Genesee Brewing Company
Company is an American brewery located along the Genesee River in Rochester,
New York. From 2000 to 2009, the company was known as the High Falls Brewing
Company. In 2009, High Falls was acquired by the capital investment firm KPS
Capital. Together with also newly acquired Labatt USA, KPS merged the two
companies as North American Breweries. Along with this change, High Falls
Brewery changed its name back to the original "Genesee Brewing Company"
operating under the North American Breweries name. According to 2009
figures, the company is the 9th largest brewing company in America by sales
History of Names
The Aqueduct Spring Brewery, the first brewery located in Rochester, New
York, opened in 1819. In 1857, Rau & Reisky Brewery, later changed to Reisky
& Spies, was established. In 1878, Reisky & Spies was purchased and renamed
as the Genesee Brewery. In 1932, after the repeal of Prohibition, the
company was reopened as the Genesee Brewing Company. From 2000 to 2009, the
company was known as the High Falls Brewing Company.
Genesee Cream Ale
Genesee Cream Ale, also known commonly as Genny Cream or "Screamers" among
people in Western New York where Genesee is based, was originally brewed in
1960. The beer is recognized for winning two consecutive gold medals at the
Great American Beer Festival.
Dundee Ales & Lagers
In 1994, Genesee introduced J.W. Dundee's Honey Brown., which has proven to
be one of their most popular brews. It won a Gold Medal at the 2004 World
Beer Cup.In 2006 High Falls added two new beers to the J.W. Dundee's family,
J.W. Dundee's American Pale Ale and J.W. Dundee's American Amber Lager.