RJ ROCKERS
 Spartanburg, S.C.

The company
RJ Rockers Brewing Company became Spartanburg's first brewery in 1997, when owner and brewer Mark Johnsen set out on a mission to provide the people of the Upstate with the best microbrewed beer they had ever tasted. Mark, a New Jersey native, had loved brewing beer for his friends and family for years. Following his service in the 1991 Gulf War, Mark was stationed in Germany as a member of the United States armed forces, and he took this opportunity to learn as much as possible about brewing from the experts. By the time he was honorably discharged from the service, he was ready to take his beer to the public.

Mark established RJ Rockers Brewing Company as a brewpub in Spartanburg's historic downtown Morgan Square in 1997. Over the course of the next five years, RJ Rockers became a favorite downtown meeting place. Patrons could sample as many as ten different craft-brewed beers on any given day, with favorites ranging from a light golden Kolsch to a dark, sweet Stout, while watching the new batches brewed before their eyes in the glass-enclosed brewhouse. Rockers patrons enjoyed the best beer around, excellent food, and entertainment ranging from live rock and roll bands to fiercely competitive trivia contests hosted by the owner and brewer himself.

After five successful years of building a reputation for having some of the best and freshest craft-brewed beers in South Carolina, RJ Rockers made the transition into the microbrewing industry. The brewpub on Morgan Square is gone. Rockers beer is no longer available on only one set of taps and only in downtown Spartanburg.

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The Beers


Shelf talkers

RJ Rockers Patriot Ale
#BXX191001BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00005 4
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00078 8
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 00009 2
This American pale ale is aggressively hopped with Challenger and Cascade and has a sweet caramel finish. The Cascade hop gives it that West Coast style taste of pine and citrus.

BRONZE MEDAL
Carolina Championship of Beer 2010


B - BeerAdvocate (November 2009)

National Retail Price: $10.99 / 6 packs

RJ Rockers Patriot Ale 5.16 G keg
#BVV191010BMS

RJ Rockers Patriot Ale 15.5 G keg
#BRR191006BMS

RJ Rockers Patriot Ale "Dry Hopped" 10 G Firkin
#BHH191038BMS


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RJ Rockers Bald Eagle Brown
#BXX191002BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00004 7
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00061 0
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 00008 5
A traditional English-style brown ale, but with more body. Its deep brown color comes from a combination of Chocolate and Black malts. Tall, dark and smooth.

SILVER MEDAL
Carolina Championship of Beer 2010


B - BeerAdvocate (November 2009)

National Retail Price:
$10.99 / 6 packs

RJ Rockers Bald Eagle Brown 5.16 G keg
#BVV191011BMS

RJ Rockers, Bald Eagle Brown Ale 10 GL firkin
#BHH191000BMS


RJ Rockers Bald Eagle Brown 15.5 G keg
#BRR191007BMS


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RJ Rockers Light Rock Ale
#BXX191036BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00010 8
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00011 5
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 00012 2
A light-bodied ale brewed in the tradition of a German Kolsch, this is the perfect post-lawn mowing beer.
4.5% abv


B - BeerAdvocate (November 2009)

National Retail Price:
$10.99 / 6 packs

RJ Rockers Light Rock Ale 5.16 G keg
#BVV191033BMS

RJ Rockers, Light Rock Ale 10 GL firkin
#BHH191034BMS

RJ Rockers Light Rock Ale 15.5 G keg
#BRR191035BMS


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Sell Sheet

RJ Rockers Bell Ringer Ale 24/case
#BXX191003BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00016 0
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00017 7
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 00018 4
This high gravity offering weighs in at 8.5% abv and is delightfully loaded with malt and hops.

BRONZE MEDAL
Carolina Championship of Beer 2010


B+ - BeerAdvocate (November 2009)

National Retail Price: $11.99 / 6 packs


RJ Rockers Bell Ringer Ale 5.16 G keg
#BVV191012BMS

RJ Rockers, Bell Ringer Ale 10 GL firkin
#BHH191030BMS

RJ Rockers Bell Ringer Ale 15.5 G keg
#BRR191008BMS

RJ Rockers Witty Twister White Ale 24/case
#BXX191054BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00041 2
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00042 9
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 00043 6
This White Ale is mildly hopped in order to to allow the Belgian yeast esters and citrusy overtones from the coriander and orange peel to stand out. Very mild, very refreshing with a champagne-like finish.

Poured a golden pale yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, banana, and subtle earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, banana, fruit, and subtle earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Very well balanced and easy drinking would be the best way I would describe this one. Didn't really have a lot to set it above the rest of the style, but is still a very solid offering that most fans of the style would enjoy.

