Whether brewed from hops, barley malt or wheat, our Rochester breweries will give you plenty to explore and enjoy. Did you know that Rochester has been named one of the top citifies for beer in the country? Matador Networks called Rochester the “best city for beer in the northeast” and Smarter Asset ranked us on the list for best cities for beer drinkers in the U.S. With more than two dozen breweries in Monroe County alone, it is no surprise that visitors looking for cities with an amazing beer scene visit Rochester.
Be sure to grab a pint of the iconic Genesee Beer when you stop by the Genesee Brew House. Founded in 1878 in Rochester, the Genesee Brewing Company is one of the country's largest and oldest continually operating breweries. Other breweries to check out during your trip to Rochester, NY include Rohrbach Brewing Company, Roc Brewing Co., Strangebird Brewery, Sager Beer Works, Fairport Brewing Company, Irondequoit Beer Company, and Young Lion Brewing -- a women owned and operated brewery, tap room & event space overlooking the north end of Canandaigua Lake. To help you in planning, a full list of breweries in Rochester and Monroe County can be viewed here.