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Genesee Brewing Company

Genesee Brewing 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 volume.

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.




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