2nd Annual Cheers for Charity Beerfest @ the Essex Steam Train

The Essex Community Fund presents the 2nd Annual Cheers for Charity Beerfest. Local and unique craft breweries, homebrewers, cider companies, and vineyards will be on tap for tastings INSIDE the Oliver Jensen Gallery and River Valley Junction Hall at the Essex Steam Train. Choose between the VIP Experience or General Admission tickets. The VIP Experience… Read More

14th Annual Team Jennifer Beer Tasting for Walk MS

The 14th Annual Team Jenifer Beer Tasting to benefit Team Jenifer-Walk MS Team is just a few days away on March 8th from 7-9:30 PM! Get your beer tasting crew together for a wonderful time! Tickets are available in-store (cash/check only), or online Here

What We Do Week #9: Natural Clarification

All of our beer is naturally clarified, meaning we do not remove yeast and other flavor by-products via filtration or centrifugation.  These common methods of clarification are known to remove pleasant flavor and aromatic compounds and change the texture of the beer.  Instead, we lager our beer between 31-38 degrees Fahrenheit for several weeks until nearly all… Read More

Post St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebration

Join us Sunday, March 10th at the beer hall after the New Haven St Patrick’s Day Parade and keep the party going! Starting at 3:00 PM: Drink Deals on select beers 744 Express food truck- Serving up delicious sandwiches & subs Games Prizes- To whoever wears the most green! (to be picked at 6:00 pm)

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