I’ve been working with the wonderful L’Etoile family of Four Star Farms for over 10 years, first as a brewer for Berkshire Brewing Co, when the hop growing operation was in its adolescence, and as a brewery owner since 2015 when I started Brick & Feather.
Anyone who knows Gene, Liz, Nate & family will agree that you’ll never find a warmer, kinder group of people to work with. From their fantastic hospitality on “Brewer Days,” and other events, to the lengths they will go to trying to keep their brewers happy, it is truly a delight to enjoy a professional and personal relationship with Four Star. Indeed, they are literally our neighbor the next town over, but I also suspect that they treat a brewery 1000 miles away with the same sincerity and enthusiasm.
It has been fascinating to follow the progress on the farm, from those first few acres all the way to the current operation, and all the ingenuity (and sweat!) required to get them there.