ABV: 4.75%

National Retail Price: $--.-- / 6 packs


RJ Rockers Witty Twister White Ale 5.17 G keg
#BVV191056BMS

RJ Rockers Witty Twister White Ale 15.5 G keg
#BRR191055BMS

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RJ Rockers First Snow Ale 24/case
#BXX191004BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00022 1
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00023 8
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 00024 5
The First Snow Ale is an American-style pale ale, moderately hopped with Willamette and Czech Saaz.  It also happens to have 15 pounds of honey and almost every spice in the cabinet thrown in: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange peel and allspice.

B+ - BeerAdvocate (November 2009)

National Retail Price: $10.99 / 6 packs

RJ Rockers First Snow Ale 5.16 G keg
#BVV191013BMS

RJ Rockers, First Snow Ale (Special Blend) 10 GL firkin
#BHH191032BMS

RJ Rockers First Snow Ale 15.5 G keg
#BRR191009BMS

RJ Rockers Box of Rocks 2x12/12 Oz
#BXX191005BMS
UPC code PACK: 1 86682 00025 2
Each case contains 2 variety packs of 12 bottles each.
(3 Patriot Ale, 3 Bald Eagle Brown, 3 Son of a Peach, 3 Bell Ringer).

National Retail Price: $11.99 / 6 packs


High Quality Label
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RJ Rockers Black Perle Ale 24/12oz
#BXX191047BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00038 2
UPC code PACK: 1 86682 00039 9
9.5% abv.  It was "octo-hopped" with eight hop additions in a ninety-minute boil, averaging over 1.5 lbs/barrel.  Very thick, very chocolatey with a hint of coffee at the end.
Anticipated release date is late November"


BRONZE MEDAL

Carolina Championship of Beer 2010


"Is a new beer style emerging? The Black IPA, known by some as Cascadian Dark Ale, and most seem to be double in strength. Hoppy dark beers? We are down with that.
Dark and heady, not nearly pitch black but pretty damn dark, and the lacing does a great jump, staying on the glass. Minty, piney and mildly orangey hop nose runs up against a wall of toasted grain and brown bread aromas. Smooth, with a well-rounded medium body. Very light-roasted maltiness throughout; carob powder and mild roasted coffee comes to mind. Hops keep on coming back around with pungent waves of pine, citrus and herbal hop oil. Bitterness is clear in its intention and cuts through the beer quite easily, yet the malt base does not fall apart ... balance is present. Hoppy and choco- laty make for a bittersweet finish."
- Beer Advocate Magazine (Issue #39, Apr 2010): 94 pts  Exceptional

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Rate Beer (as of January 17th 2013 with 150 reviews): 94 pts


National Retail Price:
$10.99/ 4-pack




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RJ Rockers Black Perle Ale 12/22oz
#B46191017BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00027 6
9.5% abv.  It was "octo-hopped" with eight hop additions in a ninety-minute boil, averaging over 1.5 lbs/barrel.  Very thick, very chocolatey with a hint of coffee at the end.
Anticipated release date is late November"


BRONZE MEDAL
Carolina Championship of Beer 2010


"Is a new beer style emerging? The Black IPA, known by some as Cascadian Dark Ale, and most seem to be double in strength. Hoppy dark beers? We are down with that.
Dark and heady, not nearly pitch black but pretty damn dark, and the lacing does a great jump, staying on the glass. Minty, piney and mildly orangey hop nose runs up against a wall of toasted grain and brown bread aromas. Smooth, with a well-rounded medium body. Very light-roasted maltiness throughout; carob powder and mild roasted coffee comes to mind. Hops keep on coming back around with pungent waves of pine, citrus and herbal hop oil. Bitterness is clear in its intention and cuts through the beer quite easily, yet the malt base does not fall apart ... balance is present. Hoppy and choco- laty make for a bittersweet finish."
- Beer Advocate Magazine (Issue #39, Apr 2010): 94 pts  Exceptional

-
Rate Beer (as of January 17th 2013 with 150 reviews): 94 pts

National Retail Price:
$9.99/ btl


RJ Rockers Black Perle Ale 5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
#BVV191028BMS

RJ Rockers, Black Perle Ale 10 GL firkin
#BHH191037BMS

RJ Rockers Black Perle Ale 15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
#BRR191027BMS




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Shelf Talker / Case Card

RJ Rockers Son of a Peach Wheat Ale 24/case
#BXX191014BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00022 1
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00023 8
An unfiltered American wheat ale made with real mean peaches. The only thing missing is the fuzz. Savor the anger. Available during the late Spring and Summer months
5.8% abv

"OUTSTANDING" - Beer Advocate

National Retail Price:
$10.99 / 6 packs


RJ Rockers Son of a Peach Wheat Ale 5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
#BVV191016BMS

RJ Rockers, Son of a Peach Wheat Ale, 10 GL firkin
#BHH191037BMS

RJ Rockers Son of a Peach Wheat Ale 15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
#BRR191015BMS

RJ Rockers Gruntled Pumpkin Ale 12Oz    24/case
#BXX191039BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00035 1
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 00036 8 
Seasonal Brew: Available during the late Fall and Winter months

Aspect: Pours a clear copper/golden color with a small straw-colored head that dissipates quickly leaving behind a very thin film and ring. Almost no lacing left behind but fairly good legs.

