It was right before Thanksgiving when I was sitting down to talk to the owners of Rowley Farmhouse Ales about their annual Blackest Friday event when I realized there’s a whole lot more to the story. A lot happened and I had more people to talk to. And so, in true Dark Side form, I caught up with the owners, brewmaster John Rowley and chef Jeffrey Kaplan on one occasion, and then brewers Wes Burbank and Tyler King a week later for the full story for our annual Look Back/Look Ahead Series.
Both sets were still reeling from a whirlwind few months that began some time in August and still have not fully dissipated by November. There was (is) a lot going on at The Farm. The small brewpub had just experienced their biggest year yet. 2019 was definitely the year of the #RowleyFarmDog.
“A lot of stuff happened,” Rowley recalled.
The feeling had been mutual among all staff that I had spoken to in that time. And who
Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew
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