Hillsboro Brewing Co. finds new home

Hillsboro couple Kim and Snapper Verbsky never envisioned a future in the brewing business and they certainly don’t claim to be beer scientists.

“I’m in healthcare, he’s in construction, we really have no idea what we’re doing but I guess we just figured if we do things honestly and with heart, we should be okay and so far it’s working,” said Hillsboro Brewing Co. co-owner Kim Verbsky.

When the opportunity rose in 2014 to open up a brew pub, it was hard to say no.

Demand for Hillsboro beer started growing, so they had to raise the bar.

What was the former Carnation Milk plant in Hillsboro, will now be turned into 28,000 square feet of beer goodness.

This makes Hillsboro the smallest community chosen by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to represent the annual Wisconsin Mainstreet Day.

July 10th is Wisconsin Mainstreet Day, a day that highlights the role downtown businesses play in the state each year.

State Senator Jennifer Shilling says not only will expanding the Hillsboro brewery meet demands across the state and create jobs in the area, but Hillsboro may become the next destination for tourism.

“People really have this interest in craft brewing and we’ve got lots of small breweries throughout western Wisconsin that people can make a day of it.”

Hillsboro Brewing Company brews 15 different kinds of beer.

They are excited to feature their canned beer at Oktoberfest this year.