The passion for handcrafting world-class, flavorful beer in Upstate New York first arose in a small San Francisco bar in 1983. After experiencing New York City's first brewpub and the world's finest beers in Rohrbach, Germany, there was no turning back. As Rochester's first craft brewery, our brewers have been perfecting their craft since 1991. With no artificial preservatives or pasteurization, we are founded on a love of craft beer and the city we live in.
Being born and raised in Rochester, New York, we are proud to be part of this community and serve locally brewed beer throughout the city. We are grateful for the support from our neighbors along the way, and we strive to give back as much as possible. Involved in many organizations, Rohrbach has raised over $500,000 for local Rochester charities to date. Our biggest involvement is Holiday Outreach, a local program that provides meal s and gifts to those in need during the holiday season.
At Rohrbach, we not only care for our community, but for our environment as well. We’re working towards cleaner, more efficient ways to brew our beers each and every day. We donate all of our spent grain to local farmers. Spent grain is what’s left over after we strip the wort from the first boil. The spent grain still holds the nutrients and proteins that are healthy for farmers’ animals.
All of our growlers are recycled and reused. We encourage you to return them to us at either location, or at your closest Wegmans. The decision to can our beer instead of bottle is also one for sustainability. Aluminum cans leave a much smaller carbon footprint for a number of reasons. They are more commonly recycled by consumers, lighter for transportation, and offer big energy-saving when reused again. With the use of cans, a paper label is also not needed.
Our brewers try to use local ingredients as much as possible. With the growing hop farm industry in New York, it is slowly becoming easier. We also now grow our own small batches of hops behind the brewpub. We have made a stand to become a more “green” business. Rohrbach has learned so much about sustainability and environmentally-friendly brewing, and we can’t wait to do more.
Whether you’re looking for a bite, a beer, or just want to meet your friends after work, Rohrbach’s Brewpub is the perfect spot. Located on Buffalo Road, Rohrbach’s Brewpub has a vast selection of all available Rohrbach beers — plus great food that’s been freshly prepared. You don’t need to know which fork to use. You don’t even have to use a fork. Just have a good time. Also stop by the Railroad Street Tasting Room for tastings, flights, or pints, as well as tours on Saturdays.