Now Hiring Taproom Staff Members

As construction accelerates at the brewery, it’s time for us to start building out the Riverlands team.

We’re now accepting résumés for part-time taproom staff members. Note that employment would not begin until mid-to-late-January.

What would the perfect candidate bring to the table, you ask?

- A high-energy, hard-working, yet laid-back personality
- A love for craft beer and discussing it in a knowledgeable fashion
- A passion for guest services and a clean, tidy work environment
- The ability to stand and move for long periods of time, as well as lift up to 50 lbs
- The availability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays
- Bartending / Taproom experience a plus
- BASSET certification required upon hiring
- Cicerone® Certified Beer Server (Level 1) preferred, and is required within 90 days of being hired (will be compensated)

Please send your résumé to jeremy@riverlandsbrewing.com.

Follow Along with Our Build Out!

Hey guys!

For those of you who follow our social media, you’ve seen plenty of build out progress photos. For some better quality and unique photos, follow our construction page! Things are moving along fast, with our fermenters and brite tanks already delivered and our brewhouse due next! Our walk in cooler is in place, and the taproom is coming along nicely. We aren’t quite ready to throw an opening projected date just yet, but we should have an idea in the next month or so!

Here's What We're Pouring at the Tri-City Craft Brew Fest!

Between last weekend and this weekend, we are brewing our beer for the Tri-City Craft Brew Festival. We'll be pouring three of our favorite beers at the fest that represent the things we do best. We hope you'll enjoy them as much as we do!

Pride of the Fox - Our 6% abv New England Style pale ale. This is our future house beer featuring Citra and Denali hops to pack a citrusy, mango, and pineapple hop punch. When you come into our taproom, there's a good chance this will be on tap.

Acid Rainbow: Buried in Berries - A 5.5% abv beer from our "sorbet style" kettle sour series. This beer is absolutely loaded with raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry. Expect there to still be pulp in your glass! We add vanilla to this beer to give you the feeling of drinking a delicious fruit smoothie.

First Catch of the Day - a huge 12% abv breakfast stout. Thick and chewy, this beer is a treat. We add coffee, maple, and vanilla to this one. You could pour this over pancakes!

Happy Friday,
Cheers!

Just a Little Update...

We're very excited to be working with Serena Sturm Architects, specifically Marty and Aaron Serena. Today, we're meeting at the new place to see some exciting floor plans they've put together for our brewery and taproom.

Riverlands will have an awesome taproom for you guys to relax and enjoy a few beers in. We're planning for a good amount of tables and bar seating, so finding an open spot to savor your suds in shouldn't be too tough. The feel will be comfortable and relaxing, but we'll have some games to keep you guys busy too. For those of you looking to see where the magic happens, there will of course be a view into the brewery area where you're likely to see me, our brewer Eric, scurrying around and making the fresh beer you'll have in your hands.

On the brewery operations side of things, Quality Tank Solutions is providing us with an All American Made 10 Barrel Brewhouse. The brewhouse is the heart of any brewery because its where the beer is actually made before it goes into the tanks. Being able to put out 10 barrels at a time means we'll have a good amount of beer for you guys when we open, and we'll have a variety of styles.

We're still gunning on a fall opening of this year, but building a taproom, getting our equipment, and getting all our permits and licenses together will take time. That means a winter open isn't out of the question, but lets think optimistically!

In the meantime, please come check us out at the homebrew tent at the Tri-City Craft Brew Festival on June 9th so you can see what we're all about!

Cheers everyone, and thanks for following along so far!
-Eric

We Have a Location!!!!!

We are very pleased to announce that after a solid year of searching, Riverlands finally has a location!  We will be located at 1860 Dean St Unit A in St Charles, IL.  Its a 4,800 square foot building, so it'll be a great spot that will allow us to have a pretty good sized taproom as well as adequate room to expand our brewery operation.

It'll be a while before we're up and running, but this first major obstacle has finally be cleared!  We'll be sure to keep everyone updated as the build out of the site progresses.  Cheers!

-Eric

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Happy New Year!

Finding a spot has been, and continues to be, a loooooooooong process. We have a place we're interested in, and are trying to work something out. 2017 has seen a lot of progress for us. We've come a long way towards making this thing a reality.

Still, I'm glad 2017 is done. We always knew 2018 is when the magic would happen. There's a chance it may take until 2019 until we pour the first beer in our taproom (God, I hope not) but this next year will see us get all the pieces in place and hopefully get this show on the road.

Thanks everyone for following along with our progress, and Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Eric