Rochester in the News!

Rochester Brewing and Roasting has been recognized as one of Kansas City’s best breweries by Hop Culture magazine, along with seven other area microbreweries.  Citing Rochester’s unique title as Kansas City’s first craft brewery and coffee roaster under one roof, Hop Culture gave accolades to Rochester’s creative seasonal beverages as well as its top-rated ciders, … Read more

February Featured Artist: John Raux

World Traveler with Local Roots John Raux was born in Dakar, Senegal but has primarily lived in Kansas City. He studied illustration in Los Angeles at ArtCenter. After college he created a participatory gallery on 18th St. in Kansas City and screamed in the metal band James Dean Trio while working in the construction industry. … Read more

National Beer Can Day Jan. 24

It’s National Beer Can Day! What’s that, you ask? On January 24, 1935, beer was first sold in cans. The Gottfreid Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, NJ, partnered with the American Can Co. to try its innovative new cans. The hefty steel cans were pressurized, treated with a coating so the beer did not react … Read more

Perfect Pairings

With the rollout of our new food menu and freshly baked-in-house pastries, our team has come up with some tasty pairing ideas. Whether you’re in the mood for a sandwich and a beer, a pastry and coffee, a breakfast burrito and mimosa or any other combination, the possibilities are nearly endless! Matches Made In Heaven … Read more

New Year, New Menu

It’s a brand new year, and we are celebrating with the launch of Rochester Brewing and Roasting’s expanded menu of sandwiches, breakfast burritos and baked goods, including vegan and gluten-free choices. You’ll recognize some old favorites and innovative new options to pair with our craft beer, cocktails, coffee and tea! Sandwiches CHICKEN BACON: chicken, bacon … Read more

New Year’s Cheers: Embracing Kansas City’s Heart

In the heart of Kansas City, Rochester Brewing and Roasting has woven a four-year tale of exceptional craft beers. As we step into a new year, we seek to grow this communal love of beer beyond our own taprooms. Join us on this exciting journey as we launch our celebratory tapping event at the iconic … Read more

June First Fridays at Rochester

Join us for June First Fridays at Rochester for art, music, free beer samples, food and more! Once again, Rochester is joining our Crossroads neighbors to throw an epic party in our corner of the Crossroads on First Fridays. Live Music Our friends at the Folk Alliance International are hosting True Lions from 6-7 p.m. … Read more

New Beer German Pilsner

Rochester’s new beer German Pilsner, features a moderate hop bitterness with a clean dry finish. The Saaz hops bring an herbal and spicy hop flavor that pairs perfectly with the slight grainy sweetness. The timing is perfect since we have a Beer + Brat + Chips $10 combo meal for the upcoming NFL Draft at … Read more

New Beers on Tap This Month

Rochester has several new beers on tap just in time for warmer Spring weather: Belgian Saison This beer features prominent fruity esters with light notes of bubblegum and spice. A dry finish with light bitterness keeps it light and refreshing. Saisons were originally brewed for farmers and field workers to enjoy after a long day … Read more

New Hefeweizen on Tap

Rochester has just tapped a new hefeweizen. This classic German style wheat beer features prominent, but balanced notes of banana and clove and a soft doughy wheat backbone. A Little Background Our head brewer, David Bulcock, started brewing hefeweizen during his early days of home brewing more than a decade ago. In fact, it’s the … Read more

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