Hard Truth Hills

From the beginning

Hard Truth Hills started as most things do an idea. After spending nearly a decade building a brand family that includes Big Woods Restaurant Group, Quaff ON! Brewing Co., and Hard Truth Distilling Co., our founders wanted to build a home base. Hard Truth Hills has progressed over the years, beginning with the opening of the Hard Truth Hills Tours & Tastings Center in the winter of 2017. It was the first complete structure on the 325-acre property just outside of downtown Nashville, Indiana — home to the artist colony of Brown County.The following summer, Big Woods Hard Truth Hills opened to hungry guests.

Then, in the fall of 2018, after distilling for three years in small rooms above Big Woods Pizza Co. in downtown Nashville, Hard Truth Distilling Co. made the move to Hard Truth Hills and began production.

We’ve grown since we started in 2009 as Big Woods Brewing Co. — a tiny, restaurant and brewery tucked into a converted garage at the corner of Honeysuckle and Molly’s lanes in downtown Nashville. And, we promise there’s more to come.