New Holland Brewing Co. | Taylor Remy
The Knickerbockers were losing. The New York Baseball League was pulling further ahead with each inning, but the Knickerbockers star line-up remained on the bench, soaking in the sun and enjoying the day.
The year was 1846, and it was a much different time for baseball in the United States. Teams didn’t care so much about batting averages or RBI’s. It was all about the love of the game, and having the leisure time to play it. The traditional champagne dinners after the last inning didn’t hurt so much either. Baseball players were the Stop & Taste champions of their day.
New Holland Brewing Co. | Emily Haines
If you live in Southwest Michigan, there's a chance you've seen a raven-haired songstress in throwback wardrobe standing on her standup bass. If you haven't, well, you know you've still got some more livin' to do.
We here at New Holland really believe in “the art of craft” and I thought it would be interesting to talk about some of the ways that fine artists like New Holland-favorite, Delilah DeWylde (from Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys) crosses over and connects with craftmen/artisans like the brewers and distillers of New Holland.
EH: Tell me a little bit about your connection to New Holland Brewing Co.
DD: I first visited NHBC in 1996 or 1997. I was intrigued about the idea of a brewery; I had never been to one before! I was really impressed that they didn't let anyone smoke inside the building- they were the first place (that I knew of) that did that.
Anyway! At that time, I was playing in a band called "Chasing Our Tale", and I convinced the owners to let us play there. Years later I connected with Fred (Bueltmann) and the Lost Boys started playing in the current location.
We are a company of artists. Art is in the fine-tuned palates of our brewers and distillers, the imagination of our culinary crew and the creative bend our designers put into our brand. But what we’ve come to discover is that artists come in many forms and that our team members express their creativity both on the job and after hours.
So, we want to take a minute to introduce you to some of our artists who exemplify our motto – Creative People. Remarkable Results.
New Holland Brewing Co. | Emily Haines
New Holland Artisan Spirits got started in 2005 with founder and owner, Brett VanderKamp manning the first 60 gallon kettle. Almost ten years later, we laid down just shy of 200 full-size casks of malt whiskey and bourbon, about 40 full-size casks of rum and 4,000-5,000 gallons of gin, white rum and white whiskey. Each one running through our 600-gallon pre-Prohibition era still. The man who oversees it all is our Head Distiller, Brad Kamphuis.
Looking for a nice way to spend a quiet night with your Valentine or with a group of your favorite friends? What about a beer and chocolate pairing? Our Beervangelist, Fred Bueltmann, has some ideas on pairing up some complimentary and contrasting flavors.
New Holland Brewing Co. | Fred Bueltmann
Deep alluring character draws you in; attitude brings you back for more. There’s softness, but sometimes you like it rough. Some describe sweetness, but you know the whole story. When you get a taste, you might feel comfort, intrigue, or halting arousal from intense assertiveness. You know you want it.
So, here's the thing - we love what we do. When you work for New Holland it's usually not just because you like good beer and a nice cocktail every once in awhile. Here we're pretty passionate about not only our products, but exploring them and how they pair with the perfect meal, perfect ingredients, perfect moment.
Which means most of us take a little bit of our work home with us and sometimes our workspace is a tiny bar in a spare room of our houses, like it is for our Georgia Beer & Spirits Ambassador, Tyler Nelson.
Tyler really does love making cocktails and we'll be honest, he's put a few of us under the table with some of them. So, let's take a look at what Tyler does in his spare time with a few bar tools and plenty of artistry.