When Casey and Dorothy Letellier were planning their brewery, Casey started by making a list of the breweries that had influenced him. The list included breweries from around the world—Belgium, Britain, Germany, and the United States—yet there was a common thread that tied them all together.
So, when the Letelliers opened the doors of Ivory Bill Brewing on September 15, 2018, the fact that it was the only brewery in Siloam Springs—a Northwest Arkansas town of about 17,000 people—wasn’t the only thing that made it unique. Like those of the breweries that inspired it, all four of Ivory Bill’s fermentors are open.
“There is something about them that just makes them really special,” says Casey Letellier of the British-built, stainless-steel, open-top fermentors.