WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Tarnished Hollow is a nanobrewery start-up in central Indiana, currently rehabbing the home of our future small-scale taproom in Elwood, the crossroads of Indiana. Founded by entrepreneur and brewer Branden Holder, Tarnished Hollow is a celebration of the odd, unexplainable, fantastical, eerie, and uncanny elements from both fiction and reality, as well as our propensity as humans to weave myth, creativity, and imagination into the real world. Our branding utilizes skull imagery as an homage to Hamlet examining the skull of Yorick–a juxtaposition on the duality of life and death, the sum of human experience–albeit alongside the silhouette of the autumnal tree contained within to illustrate the various seasons of one’s life and the opportunity for creation and growth between the ‘bookends’ of birth and death.
In that spirit, Branden seeks to create beers that are unique, limited, and diverse, as a means of not only experimenting with a wide variety of styles and recipes to hone the brewing discipline, but as a way to stand out from the crowded marketplace.
So Surrender to the Surreal, Become an Urban Legend;
It’s Okay, We’re All Weirdos Here.
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