The first thing that catches your eye when you walk into the Roscoe Beer Company’s brand new tasting room in the Sullivan County town of Roscoe is a large aquarium full of trout. It’s not what you expect to find in a local brewery — usually the malt and hops take center stage — but the Roscoe Beer Company is serious about being local. And local, in Roscoe, means trout. The town won the designation of “America’s Ultimate Fishing Town” in 2011, and swarms of anglers flock to the legendary Beaverkill each year to fish.
When Roscoe Beer Company was founded in 2013, it embraced Roscoe’s trout heritage fully by naming its line of ales “Trout Town” beers. This April, at the beginning of the 2015 fishing season, the brewery announced two new beers: the “Trout Town” Rainbow Red Ale and “Trout Town” Brown Ale. The Brown Ale is the one to try: it’s a workmanlike beer with a crisp taste. A growler of it costs about $20. Continue reading “Roscoe Beer Company opens new tasting room”