Smell: Really nice aroma that isn't too spicy or too pumpkiny. A bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and a decent amount of pumpkin that smells like it has both roasted and fresh pumpkin in it. A bit of an earthiness in the background, too, which is reminiscent of being in a pumpkin patch.

Taste: Pumpkin up front with a touch of booze and then the spices kick in lightly afterward. Much like the taste, the pumpkin and spices vie against one another to be dominant, but they are really pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. Slightly drying at the finish.

Drinkability: Pretty well balanced and tasty for the style. Not overly spicy and not overly pumpkiny, which was a pleasant surprise. Just a slight hint of booze, but overall, very easy to put down. A really nice effort and a tasty treat.

National Retail Price:
$10.99 / 6 packs


RJ Rockers Gruntled Pumpkin Ale 5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
#BVV191041BMS

RJ Rockers Gruntled Pumpkin Ale 15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
#BRR191041BMS

RJ Rockers Fish Paralyzer 12/22oz
#B46191018BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00029 0
UPC code 6 PACK:

The follow-up to Black Perle from the RJ Rockers “Ales from the Darkside” series.
Fish Paralyzer is a Belgian-style Pale Ale that is moderately hopped with Tradition and Saaz. The grain bill calls for a combination of specialty malt to produce its sweetness and copper color. The Belgian Ale yeast used provides a strong Belgian essence of phenolic and spicy flavors and aromas.
7.5% abv.

National Retail Price: $9.99 / 6 packs


RJ Rockers Fish Paralyzer Ale 5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
#BVV191020BMS

RJ Rockers
Fish Paralyzer Ale  15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
#BRR191019BMS

RJ Rockers Rockhopper 12/22oz
#B46191022BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00031 3
UPC code CASE:
This ninety-minute west coast-style IPA has nine hope additions of Warrior and Amarillo and comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs. A tongue-twisting treat for the hophead in all of us!
Special Edition Ale 
7.5% abv


RJ Rockers Rockhopper  5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
#BVV191021BMS

RJ Rockers Rockhopper  15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
#BRR191023BMS



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RJ Rockers Buckwheat After Dark 24/12oz
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BXX191024BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 0002 2
UPC code 6 PACK:
1 86682 00034 4
This Dunkelweizen is overlaid with chocolaty flavors and fruity aromas, a beer that's so good it redefines the word bad. That's right...BAD is good!
MALTS:  
Bonlander, Caraplis, Chocolate, Black, Wheat
HOPS: Tradition and Saaz
ABV: 6%



RJ Rockers Buckwheat After Dark  5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
#BVV191026BMS

RJ Rockers Buckwheat After Dark  15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
#BRR191025BMS



RJ Rockers, The Fix, Oatmeal Coffee Stout, 10 GL firkin
#BHH191038BMS
Abv is 8.0%.
The Fix is an oatmeal coffee stout made with a mocha java blend from Spartanburg roaster, Old World Cafe. For this firkin, we have added two handfuls of bourbon soaked oak chips for added flavor and aroma.


RJ Rockers The Fix, Oatmeal Coffee Stout, 5.17 GL Keg (sixtel)
No oak chips !
#BVV191046BMS

RJ Rockers The Fix, Oatmeal Coffee Stout, 15.5 GL Keg (1/2 keg)
No oak chips !
#BRR191045BMS

NEW SEASONAL COMING APRIL 2014
This is the replacement for the "Impeachment Wheat Ale"

RJ Rockers Peachy King, Wheat Ale, 24/case
#BXX191057BMS
UPC code BOTTLE: 1 86682 00038 2
UPC code 6 PACK: 1 86682 000-- -
UPC code 24 CASE: 1 86682 000-- -

It is an Imperial Peach Wheat Ale. 9% ABV. Finished with Coriander. A richer version of SOAP.

ABV: 9%

National Retail Price: $--.-- / 6 packs




RJ Rockers, Peachy King, Wheat Ale, 5.17 GAL
#BVV191043BMS
Abv is 9%.
It is an Imperial Peach Wheat Ale. 9% ABV. Finished with Coriander. A richer version of SOAP.

RJ Rockers, Peachy King, Wheat Ale, 15.5 GAL
#BRR191042BMS
Abv is 9%.
It is an Imperial Peach Wheat Ale. 9% ABV. Finished with Coriander. A richer version of SOAP.

NEW LIMITED SPECIAL RELEASE FOR 2013


RJ Rockers, Train Wreck, IPA, 5.17 GAL
#BVV191044BMS
ABV-8%
IBU-80
HOPS- Warrior, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial
NOTES- Full bodied IPA that is a dark amber color. It is a malty beer but is well balanced by a complimenting and not overpowering hop profile.