Rochester, New York: Genesee Brew House Museum

The story of a regional beer favorite, Genesee cream ale, is told at a museum above a restaurant. See the competing 12-horse ale team.

Genesee Brew House

Address:
25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
Directions:
St. Paul St. and Cataract St.
Hours:
M-W 11-10, Th-Sa 11-11, Su 12-10 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
585-263-9200
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12 Horse Ale.

Genesee Brew House Museum

While in Rochester, NY last week I found the Genesee Ale House. I believe they re-purposed a building on the company's grounds in the last few years, with a restaurant on the second floor and beer garden and museum/gift shop on the first floor. The museum has some campy memorabilia, including industrial-era posters and cheesecake ads featuring girls fishing while drinking beer.

Scale models depict the factory complex and a beer wagon pulled by horses -- did Gennie 12 Horse Ale have the jump on Budweiser's Clydesdales?

[Roger Crook, 09/07/2016]

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