Thanksgiving Eve Can Release! Gobble Gobble: Boysenberry Double Sour

8% abv, two 4-packs per person limit.

**Special Holiday Hours: Wed & Fri: 12-10pm, Closed Thanksgiving, Regular hours Sat & Sun**

Our Beers

Our taproom beer menu features a constantly rotating selection of house beers, poured direct from tank to your pint. Our philosophy is simple - we brew what we love with the hope that you will love it too. We offer a range of styles from classic German beers, such as our house Kölsch-style ale, to our big and bold barrel-aged beers.

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Currently on tap

UPDATED NOVEMBER 19, 2018

 

Golden Messenger Kölsch

15 IBU, 4.5 SRM, 4.3% ABV

Our Brewer’s favorite style, this classic, cold-fermented German ale is brewed with Cologne malt imported from Germany. Lightly hopped with Hallertau Mittlefruh hops and conditioned for 3 weeks. A clean, crisp and refreshing lighter-style craft beer.

Fall Harvest Altbier

30 IBU, 13 SRM, 5.5% ABV

Altbier is a historic German beer native to Dusseldorf. “Alt” refers to the “old” style of brewing. This is a well-balanced, bitter yet malty, clean and smooth deep amber German beer. Bitterness is balanced by malt richness. Brewed with 100% German malts and hops.

Gobble Gobble Funk Imperial Sour Ale (w/ Boysenberry) 5 IBU, Purple SRM, 8% ABV Release Wednesday 11/21

Gobble Funk has grown up! Introducing, Gobble Gobble Funk. This tart, fruit forward Imperial Sour Ale is brewed with loads of wheat and 240 pounds of Boysenberry. Full bodied and tart with intense fruit flavors of raspberry, blackberry, dewberry and loganberry. 

The Illusionist IPA (Peach and Mango) 20 IBU, 8 SRM, 6.5% Release Wedesday 11/21

Brewed with Golden Promise malt and Golden Naked Oats. Milk sugar is added to the boil for a soft and sweet mouth feel. Hopped with El Dorado, Idaho 7 and Hallertau Blanc. Double Dry Hopped with El Dorado then fruited with 240 pounds of peach and mango.

Parkville Punch IPA 20 IBU, 5 SRM, 5.8% ABV

Brewed with pilsner, wheat and monastique malts creating a light bodied, hazy, New England-style IPA. Hallertau Blanc and Loral hops used generously and Citra added for dry-hopping. The hop blend showcases floral, citrus fruit and herbal notes. Mild bitterness for a super sessionable pint!

Brain Snacks IPA                     20 IBU, 5 SRM (Hazy), 6.4% ABV                $6.50

A hazy IPA brewed with Golden Promise, winter wheat and a dash of crystal malt. Hopped with Galaxy and Ekuanot hops for pungent citrus, passionfruit, melon, berry and orange flavors.

8th Ward Brown Ale

21.6 IBU, 21.5 SRM, 6.0% ABV

A robust brown ale perfect for drinking all year around. Dark brown with flavors of bread, biscuit and coffee from an array of classic malt varieties. Hopped with noble German hops, which provide an earthy hop flavor to round out this delicious offering.

 

Cold Drip Coffee Stout 32 IBU, 40 SRM, 6.8% ABV Release Wednesday 11/21

Brewed in collaboration with Story and Soil Coffee of Hartford, this robust, silky smooth American-style stout is brewed with 7 malts, oats and hopped delicately with German Northern Brewer. We added 8 gallons of cold brewed coffee, Evin Gomez coffee beans and Ecuadorian coca nibs to bring this beer to life. Full bodied, roast forward beer with notes of tropical fruit, dark chocolate and tangerine. 

Flight of Crow Imperial Stout

28.5 IBU, 48 SRM, 8% ABV

Intense roast flavors and aromas from roasted barley, chocolate and de-bittered dark malts. This full bodied, jet black and robust beer is balanced by a silky smooth sweetness and hopped with Hallertau German Northern Brewer to round it out.

Barrel Aged Barleywine 100 IBU, 17 SRM, 13% ABV

A passion project with our friend David Wollner, owner and brewmaster at Willimantic Brewing Co. This barleywine was first brewed last November using a Belgian yeast strain and American and New Zealand hops. For the past 11 months it has been gently resting in a Heaven Hill Kentucky bourbon barrel, creating a dessert beer perfect for cold nights. Time in the barrel has mellowed the hop profile into a gentle bite that chases flavors of vanilla, charred oak, raisin and prune. On tap and in cans Friday 11/16.    



AVAILABLE IN CANS:

Golden Messenger Kölsch

Local 35 IPA

Parkville Punch IPA

Flight of Crow Imperial Stout

Barrel Aged Barelywine

Brain Snacks IPA- Can release 11/21

Gobble Gobble- Can release 11/21

Cold Drip Coffee Stout- Can release 11/21

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Events & Food Trucks

There's always something going on at the brewery. We welcome folks to hold hangouts, happy hours, parties and more at the brewery. Whether you're looking for a casual get-together during open hours, or are looking to book the space for a private event, we can accommodate you. Email events@hogriverbrewing.com for more information.

