Our Story

While the idea to open a microbrewery originated in 2005 (when Bert and Christian brewed their first beer together), the concept of brewing and enjoying delicious beer is rooted in our family history. It’s a huge part of our family traditions and heritage that can be traced all the way back to the Old World.

It was through honoring our family’s roots, as well as our love of craft beer, that Common Roots Brewing Company was born. Our beers intermix old world traditions with new world inspirations. Since opening our taproom doors for the first time in December of 2014, we have continued to produce a variety beers that we hope all types palates can relate to and enjoy.

Community

Common Roots Brewing Company is excited to be on the growing list of local companies who understand and appreciate what it means to be part of a community. Protecting our natural resources, enjoying active lifestyles, and supporting other local businesses are ideals embedded into the mission of CRBC. These are also principles that are consistent with the personal values and lifestyles of the CRBC team.

Actively supporting the community we work in is important to CRBC. From day one, being part of something bigger than ourselves through community involvement has been our priority. This is reflected in the name of our brewery: Common Roots.

Brewing great beer is only part of our mission. We are constantly striving for connections and opportunities that support our community in positive ways. Feel free to reach out to us with your ideas about how we can become more involved with the community.

Sustainability

Common Roots Brewing Company’s commitment to sustainability began on day one. Our company’s philosophy is to run our business in a way that creates the least amount of stress on our local resources and also minimize the size of our waste stream. Stay tuned to find out what CRBC is doing to be a sustainable brewery.

Meet the Founders

Christian Weber – Co-Founder/Head Brewer Christian is the son in the father/son brewing team. He began his beer journey in 2005 as a home brewer in college and was taken on as an apprentice (another old world tradition) at a brewery in New Hampshire during grad school. After spending a few years working for an environmental nonprofit, Christian returned to his roots and opened Common Roots Brewing Company with his dad, Bert. Christian is currently the head brewer at CRBC and leads the creative process of recipe and product development. He and Bert work together to manage the day-to-day brewery operations and sales. Email Christian

Bert Weber – Co-Founder Growing up with parents from Germany, good beer has always been part of his family heritage. “Delicious beer has been part of the fabric of our family for as long as I can remember,” recalls Bert. Upon retiring from his 30-year career as a high school teacher, Bert was ready for a new adventure. Bert’s background in horticulture and design fueled the transformation of the warehouse building at 58 Saratoga Avenue. The inviting atmosphere of the CRBC beer garden and taproom are the direct products of Bert’s creative vision. Email Bert

Common Roots Team

Robin – General Manager & Yoga Instructor Robin brings the zen to Common Roots in more ways than one. In addition to keeping us all in order, Robin also instructs our monthly Yoga-at-the-Brewery series. Email Robin For more information about Yoga at the Brewery – click here.

Kalyn – Brand ManagerKalyn is CRBC’s official Brand Manager and unofficial beer taste tester.  Email Kalyn

Erin – Director of Marketing – Erin joined Common Roots in August 2016. After working inside the taproom for nearly a year, she has stepped into her marketing and communications role while dabbling in cellar operations. Contact Erin for all taproom and event inquiries. Email Erin

John – Director of Sales – John joined the Common Roots team in October 2016 to manage product packaging and assist with cellar operations. He now manages accounts, sales, and inventory. Email John

Shane – Senior Brewer/Head of Quality Control Shane joined the Common Roots team in August of 2015. He works closely with Christian in the brewery with brewing and cellar operations. Email Shane

Liam – Brewer – Liam joined the Common Roots team in August 2016 to manage cellar operations.  He comes to us with a background in distilling.  Email Liam

Keith – Cellar Operation/Packaging – Keith joined the team in June of 2017 after trading in a shirt and tie for brewer’s boots. He will assist in cellar and brewing operations.