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Blue Barren Distillery plans move to Hope

By Daniel Dunkle | Oct 08, 2020
Source: File photo Jeremy Howard, left, and Andrew Stewart, co-owners of Blue Barren Distillery in Camden.

Hope — The Hope Planning Board will consider the application of Blue Barren Distillery to move its operations from Camden to the Brodis Blueberry Barn on Jones Hill Road.

Owners Jeremy Howard and Andrew Stewart applied to relocate the business while its space in Camden is being reconstructed. The new proposed location is at 128 Jones Hill Rd.

The company produces blueberry brandy, eight varieties of gin and three varieties of rum. The partners use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, including Brodis Blueberries, botanicals from Hope’s Edge Farm, apples from Hope Orchards and Sewall Organic Orchard and Lavender from Glendarragh Farm. The products are made using a copper still.

The Planning Board is set to consider the proposal Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

“Due to the unfortunate June 14th fire at the neighboring Rhumbline Restaurant on Wayfarer Drive, Camden, our current lease will be terminated in October 2020, which leaves us looking for a new space to house the distillery,” they wrote in their application. “The Barn… is suitable since the blueberries are the major component of our business and the farm is owned by Jeremy Howard’s family.”

In other business, the board will consider an application by Mary Ireland to renovate and build additions onto a camp at Hobbs Pond.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Dan Dunkle | Oct 08, 2020 10:39

Yup... I wrote the wrong thing while thinking the right thing. Coffee must have been a lower potency than usual this morning.

Posted by: Brendan Curran | Oct 08, 2020 07:45

The name of the business is Blue Barren as is evidenced by that nice sign above the guys' heads. As in blueberry barrens ....

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