We're Ben and Joy Braddock, and along with our little brewer's assistant Iyla, we're running a mom and pop craft beer taproom in the heart of Parkville, Hartford. When we were venturing into beer nerdom in our early twenties, we often dreamed of opening up our own place, and wanted it to be as welcome and comfortable as your own living room. Fast forward almost a decade later, after quitting the corporate gig, brewing all around the state, and putting the dream into action with the help of our family and friends, and Hog River Brewing Co. has come to life. It's truly a dream come true.
Bringing a craft beer taproom experience to Hartford was our goal from the get-go. We love this city and we believe in its potential. And the buzz we feel humming through the city now has never been stronger. Having traveled to beer destination cities around the country, we saw how taprooms can serve as community-oriented spaces that bring people together. Our taproom allows people to kick-back, hang out and feel like they are at home. It's not just about the beer, it's about spending time with family and friends, playing games, talking, laughing, toasting to good times. We're thrilled to bring this experience to Hartford and have it serve our Parkville community as a gathering space for all.