The brewery opened its doors in June 2011. Dan Pease, the owner of the brewery, is a Rockland native. Dan’s vision is to provide a wide selection of quality beers to customers and several culinary selections that complement the flavors of these beers. Since its doors opened, the brewery has become a favorite for many local residents. Rock Harbor Brewery's popularity among tourists is also growing, and the venue is included as a must-try pub in brewery guides, New England beer tours and travel guides.
Dan also wanted to start a brewery within the venue, and that goal quickly became a reality. As a talented home brewer, he knew the need for a good brewing system that worked well within the historic building where Rock Harbor is located. He patiently looked for a quality, all-electric system and soon found one. After he purchased and installed it, brewing operations started and his dream became real. In addition to a variety of quality beers, the pub serves several varieties of beers brewed in-house.
The Rock Harbor Brewery Difference
Rockland is known for unique food and drink venues, and Rock Harbor Brewery quickly climbed the favored list as a brewpub with its own in-house beers. The fresh beer varieties brewed to perfection are the main draw. Since the brewery has become so popular with locals and tourists, Dan brews his own beer nearly every day to keep up with the demand. Varieties include everything from roasted and light malt to chocolate undertones and creamy stout.
From homemade burgers to mouthwatering Irish stew, there is something on the food menu to please every palate. Visitors can enjoy the quiet ambiance of sitting at a table or the livelier atmosphere of the bar, where sports fans gather to watch events on TV. On select dates, there are cribbage tournaments, open mic nights and trivia challenges.
When to Visit Rock Harbor Brewery
Rock Harbor Brewery opens at noon. The welcoming atmosphere, fresh fare, in-house beer varieties and social activities of this local brewing company all help bring people together. As a proud resident and local brewer of Rockland, Dan welcomes all guests to try his delicious beer and food menu. This is a great pub to visit several times throughout the year as new favorites are added seasonally. Visitors can also take a brewery tour to learn more about it and see how their beer is made.