Maibock Beer Release

Join us Saturday, March 30th as we celebrate the beginning of the Spring season with the release of East Rock Maibock. A Helles brewed to Bock strength, this full-bodied and hop-forward golden lager is brewed annually to warm the fleeting chill of winter and celebrate the coming of spring. East Rock Maibock is part of… Read More

Tasting @ The Wine & Spirits Co. in Milford

Come celebrate the Winter season at The Wine & Spirits Co! We’ll be pouring Black Lager, our new Winter seasonal. Our luscious, full-bodied take on the classic Schwarzbier style is slightly sweet and silken smooth with notes of creamy caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Not a fan of dark lagers? We definitely have you covered.… Read More

What We Do Week #8: Natural Carbonation

When fermentation is nearly complete, we close the tank to allow the CO2 generated during the fermentation process to naturally carbonate our beer.  This process, called spunding, is also seldom practiced by modern brewers, who prefer the convenience of carbonating beer after maturation with CO2 purchased from outside of the brewery.  However, our natural carbonation provides a distinct texture and… Read More

Tasting @ Coastal Wine & Spirits in Branford

Come celebrate the Winter season at Coastal Wine & Spirits in Branford! We’ll be pouring Black Lager, our new Winter seasonal. Our luscious, full-bodied take on the classic Schwarzbier style is slightly sweet and silken smooth with notes of creamy caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Not a fan of dark lagers? We definitely have you… Read More

Tasting @ Total Wine & More in Milford

Come celebrate the Winter season at Total Wine & More in Milford!  We’ll be pouring Black Lager, our new Winter seasonal.  Our luscious, full-bodied take on the classic Schwarzbier style is slightly sweet and silken smooth with notes of creamy caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate.  Not a fan of dark lagers?  We definitely have you covered.  We also… Read More

Tasting @ Ninety 9 Bottles in Trumbull

Come celebrate the Winter season at Ninety 9 Bottles in Trumbul!  We’ll be pouring Black Lager, our new Winter seasonal.  Our luscious, full-bodied take on the classic Schwarzbier style is slightly sweet and silken smooth with notes of creamy caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate.  Not a fan of dark lagers?  We definitely have you covered.  We also will be… Read More

Tasting @ Cork & Barrel in Hamden

Come celebrate the Winter season at Cork & Barrel in Hamden.  We’ll be pouring Black Lager, our new Winter seasonal.  Our luscious, full-bodied take on the classic Schwarzbier style is slightly sweet and silken smooth with notes of creamy caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate.  Not a fan of dark lagers?  We definitely have you covered.  We also will be… Read More

Pint Night @ Wood-n-Tap in Hamden

Join us Thursday, February 21st at Wood-n-Tap in Hamden for pint night featuring East Rock Hopfen Lager! We will be there offering free samples and a chance to win some East Rock Brewing company merch! Hope to see you there.

What We Do Week #7: Our Wheat Beer

While our focus is lager beer, we can’t help but embrace the complex process and characteristics of an authentic German-style wheat beer.  In contrast to our lagers, fermentation, and maturation of our wheat beers is a two-vessel process using a traditional German wheat yeast.  This yeast has the unique capability of transforming compounds in the… Read More

What We Do Week #6: Our Lagers

From the nuance of a Pilsner to the hop-forward bite of an India Pale Lager, our inspired lagers undergo an extra-long and cold fermentation.  This rarely practiced and traditional technique produces a pure and crisp beer of extraordinary character that cannot be replicated with ale fermentations.  Our lager fermentation and maturation occur in the same vessel, called a conical fermenter.  The design of… Read More