Roughtail Brewing first participated in OCBF in 2014, but attended as craft beer fans from the beginning!
Founders and Owners Blaine Stansel and Tony Tielli were well versed in craft beer before they began brewing. Honing in on their tastes and preferences led them to begin the venture and head down the rabbit hole that is craft beer!
Roughtail faced challenges as all startups do, but powered through with persistence and a passion for great beer. Before they opened they invested in solid branding. When they received final proofs for their logos and website, the dream began to feel more like reality! They’ve had a solid past few years of growth with ever-increasing sales, the opening of their taproom, and new and limited releases. They offer a solid line-up year round including Little Blue Pils, Everything Rhymes with Orange, Roughtail IPA and Pale Ale, 12th Round, and Hoptometrist. The Double IPA, Hoptometrist and juicy, citrusy IPA, Everything Rhymes with Orange are best sellers and crowd wow-ers. Though, Everything Rhymes with Orange can be a little harder to come by as it’s only released once a month.
The Roughtail team consists of Co-owners and Founders, Blaine Stansel and Tony Tielli. Blaine is the CEO, Tony is head brewer with support from brewer Matt Denham. You’ll recognize Jeff Caillouette selling and serving Roughtail about town. You’ll find Katie Radke leading tours and tastings in the brewery.
Roughtail looks forward to OCBF every year. They fondly remember their first year and what it felt like to be the new guys.They really enjoy meeting and encouraging the up and coming brewers. Blaine’s favorite beer from OCBF 2016 was a sour from Stonecloud’s. He’s really excited for them and their impending opening – as are we!
This weekend they’ll celebrate four years with a special release, 4th Anniversary Ale with Passionfruit! Stop by their party on Saturday April 1st, from 12-9PM at 1279 N. Air Depot Boulevard. They’ll have live music, can drop, karaoke, food trucks, yard games, tons of special releases that are sure to make for a really great time. 21 and up to enter, pet friendly, come and go as you please. For more details check out their facebook event page or website. See you there!