Falling Branch Brewery
Founded in the Fall of 2015, Falling Branch Brewery came to fruition as a Farmhouse Brewery transitioning from previously being a dairy farm. Falling Branch is dedicated in creating memorable beers with eccentric character using ingredients that we grow ourselves and that are sourced through quality vendors. Visitors can enjoy the farm’s 100 acres of scenic rolling hills and historic barns while drinking delicious brews made onsite.
Taproom & Beer Garden
The Taproom is a cozy refurbished 1800’s barn that is open year round Wednesday through Sunday. Food trucks are setup onsite every day that we are open. The barn is heated throughout the winter months and three televisions are set up to play your favorite sports events.
The Beer Garden is a relaxing outdoor space behind the taproom with an additional bar, great views of the farm, picnic tables, outdoor couches, fire pits and propane heaters, live music [weather permitting], and a huge open lawn to sprawl out on. While we almost always have plenty of seating, on the weekends from Spring through Fall we recommend bringing your own lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the farm.
Agriculture has been an important part of our family for nearly a century. Highland Heights Farm was founded in 1924 by our great grandfather Calvin, who excelled in the swine industry and his son, our grandfather William, later followed in his footsteps. In the 1980’s, brothers Allen and Stewart led the farm’s next generation switching the primary focus to dairy cattle. The dairy farm steadily grew throughout the subsequent decades with the herd peaking at over 300 cows. In 2004, Allen and his wife Kim worked together to start Hawks Hill Creamery in an effort to provide quality local agricultural products and avoid dependence upon fluctuating milk prices.
A new “farm brewery” license classification, a passion for good beer and local products, along with a desire to continue the family’s agricultural tradition sparked the family to create Falling Branch Brewery, Harford County’s first farm brewery led by the farm’s fourth generation. Following years of planning and hard work, small-batch beer production began at the farm in fall of 2015. In Summer of 2021 with the installment of our new 15BBL brewhouse, larger production onsite was able to come to fruition taking us onto our next journey.