Hop River Brewing Company was founded on the idea of using these four basic ingredients to create unique varieties of craft beer. We treat our beer as an expression of our personality, from which we will create our identity as a local brewery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our taproom will be the place to have a pint, share stories with friends, and create memories. As Hop River’s identity takes shape, we look forward to being a part of the downtown community and it’s continued rebirth.
Ben and Paris met over a beer at local downtown staple. Both quickly recognized their common dream of opening a brewery. With Ben living in DC and Paris being a Ft. Wayne native, they continued discussing their dreams through a long distance friendship. After months of collaboration and Ben's move to Fort Wayne Hop River Brewing Company was born.
Our logo represents the elements of our founders’ personal paths and Hop River’s journey toward the future. The three stars of DC and the three rivers of Fort Wayne, coming together to create something greater than their parts.