What We Do Week #3: Our Hops

In contrast to most breweries who procure hops through a broker, the majority of hops used in the brewery are procured directly from family farms in Germany.  Several of our German hop varieties are sourced from Seitz farm in Hallertau, a fourth-generation family-farm run by farm engineer Florian Seitz.  At 65 square miles, Hallertau remains the largest contiguous hop growing area in the world, producing roughly… Read More

Old Leatherman Beer Release

Join us Friday, January 18th for the release of Old Leatherman! Brewed for the wanderlust in all of us, this full-bodied black lager is named for the mysterious vagabond famous for his handmade leather clothes and walking circuit along the Connecticut River. From 1857 to 1889, this mysterious wanderer known only as “The Leatherman” completed… Read More

What We Do Week #2: Our Barley

East Rock is honored to be one of the only breweries in the U.S. working with Stone Path Malt of Wareham, MA, an importer of malt from IREKS GmbH of Kulmbach, Germany.  Situated in the Upper Franconia area of Bavaria, IREKS GmbH has been crafting barley into malt since 1856 for some of Germany’s most cherished breweries.  While working with another brewery in the… Read More