From our processes to our people, we embrace a tenacious culture of purpose and excellence which results in a consistent, remarkable liquid crafted with hard work, passion and care. 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 enamored by his uncle who spent his weekends brewing beer and sharing handcrafted libations with family. Jason brewed his first beer on his 21st birthday with his uncle by his side; he swears it was terrible but continued to persevere, experiment and hone in his craft.
In search of honest feedback, Jason began sending his beers to a variety of National and Local homebrew competitions. Despite his success on the homebrew level, he continued to dial in his processes and while doing this, discovered his passion for yeasts and bacteria of the wild variety.
In 2007, Jason became a finalist in the Sam Adams Longshot Competition with his unblended Lambic, called “Straight Up”. Shortly after that experience, Jason put his vision onto paper and began pounding the pavement. He never accepted no for an answer, despite how many times he initially heard it. Jason’s dream of sharing his passion with a larger audience was finally realized in 2009 when Rivertown Brewing Company was born into a tiny space in Lockland, Ohio. From that day forward, Rivertown has embraced a spirit of determination in everything we do.
Where we are Today
Rivertown is part brewery, lab exBEERiment, gathering place, smokehouse and arcade. Research, innovation, quality and customer exBEERience are the driving force for our team members. We enjoy perfecting the science behind calculated fermentations as well as getting our funk on with spontaneous and wild fermentations as well. Outside the brewery, we cherish the opportunity to provide our customers, wholesalers and retailers with an exceptional exBEERience at every sip.
Our team works diligently to handcraft a tenacious culture (people, yeast and bacteria) one beer at a time and enjoys 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 un-tart to start, we can quench that thirst as well with a variety of our traditionally fermented libations.
We proudly operate two barrel houses in the Cincinnati, Ohio area: our original Lockland Barrel House and our new Monroe Barrel House. Each one offers a unique exBEERience including food, beer, arcade games and more. Follow the links for more information on each.
Outside our Barrel Houses, you can currently find Rivertown in Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Georgia and the US Virgin Islands. Ask for our well-crafted beers at your local store, or come visit one of our Barrel Houses for a sip of something different.