Bolero Snort Brewery
Carlstadt, New Jersey
About The Brewery
Bob Olson conjured up the idea of opening a commercial brewery back in 2011 and 2012. He had a dollar and a dream, but just a dollar… it wasn’t enough. Years were spent figuring it all out. What had began as an award-winning list of home brews called “Bob’s Beers” would migrate to the earliest days of “Bolero Snort Brewery”.
In 2013, the company was incorporated and become one of only 16 brewing companies in New Jersey, which was in it’s infancy of a craft beverage revolution.
Starting out and spending 7 years as a gypsy brewing out, the business ran as lean as possible – for a company with 2 plus sized gentlemen at the helm. Bob and Scott operated all facets of the business for many years with just the two of them, handling the functions of recipe development and implementation, exploration, sales, distribution, and more. They were extremely fortunate and grateful to have worked with over a dozen brewery partners throughout the region in creating and cultivating their beer lineup and were eternally grateful. Yet, they always kept their eye on the prize of opening up their own full-scale production facility to control their own fate and welcome their loyal customers into their home for the first time.
In 2019, that dream became a reality. Having built out a 16,000 square foot production brewery in the heart of the Meadowlands, Bolero Snort Brewery opened it’s doors for the first time. The team had ballooned to 13 people, all in specialized roles. On December 27, 2019, a whole new bull game began. And it was only just the beginning.
Now fully functional in a facility complete with a 30 Barrel American-Made brewhouse, increased fermentation capacity, in-house canning, comprehensive Quality Assurance systems, and a spacious and welcoming public tasting room, the team at Bolero Snort has taken it’s production and offerings to the next level. Check out some of our Hoof Crafted Ales and Lagers, and if you’re in the area, swing by the state-of-the-art production facility to learn more about what makes the bull charge. And should you bump into Scott while you’re there, make sure to ask him where the name “Bolero Snort” came from. He loves telling that story.