“Early in my homebrewing career, I fell in love with Belgian yeast. Not only does it offer the widest variety of flavor profiles, but it also creates drier beers, allowing us to craft balanced and refined brews that are both drinkable and delicious.”
– Matt Hess
Founder / Head Brewer
Matt and Jessica Hess opened the award-winning River North Brewery in February 2012. Brewing in Denver, Matt focuses on Belgian-style ales and American ales with a Belgian twist, with an emphasis on barrel-aging.A former engineer, Matt describes his brewing style as “yeast-centric,” showcasing his favorite ingredient in beer. In doing so, Matt pushes his beers beyond the norm, turning your palate on to the full spectrum of complexity imparted by Belgian yeasts.
River North was the first brewery to open in the RiNo neighborhood, but in October 2015, we said goodbye to our original location. We are now working to open a new production facility and taproom at 6021 Washington Street, allowing us to effectively double production and bring more beer to you!