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Branch & Bone Artisan Ales opened in June 2018 at 905 Wayne Ave.
Smith said the medal is significant for the young brewery, which opened in June 2018 at 905 Wayne Ave. Competitions are tricky,” the Branch & Bone co-founder said. “We don't worry too much about winning, although it does feel good. We know that we are producing very good product, so it's nice for the validation aspect and to be honored in a room full of your peers.”
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“More significant to me personally is that Silence Mill began in my back yard,” Smith said. “Not much has changed with that beer besides now it's made in a French-oak Foeder instead of in a carboy in my cellar.”
Dayton craft brewery Branch & Bone scores a bronze medal for its 'Silence Mill' at the Festival of Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer held last weekend in Chicago.
Branch & Bone’s specialty beers are made in relatively small quantities, but the award-winning Silence Mill is currently available in 500-ml bottles, and for now anyway, is still available on tap at the brewery, although it’s the last keg.
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“Once all of that is gone, it may be nine to 12 months until we see it return,” Smith said. “But it is a beer we will always make.”