The story of where it

All began

Some say connection comes too easy these days. That our connections to the world’s latest and greatest have actually disconnected us from the people around us. Well, here at Backswing, connection is our special ingredient.

Founded by former golf buddies, our brewery was built upon a relationship many years running. Three friends who enjoyed getting out on the course, enjoying the weather and having a few cold ones, together.

But as time passed, time became harder to come by. So we took up a hobby that allowed us to stay connected without sacrificing so much time away from our families—we started brewing beer. Honest-to-goodness beer. Easy-drinking beer, to tout out to the golf course. Enjoy by the pool. Or relax with in our favorite easy chair. Beer the way we liked it. Straightforward and focused on taste—not complexity or trends.

See to us, brewing is about the time that we put into each one of our beers, the excitement we share when we perfect each one, and the connections we make with the people that drink them. And so our hobby became our mission: to craft great-tasting beer that anyone can enjoy, together.

TJ Walker, Pat Simpson, Cory Sinclair – Backswing Brewing’s Co-owners 

Backswing. For a better round of beer.

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1956

30 December

The plan was in action

Brewed with licorice; a proprietary, hand-smoked malt; and almost a pound of East Kent Goldings hops per barrel.

14 October

It all started over a beer

Complex aromas: soft and powdery on the nose, with aromas of malt, chocolate chip cookie dough and a deep-rooted fruitiness, notes of plum skins, spicy phenols and a soft bready yeast character.

1957

17 August

Moving to London

Naturally soured by farm valley winds blowing wild yeast into our oak casks. Finally, after a year and a half of patient coaxing Wisconsin dark malts whirl in a kaleidoscope of cedar, caramel and tart green plum exuberance.

27 May

Producing our first beer

One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell’s history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months.

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