Not only the beautiful surroundings and tasteful beers make Raquette River Brewing what it is today. It’s also OUR PEOPLE! Let’s meet them all so you know what we are talking about.
I had one too many beers in Mark’s garage one night, the next thing I knew we had bought an old cable company garage on Balsam Street.
Home brewing in Mark’s garage.
I was born in Gouverneur, N.Y and have lived in Tupper Lake since 1970.
I am an avid woodworker and love to camp with my wife Jennie and dog Nala.
The American IPA and Light Lager.
What I love most about RRB is the diversity of our customers, they come from all different walks of life, nationalities and geography. I’ve met people from all over the world at RRB and the one thing we have in common is the love of beer.
From the start. 10 years.
RRB was born from a love of craft beer in my kitchen.
Tupper Lake, NY
Hike, listen to music, and travel to other Breweries.
ALL of the IPA’s
I love the sense of community and meeting people from all walks of life. I’m looking forward to the growth of RRB and Tupper Lake as a whole.
My dad, Joe Hockey.
Tupper Lake, NY
Go on adventures with my kids, husbands, and dogs. Fishing, camping, and hiking!
Woodwalker New England IPA.
Meeting all the new people and dogs! I am excited about the growth and to see all the new things the Brewers come up with!
Tupper Lake, NY.
Reading, camping, spending time with my kids.
Winter: Chocolate Raspberry Stout.
Whole Year: Woodwalker New England IPA.
I love having such great co-workers and being able to work in such a positive work environment where everyone around me is passionate about what they do! My favorite part about my job is meeting amazing people from all around the world!
My father got me into the industry, but I have developed a strong passion for brewing in the last 3 years.
Tupper Lake, NY.
Fly fishing… you find me on the river, or brown pond!
Favorite beer to brew: Woodwalker New England IPA.
Favorite beer we make: Any kettle sours.
Imperial Pumpkin. It has more ingredients than our regular beers which makes the process more fun!
Family. Everybody here is an important aspect to make RRB what it is. Although many of us are actually brothers and sisters, everybody is family here. I’m excited to watch growth and continue making awesome beers with some awesome co-workers!
I bought a home brew set with my friends when I was 20, so we could make/drink beer and play darts.
I like reading and learning. During the summer I like hiking, fishing, swimming, and paddling. During the winter, I like snowshoeing. I can be found in the woods or at my in-laws camp on Lake Ontario.
Favorite beer to brew: Double IPA or NEIPA Batch Series.
Favorite beer we make: Chocolate Raspberry Stout or Watermelon Cucumber Kolsch.
The NEIPA Batch Series and our World IPA Series from Summer of 2021. It allows the 3 of us to be our most creative!
I like brewing beer with my degenerate friends. I am excited about moving up to the OWD and working on a new brew system.
Mark Jessie and my love for craft beer.
Play guitar, live and at home. Going to Breweries with my beautiful wife and puppy! You can find me traveling/eating delicious food.
Favorite beer to brew: House NEIPA.
Favorite beer we make: NEIPA Batch Series.
Any new recipe because we get to experiment and try out new ideas and techniques.
Being a part of the craft brewing community. While building and growing with my fellow Brewers, Brewhouse staff and Front of House staff. I am excited about what heights we can reach as we expand and strive for better and even more delicious brews!
The craft aspect of the industry is the most alluring. Being part of a hand crafted brew is so rewarding!
OG Tupper Lake boi.
The Puck Drop Sour, a great sour comes with a good pairing of flavors. Lemon and black raspberry? I’m there.
Watching the exponential growth of this brewery is amazing. It’s a pleasure to be a part of the process and my dope co-workers make life great!
Wanting to be a part of the family business.
Tupper Lake, NY.
Out in the woods or skateboarding with friends.
The Chaga beer (Chugga Chugga Chaga Brown Ale).
Whenever incorporating locally sourced ingredients.
Bringing people the opportunity to have new experiences and form new memories.
Tupper Lake, NY.
Video games, and spend time with family.
The people and working where dogs can come.
Labeling the cans in the Brewhouse.
Took business classes in high school and have been doing this line of work my whole life.
Lived in Tupper Lake my whole life.
Love to quilt.
Don’t like beer, have never tasted any of them, lol!
I love the flexibility with my job to rearrange my schedule if needed and having Mark & Joe for bosses, make things enjoyable to come to work everyday. I see big changes and growth in the near future for the Brewery with our expansion.
Tanner and Joe Hockey initially got me into the industry.
I have been at RRB for 7 years and can easily see myself with RRB for at least 7 more. I love my job and co-workers, we make a great team!
Tupper Lake, New York.
When I’m not at RRB, you can find me drawing and painting in my studio, spending time with family, snowboarding, golfing, hiking trails, or seeking out my next adventure with my boyfriend Tanner and our dog Layla.
Asking me to choose my favorite RRB beer is like asking me to choose my favorite artist, the options seem endless. The American IPA and New England Style IPAs are normally my go-to beers but I also really enjoy trying new brews as the brewers experiment with new recipes.
All of our brewers put forth so much effort, thought, and passion into their recipes that it is impossible for me to pick just one!
What I love most about RRB is the work environment! All of the employees are passionate about their role and we all get along great! Our customers are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I get to communicate with new people everyday and learn about where they are from, while sharing our reflections of the many delicious beers on tap.
I am very excited to see RRB continue to grow and to keep seeing our brews in new locations throughout New York.
Since I am new to Tupper Lake, I was looking for a welcoming place to work for one summer. RRB was that place! I ended up enjoying my job so much that I currently have no plans of leaving.
I enjoy trail running and electric dirt bike riding. Most of the time I am hanging out with my boyfriend Chase and our new puppy, Cricket.
The Double IPA is definitely my favorite. Over the winter I developed an obsession with the Smoked Red Ale. I also miss the Strawberry Rhubarb Sour!
I think it’s so much fun how the employees are all friends. My coworkers have definitely helped me feel at home in Tupper Lake. I am excited for this summer and to see all of the new, creative recipes!
Quick friendships with Mark & Joe and loving the atmosphere at RRB from the moment my husband and I moved here 6 years ago!
My full-time job I’m a Coordinator for an incredible work program for people with disabilities. Any free time you can find me with my husband and our pup Lennon, cooking, traveling, crafting & drawing, camping, paddling, and seeing our favorite bands!
Summer Ale! It’s a lemon packed crusher. And obviously, the entire NEIPA series.
The outpouring support from the RRB family and the freedom to create! I’m excited for the continuous new recipes, the places we’ll pop up next, & the continuous growth for RRB and the community.
ALL ARE WELCOME