RJ Rockers Brewing
While riding a chairlift high atop a mountain in Pocatello, Idaho I had an epiphany: Why not start your own brewery and have free beer for life? And fifteen months later, the dream became a reality. RJ Rockers Brewing Company opened its doors in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in April 1997, on a mission to provide delicious, hand-crafted beer to the good people of the Upstate.
Originally a brewpub, Rockers quickly became the soul of downtown nightlife and served as a catalyst for the revitalization of Morgan Square. 5 1/2 years and thousands of “SpartanBurgers” later, Rockers ended Chapter 1 as a brewpub in November 2002 and began Chapter 2 with the transition to a production brewery. Over the next six years, and with a lot of help from the Sons of the Fermentation, RJ Rockers flourished throughout South Carolina and could be found at favorite watering holes and fine stores everywhere…sort of.
After maxing out capacity at our 1,200 barrel, windowless, cinder block, location, and suffering from a severe Vitamin D deficiency, Rockers made its triumphant return to Downtown Spartanburg in August 2009. The brewery now anchors the West End of Downtown Spartanburg, affectionately and appropriately known as the Grain District. We host Tours and Tasting and “Hoppy Hours” every Tuesdays – Saturdays, and with over 16,000 barrels of capacity, RJ Rockers beer can now be found throughout the Southeast on draft, in bottles and cans in fine stores everywhere, but we’re not done yet.