U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Rochester area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 07-14-2019, 07:51 PM
63,222 posts, read 88,740,266 times
Reputation: 13811


Whether the pint glass is filled with an IPA, a sour or a stout, there are plenty of places to find a cold, frosty beer in the Flower City.

Or maybe Rochester should consider a name change to Hop City: A new report ranks Rochester 21st in the nation when it comes to craft breweries per capita.

"Since we've opened, there are now 11 breweries in downtown Rochester with the newest just opening up a month ago,” said Chris Spinelli of Roc Brewing Co. “It's a great culture, it's a great community that we're very lucky to have the community that we do."

"What's nice is everyone is doing something a little bit different so you're not boring,” said Geoff Dale of Three Heads Brewing. “Everything is a little bit funkier, some have a little bit more food options, some are more of a coffee club, some are more, like with us we have music Thursday, Friday, Saturday, we're more of an event space and we like to throw down."

With six breweries for every 50,000 people, Rochester was the only city in New York to make the top 25.

"Six months out of the year, if you don't ski there's not much else to do so you're going to drink beer and I think people just enjoy having a good beer,” Dale said. “When it's sort of ingrained in your culture by having a giant in your back yard it starts from there."

"If you look at the support locally, too, of Wegmans or your other beer stores like Beers of the World, AJ's Beer Warehouse, it's helped create a very diverse beer community,” Spinelli added. “Unlike, say, Buffalo, which is blowing up too, or Syracuse, which has a long history, we continue to have the history plus the support of the retailers."

It's a case where more competition is actually a good thing. More breweries in a neighborhood encourage walking and, in the warmer months, pedal tours.

"I think people expect us to be like rivals and we're not,” Dale said. “We do a lot of events where we get together and we do a lot of collaborations together. If people run out of ingredients they go to another brewery, when we had issues with some of our equipment we went to Genesee. We've gone to Lost Borough and we're like, 'hey can you help us out?' and vice versa."

"We get together, we drink, we share ingredients, we have a yeast sharing program with a number of breweries and we do as much as we can together,” Spinelli said. “Where we're unique is that we really do care about each other, we're all very tight knit and close friends."

Source: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/ro...ies-per-capita
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Rochester area
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top