TROUT TOWN HAND CRAFTED BEER, ROSCOE NY
The former firehouse turned brewery has been totally transformed from the initial 400 square foot tasting room that was open to the public to a sprawling 1,600 square foot tasting room, brewery and gift shop that will be open to the public year-round! Come visit us where you will be stepping into the outdoors for an experience you won’t soon forget!!
Join us for a tour of our brewing facilities, each tour lasts about 30 minutes as we go through the main stages of the brewing process. Call to schedule your visit 607.290.5002 or just stop in.
The town of Roscoe is known for their fly fishing, camping, the Roscoe Diner and, of course, trout. So it didn’t surprise anyone when Roscoe was awarded The Ultimate Fishing Town USA in 2011 by the Word Fishing Network. After the award, Phil and Donna Vallone, two of the town’s biggest advocates, attended the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in Manhattan. “All these people were coming up to our table, sharing their stories and experiences of our town,” says Donna. “We took our affinity for our community and married it with our love of craft beer.”
Brought into the world by a small group of folks with a passion for craft beer and a deep-rooted love for their hometown of Roscoe, the The Roscoe Beer Co launched its flagship brew, Trout Town American Amber Ale in April 2013. Since then the brewery has added on delicious new favorites such as the Trout Town Brown Ale and the Trout Town Rainbow Red Ale. Brewmaster Josh “The Kid” Hughes will brew seasonal beers such as the The Bavarian or the Barley Bonfire throughout the year.
The brewery had outgrown its original space within the first year and has expanded into a larger tasting room which opened in the Spring of 2015. Walking into this beautiful space, you will quickly start to wander around and admire the artwork, antiques and trinkets on the walls of the lounge area which makes for a great place to stop and enjoy life for a little. Local artist, Roger Baker has been instrumental to the brewery. From the train set on top of the tap wall to the large decals on the walls and the images used for all labels Roger has been giving the brewery its visual identity.
Roscoe Beer Co is the perfect stop for daytrippers and family to enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that Roscoe has to offer. “People from all walks of life are joining us here at the brewery, asking questions, wanting to find out more about Trout Town and Roscoe,” says Shannon “Birdie” Feeney. “It’s been a great experience so far and we can’t wait for the next patrons to walk through those doors to welcome them.”
Now in their fifth year, Roscoe has been adding on larger events for people to attend such as their Trout Town Summerfest and Trout Town Oktoberfest attracting hundreds from far and near to celebrate the great outdoors, embrace the community and value all the great things the country has to offer. “They are business owners, mothers, fathers, fishermen, hunters, bikers, horsemen, educators and hikers. They work hard, play hard and absolutely enjoy a great beer when the time is right,” says Shannon “Birdie” Feeney about attendees of the brewery and their events.
So if you haven’t already done so, get in your car, take exit 94, go through the only red light in town and up Rockland Road. We can’t wait to welcome you here.
Meet The Team
JOSH “THE KID” HUGHES
Brew-master Operations Manager
Joshua Hughes is a young, smart, and talented brewmaster with a passion for craft beer. Josh began homebrewing in 2008 and, after moving to California and experiencing beer from all around the world, his love and appreciation for craft beer became his calling. Josh is constantly improving his brewing technique and expanding his knowledge of beer as he continues to brew existing Trout Town™ hand-crafted beers while also creating new styles for the Roscoe NY Beer Co.
How to reach Josh:
Cell Phone: 315-834-2414
SHANNON “BIRDIE” FEENEY
Director of Marketing & Events
Shannon was born and raised in Roscoe, NY. After graduating from Roscoe Central she earned her Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing at Oneonta State. Her love for Trout Town brought her back home where “Birdie” will focus her efforts on expanding The Roscoe NY Beer Co. brand though various marketing techniques.
How to reach Shannon:
RICH “THE BEARD” ROGERS
Born in Cooperstown, NY and raised in Conway, SC, Rich started playing the guitar in middle school before he went to school for music recording and working as a live sound engineer before switching gears and starting to brew his first beer. He learned all about brewing process at the Roscoe Beer Co from our brew master Josh Hughes. His favorite beer styles to brew and of course drink include stouts, IPA’s, scotch ales, and Gose’s.
How to reach Rich: