Just over a year later, Alpine Dog -- a term that refers to Hammond's love of the outdoors -- will open Saturday with a fifteen-barrel brewhouse, a 35-foot-long bar, room for nearly 100 people and four beers on tap: a rye blonde, an amber, an IPA and a Belgian pale ale with American hops. After that, he'll make a stout and an imperial red IPA. Hammond, who will brew all the beers himself, spent some time as a brewer at the Old Mill Brewery & Grill in Littleton.Eventually, he'd like to convert the windows to garage-style roll-up doors to give a patio-like feel to the place, which is decked out in rustic beetle-kill wood.
The opening on Saturday is a soft opening, meaning Hammond will be testing all of his systems. He plans to hold a grand opening on November 22.
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