Food Truck & Events Schedule

What is a craft beer taproom without a food truck? We can't get enough of the creativity and deliciousness pouring out of the CT food truck scene, and we love bringing it to the brewery to share with you. Check out who's joining us this month:

Wednesday 11/21: Special hours 12-10pm, Craftbird food truck

Thursday 11/22: Closed for Thanksgiving!

Friday 11/23: Special Hours 12-10pm, Ted’s Steamed Cheeseburgers Food Truck

Saturday 11/24: Fuego Picante Food Truck

Sunday 11/25: Flavors Food Truck

 

Twang Thursdays

 

Experience live music in the taproom every Thursday

7-9 PM | No Cover | Food Truck onsite

Featuring Americana/Roots Rock/Folk artists from Hartford, the Northeast and across the country

 
 
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***SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! WE WILL RESCHEDULE THE WOLFF SISTERS FOR A LATER DATE.***

the wolff sisters

Thursday, November 15th

The Wolff Sisters blend rock, blues, and roots music into their own unique sound. Their gritty songs draw from adventures all over New England that shaped their lives. The three sisters, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat, create haunting harmonies that only siblings can manage to do. Drawing inspiration from bands like The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Jackson Browne, TheWolff Sisters bring a refreshing sound and soul to the music scene.

 
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plywood cowboy

Thursday, November 29th

Take yourself back to the days of dusty country roads, carefree summers, and your radio tuned to music that was soulful and authentic. Enter Plywood Cowboy. With their second album release, “Blue Skies”, the band continues to produce refreshing music that has been called “steeped in tradition, with lyrics full of longing, truth and heart” by Sound Waves Magazine. The album presents a roots Americana palate with modern harmonic sensibility. The band has opened for the Grammy-nominated act Yarn, as well as for U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and has performed with members of Keith Urban’s band. In 2018, Plywood Cowboy won the Connecticut Folk Festival band competition.

 
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Orb Mellon

Thursday, December 6th

Orb Mellon is the blues moniker of Mike Malone, founder and guitarist of the seminal 1990s indie rock band and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants. Orb Mellon mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. He has released 3 full length albums and 3 EPs and his work has been featured in numerous shows and movies such as the HBO drama “True Blood,” and the Spielberg produced sci-fi drama “Extant.”

 
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Eavesdrop Trio

Thursday, December 13th

Originating as a trio, friends Kara Rose Wolf, Kerrie T. Bowden and Laura Marie Picchi maintain their vocal roots and continue to shape their sound through writing and collaborative instrumentation. Eavesdrop’s debut EP, The Afterglow, showcased the trio’s vocally charged acoustic, folk, soul roots. With their latest release, TIDES, the band has expanded into a six piece ensemble. Co-produced by Alan Evans and Ross Bellenoit, TIDES is the band’s first full length album. It brings the listener on a ride alongside the three songbirds, taking a deeper look into the life events that fostered their creativity.

 
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The RiverGods

Thursday, December 20th

The Rivergods are a fun, original, working band based in southeastern CT that has played its own heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish music since 1997. The Rivergods are fronted by husband/wife songwriters, Ben and Nancy Parent, and the band includes some of the finest, most talented players in the region, and has had some pretty great ones in the past. The Rivergods make real music, our music… how and when we like and as often as we can. We’re fairly rooted in southern New England, with well-rounded lives, but we definitely get out for the occasional road trip. 

If you are an Americana/Roots Rock/Folk artist and are interested in playing at our Twang Thursdays series, please send your bio and links to music/performances to Connor Millican at wiseoldmoon@gmail.com.

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Our Story

We're Ben and Joy Braddock, crazy kids (now with a kid of our own!) that a long time ago fell in love with each other and fell in love with craft beer. Fast forward 15 years and we're almost one year into owning our beloved craft brewery & taproom in the heart of the Parkville neighborhood in Hartford, CT. 

We jumped the corporate ship, deciding life is too short to not pursue our dreams and spend our days doing what we love. Over 10 years ago, Ben quit his day job when his cubicle walls started closing in on him. It was a “now or never” kinda moment. He swallowed his pride and got his start in the industry cleaning kegs. As a brewer in both a production and brewpub setting, he learned the ins and outs and discovered his own brewing style. 

More recently, Joy quit her corporate gig to focus 100% on building a taproom experience that invites community, family and friends to not only enjoy our craft beer but also enjoy the space through other experiences like live music, pop-up maker fairs,  beer dinners and barre classes. She is excited to bring the community an ever-evolving lineup of unique events that bring people together.

Together, we invite you to come join us for a beer. You'll most likely find one of our faces behind the bar. Come say hello!

contact us

We would love to hear from you! 

 

For general questions and comments, or for donation requests, please email us at: info@hogriverbrewing.com

To inquire about renting our taproom space for any type of party or event, email us at: events@hogriverbrewing.com

 

Location

1429 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106

860-206-2119

*PLEASE NOTE: Our entrance is on Bartholomew Ave. (not on Park Street).

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