Ghost Hawk Brewing Company PRESS KIT


Ghost Hawk Brewing Company is a collaborative effort between two Clifton natives, Tom Rachelski and Steve Bauer. Born from a passion for delicious beer, and escaping the mundane routines of everyday life, this project has been in the planning stages behind the scenes for quite some time. With the addition of veteran brewmaster Chris Sheehan, this venture is only a short time away from coming to life. We have secured a killer location in our hometown of Clifton, NJ, and we are ready to quench your thirst with a dynamite selection of hand-crafted ales, lagers, stouts and more.


The name Ghost Hawk is a dedication to the fallen brother and friend of the brewery owners. The long story can be read here: https://www.ghosthawkbrewing.com/about-us/


We are located at 321 River Road in Clifton, NJ. We are occupying a 3500+ sq ft space in Unit #6. Our next door neighbor, caddy-corner in Unit #5, is Silk City Distillers - Clifton's first locally-sourced, sustainable, craft distillery. Directly across the street, is Rutt's Hut, recently voted best hot dog in the nation for the second year in a row by The Daily Meal. These three entities in such a close proximity will create a very unique destination in New Jersey.

our timeline.

As with any venture, you must plan for the unexpected. That being said, if we hit no major delays, we are projecting to be open sometime this fall, between mid-October and early-November.

our team.

(Left - VP, Steve Bauer / Center - President, Tom Rachelski / Right - Brewmaster, Chris Sheehan)

what's on tap.

We will be brewing four classic-style flagship beers, which will be available year-round in our tasting room: IPA, Lager, Stout, & American Wheat. In addition, we will feature a rotating selection of seasonal beers, small batch releases, imperial styles, and more. We will also be working with our neighbors at Silk City Distillers on barrel-sharing projects.

Brewery patrons will be able to enjoy sampler flights of different beer selections, or pints of their favorite style. Patrons can also take beer to go - glass growlers, crowler cans, and (eventually) 4- and 6-packs.

beyond beer.

In addition to brewing delicious beer, our facility will be open to the public Wed-Sun for tours and tastings. Our industrial facility will feature a walk-up bar, standing room, and comfortable seating. We will be using our space often to showcase local artists, keeping our interior aesthetics ever-changing and fresh, like our rotating selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers. Our facility will also be available for private events.

we'd love to hear from you.

Tom Rachelski / President: tom@ghosthawkbrewing.com

Steve Bauer / VP: steve@ghosthawkbrewing.com

Chris Sheehan / Brewmaster: chris@ghosthawkbrewing.com

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