Devil’s Den and Old Eagle Tavern Owner Erin Wallace reached financial settlement this past week on the Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery property. Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery is set in the historic General Lafayette Inn and Brewery in Lafayette Hill on the outskirts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Along with the new opening, Barren Hill announced renowned brewer Scott Morrison (Old Dock Street Brewing Co., McKenzie Brewpubs) as Head Brewer in charge of recipe development and production.
Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery is slated to open in the summer of 2013. Similar to Wallace’s other Philadelphia establishments, Barren Hill will focus on craft beer with six of the 30 draft lines dedicated specifically to house made brews.
With more than 20 years of experience and seven Great American Beer Festival medals, Scott Morrison is a perfect fit for launching Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery from the ground-up. Morrison has gained much of his career praise from his Belgian Ales, but the six lines at Barren Hill will be diverse and eclectic.
“Scott asked me what direction I wanted to take Barren Hill, and I gave him creative license. This project is exciting because of its endless possibilities,” said Wallace. “We’re looking forward to bringing contemporary cuisine and brewing styles to this historic and storied location.”
Knowing Wallace’s love for sour ales, one can only expect and hope for an array of such offerings in the future.