates (new roof, windows, bathroom, paint, furnace, etc.). The campaign closes February 11.
More information about Red River Hops and Revelation Ale Works can be found at www.revales.com.