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Genesee Brew House


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The Genesee Brew House was once part of the original Genesee Brewery campus, founded more than 100 years ago. We’ve taken this building and transformed it into a special place that tells our story and the story of brewing beer in Rochester, New York.
Before it was the Brew House, this building was referred to as “Building #9.” At the start of the 20th century, when Standard Brewing Company owned this property, Building #9 housed their state-of-the-art bottling line. When Prohibition struck in 1920, Standard, along with all other American breweries, stopped brewing. Building #9 was later purchased by Genesee, serving as a storage facility until 2012.
The Brew House bar, built by Genesee employees and made from old barrels found on Genesee grounds.
The curve in the bar brings to mind the beer barrels it was made from
The Brew House, looking west, down Cataract Street
The Pilot Brewing coming together with the addition of some shiny tanks.
We used the building’s original window framing when installing the new windows.
A Genesee employee sanding the 40-foot Brew House bar. The soon-to-be Exhibit Area in the Brew House.
The Brew House bar nearing completion. The two lines of rings give it the look of an old wooden barrel.
The entrance to the Pilot Brewery area and its tasting bar.
The tasting bar in the Pilot Brewery area, nearly complete.
Lots of taps, lots of beer in the Pilot Brewery tasting area.
It’s Finished!
The Genny Sports exhibit in the Genesee Museum area of the Brew House.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, August 31st, 2012. The Brew House Ribbon-Cutting ceremony NYS Senator Joseph E. Robach (56th senate district) Thomas S. Richards, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester City Council President Dana K. Miller, Rochester City Council Vice President Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Executive Raquel Palmer, Partner at KPS Capital Partners Rich Lozyniak, CEO of North American Breweries
“Jennys” serving from the bar
Grand Opening September 8th, 2012
We’ve dedicated the Brew House to the hardworking people who have brewed our iconic beers for generations. When you walk through our Brew House doors, we hope you will get to know our brewers, learn how our beer is made and discover its history in every corner of our building. And while you’re here, we hope you enjoy a nice cold Genesee Beer with a friend or two and lift your glasses in celebration. Because that’s what the Genesee Brew House is all about. Cheers!
Genesee Brew House Est. 2012