By Tim Kowols
Local farmers and fans of spirits will benefit when Hatch Distilling Company opens next year in Egg Harbor. Hatch Distilling Company earned a conditional use permit from the Egg Harbor Plan Commission last month for its new distillery, which at 7,800 square feet will house its production and barrel aging facilities, event space, and tasting room. Beekeepers and organic farmers will also benefit from the aspirations of Hatch Distilling Company owner Chris Roedl, who says he is working hard to have a little Door County in every sip.
Roedl is excited to bring the “grain to glass” concept to Egg Harbor, saying he believes the community is ready to have a place like this near its downtown to draw more people. Hatch Distilling Company is shooting for a summer 2018 opening date.