From our processes to our people, we embrace a tenacious culture of purpose and excellence which results in a consistent, remarkable liquid and memorable exBeerience handcrafted with hard work, passion and creativity. We are proud to have a wealth of partners (teammates, consumers, retailers and wholesalers) who choose to come together and help build Rivertown into the community and business it is today — and will grow into tomorrow.
Where we Came From
Our Founder and Fearless Leader, Jason Roeper, has always had a passion for fermentation. Growing up, he was amazed by his uncle who would spend his weekends brewing and sharing his handcrafted libations at family gatherings. The day Jason turned 21, he went to his uncle’s house and brewed his first batch of beer. Jason swears it was terrible but luckily, he persevered, and continued to experiment and hone his craft.
In search of honest feedback, Jason began sending his beers to a variety of national and local homebrew competitions and became very highly awarded. Despite all his medals and positive feedback, he continued to focus on dialing in even the smallest of details and while doing this, he uncovered his passion for yeasts and bacteria of the wild variety.
In 2007, Jason submitted his unblended Elderberry Lambic, “Straight Up”, to the Sam Adams Longshot Competition and was named a finalist. Shortly after that inspiring experience, Jason put his vision onto paper and began pounding the pavement with fearless determination. In 2009, Jason’s dream of sharing his passion with a larger audience was realized and Rivertown Brewing Company was born.
In 2017, the next chapter of Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House was begun, showcasing our heritage, taproom space in Lockland and a custom crafted space in Monroe, featuring a state of the art Brewery, and slow-smoked BBQ restaurant, allowing us to nourish our guests in a way never before possible. Today and every day, we continue to embrace dreaming big and the spirit that Rivertown was built on; purpose, excellence, tenacity, craft, passion and creativity.
Where we are Today
Rivertown is part brewery, part lab exBEERiment, part gathering place, and part smokehouse, where research, innovation, quality and customer exBEERience are at the top of our priorities. We enjoy perfecting the science behind calculated fermentations and slow-smoked BBQ while also getting our funk on with unique BBQ applications and fermentations of the spontaneous and wild kind. We especially love the opportunity to wow our customers, guests, wholesalers and retailers with an exceptional exBEERience at every interaction, whether it be conversation, sip or bite.
We work diligently to handcraft a tenacious culture (team, yeast and bacteria) one beer at a time and enjoy the challenge of brewing consistently extraordinary beer that is both noteworthy and timeless.
We encourage you to take a sip on the wild side with us. And if you’re looking for something less tart to start, we can quench that thirst as well with a variety of our traditionally fermented libations and non-alcoholic root beer. Ask for our well-crafted beers at your local store, or come visit our Barrel House for a taste of something different and perfect for all ages.