Who We Are

Our story is the story of our team.

Roc Brewing Co. started with a couple of guys and a home brewing kit, which quickly evolved into a full-fledged business, creating one of the first craft breweries located in Rochester, NY.

The team at Roc Brewing Co. brings together unique backgrounds and experiences that culminate to some of the best beer in Rochester and Western, NY! Along with Chris Spinelli, the co-founder, the two brewers work collectively to push the quality and individuality of the beer community in Rochester.

The team:

Chris Spinelli, Co-Founder

Chris is the current owner and co-founder of Roc Brewing Co. After graduating RIT with his MBA, Chris started Roc Brewing Co., and has grown the company to one of the most widely-recognized breweries in Upstate NY. Since 2011, Chris has established himself as a leader in the Rochester beer community, and has mentored other brewers and young businesspeople through his community involvement. His business has also connected him with Jim Koch – the founder of Samuel Adams/Boston beer Company – and Chris has no plans to stop soon. Chris, along with his team, work each day to create the best beer in Rochester in order to grow the business and the community’s love for great craft beer.

Nick Mesrobian, Head Brewer

Nick is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and he has worked as a brewer since 2010. Nick’s passion for beer has taken him to Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine, CB Craft Brewers in Honeoye Falls, NY, and to Roc Brewing Co. in 2014. Nick’s diverse brewing experience and passion can be seen directly in the beer he creates.

Josh Hunt, Brewer

Josh’s brings a culinary creativity to Roc Brewing Co. that can’t be found at any other brewery in Rochester, NY! A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Josh has worked in some of the best kitchens in Rochester, after joining Roc Brewing Co. in 2015, Josh has grown the brewery’s array of diverse and one-of-a kind beers that exhibit characteristics that only a chef can cultivate.

The Roc Team
Nick Mesrobian, Chris Spinelli, Josh Hunt
Where We Work
Our in-house brewery in Downtown Rochester, NY.

The Taproom

How We Work

All of our beer can be purchased in our tasting room in Downtown Rochester, and we also have our beer out at bars throughout Western NY. A few beers are also sold in cans at the tasting room and at stores throughout the Rochester and Upstate New York area.

All beers in our tasting room can be purchased individually or in a flight of 4 or 6 beers. With your beer, we also serve a rotating menu of food prepared to order.

Happy Hour

Come to Roc Brewing Co. and begin the evening with a beer and something to eat. We’re open at 3pm just for you on Thursday and Friday. Happy Hour is from 3pm until 6pm with $1.00 off all regular Roc Brewing Co. pints. If you have to work until 5pm, still come on in, we’ll have a cold beer waiting for you.

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