Area Business Spotlight: Roscoe Beer Company (Roscoe, NY)
The Roscoe Beer Company was founded in 2012 to honor Roscoe’s designation as The Ultimate Fishing Town USA by the World Fishing Network. For owners Phil and Donna Vallone, the resulting line of Trout Town beers, created by the company’s brewmaster Josh Hughes, is an expression of love for their hometown and craft brewing. The beer list currently includes ten beers from light to dark with names like Two Headed Stout (according to a local legend about a trout who couldn’t decide which creek to follow) and Darwin’s Theory.
In a matter of years, the Roscoe Beer Co. has clearly found its place in the community. The beer itself is by all accounts outstanding, having already won honors such as the Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival People’s Choice Award for three years in a row, and a tied first place out of 170 New York breweries who competed in Governor Cuomo’s Taste NY Craft Beer Challenge – and, perhaps most importantly, customer raves.
The company’s recently renovated 1,600-sq. ft. tasting room, bar, brewery and gift shop, located in a former firehouse in Roscoe, NY, is a popular local hangout and event venue. The space impresses with a cozy and playful hunting lodge theme, complete with a trout tank in the center of the room. A grille serves fuss-free food such as French fries, sliders, skewers and hot dogs – some of which feature homemade beer cheese – and a beer garden allows you to enjoy your drink outdoors. The place has friendly, laid-back atmosphere and great service that keeps customers coming back. The whole family (even your dog) is welcome here, and to that end, the company hosts many events: block parties, live music, farm-to-table dinners, and various festivals with vendors and family activities. Keep an eye on the company’s Facebook page for all upcoming happenings, and head over to enjoy all this proud Trout Town brewery has to offer! As they like to say around here, Roscoe is a “drinking town with a fishing problem.”
The Roscoe NY Beer Company
145 Rockland Road
Roscoe, NY 12776