Joe began home brewing over 20 years ago, and his hobby quickly became an obsession! Joe's years of brewing experience, combined with his wife, Robyn's, business degrees and experience, led to the creation of Pokro Brewing Company.
In 2013, Joe and Robyn incorporated the business and began remodeling the 5,000 square foot building that would soon become the brewery and tasting room for Pokro Brewing Company. On February 13, 2015, the brewery held a soft opening for select family and friends, and on February 14, 2015, Pokro Brewing Company opened to the public.
The name is derived from Joe's nickname in high school: Pokro, which is the shortened version of his last name of Pokropinski (Polish pronunciation is POKE-row-pin-ski, but it is commonly pronounced the Americanized version of pahk-ROW-pin-ski).
In 2017, we upgraded our brewing equipment for the 2nd time, and are now operating on a 10 BBL boil kettle and 10 & 20 BBL fermentation vessels & brite tanks.