Welcome to Hard Truth Hills

Welcome to Hard Truth Hills

Posted: June 11, 2020

If you found this blog through our Website, you already know a little bit about us — Hard Truth Hills is a 325-acre, wooded retreat into the world of premium, Indiana-made craft beer, spirits, and food where guests can spend some quality time in the great outdoors, taking in the unique landscape of Brown County, Indiana.

The Big Woods Candied Bacon Bomb is a delicious, hearty burger perfect for filling up on after a long tour.

You can bring your family here and have a hearty meal from the American gastropub menu at our restaurant, Big Woods Hard Truth Hills. You can bring your friends and enjoy a mixology class or a tour of Indiana’s largest destination distillery, Hard Truth Distilling Co.

Or, maybe, an ATV tour is more your speed — riding through the woods with one of our quirky Hill Guides, learning about Brown County, the history of distilling, and getting plenty of beautiful views to fill your nature-loving soul.

And, after all of that adventure, you can hang out on the forest-flanked Hard Truth Terrace and enjoy a Quaff ON! brew or a Hard Truth cocktail while listening to live music as the sun sets over the trees.

Enjoy drinks, grill food, and live music on the Hard Truth Terrace.

We also host special events, like the Midwest Distillers Festival and the Whiskey Chaser races. We offer private spaces, so you can craft your own, very special event here in the woods.

Whatever it is you choose to do at Hard Truth Hills, we’re looking forward to making some memories with you.



But, wait, there’s more.

Here in this blog, you’ll find not only updates about our adventures here at Hard Truth Hills, but about everything that our brand family has to offer.

Behind the scenes, Hard Truth Hills is the home base of BWQOHT, Inc.

We know, that’s a lot of letters jammed together with no real hope for a pronounceable acronym. But, if you’ve gotten this far, you likely already know what they stand for: Big Woods, Quaff ON!, and Hard Truth.

These are the three brands upon which Hard Truth Hills is built. These are the three brands that grew up out of the Brown County woods and spread out across Indiana, with eyes ever on the horizon.

Big Woods taught us that the woods abide.
Big Woods Restaurant Group opened it’s first restaurant, which started out as Big Woods Brewing Co., in downtown Nashville, Indiana in 2009. Since then, it’s added several locations to it’s roster: Big Woods Pizza Co. (Nashville), Big Woods Bloomington, Big Woods Speedway, Big Woods Franklin, Big Woods Hard Truth Hills (Nashville), and Big Woods Hazel Dell (Noblesville).

Quaff ON! encourages us to live heartily and with gusto.
Quaff ON! Brewing Co.  took over brewing for Big Woods in 2012. It carried over early favorite beers, like Busted Knuckle Porter and Six Foot Blonde, and added a full repertoire of other delicious ales, like Pineapple QTFO! IPA and Put A Fork In It Pumpkin Ale. Today, Quaff ON! supplies all Big Woods Restaurant Group locations, as well as retail stores, restaurants, and bars throughout Indiana.

And Hard Truth celebrates a good life hard-won.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. began making its premium craft spirits in the upper rooms of Big Woods Pizza Co. in Nashville in 2015. In 2018, the distilling operation moved to a brand new, 18,000 square foot at facility Hard Truth Hills, where it’s been crafting Hard Truth Straight No Chaser Vodka, Cinnamon Vodka, Gin, White Rum, Toasted Coconut Rum, and its highly-anticipated aged spirits ever since.

Craft is at the heart of all three brands. Each is ever in pursuit of the experience, the adventure, and the quality time that it can share with you and those you hold dear.

And, all of us here at Hard Truth Hills, Big Woods Restaurant Group, Quaff ON! Brewing Co., and Hard Truth Distilling Co. are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you.