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

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

Tasting @ Westville Wines in New Haven

Come celebrate the arrival of the Winter season at Westville Wines!  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 pouring our… Read More