Rising Storm Brewing Company™
We’re a small-scale microbrewery about a mile off exit 9 on I-390, only a half hour south of Rochester. We have a wide selection of craft beer brewed on-site, including lagers, IPAs, sours, stouts, seasonal, and specialty beers. We also have (hard) cider, wine, soda, and juice boxes for the kids. For food, we have plenty of options — we routinely schedule food trucks, have delivery menus available, and always allow food to be carried in. We’re family-friendly, dog-friendly, and offer a laid-back atmosphere where people can come together to relax and have fun. We have a cozy taproom and a beautiful outdoor space.
Thursday: 4-9 pm
Friday: 4-9 pm
Saturday: 1-9 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm
Rising Storm Brewing Company is dedicated to producing and delivering unique, innovative, fresh, and high quality craft beer to ensure complete customer satisfaction, while promoting a sense of community and partnership. Our mission is simple — make exceptional beer, deliver the most memorable craft beer experience, and have fun doing it!
What began as a hobby for a couple of homebrewers, quickly grew into a passion. With each batch of high quality craft beer, and each competition entered, we started thinking about the “what if.” Could we turn our hobby into a viable business? Could we make a career out of doing what we love, making, talking about, and sharing great craft beer?
As we actively started pursuing our passion of starting a brewery, we noticed a shift in the market. Smaller breweries began popping up all over the place. In addition to local breweries rapidly opening, shelf space in stores was becoming strained, pressured, and saturated. Beer stores offer thousands of options from the local area, the state, the country, and around the world. Grocery stores quickly followed suit, and started carrying hundreds of brands, and in some cases, now offer nearly everything that the dedicated beer stores offer.
With the aggressiveness and explosion of the craft beer market, we knew that finding a location that wasn’t already approaching the point of saturation was necessary to make opening a brewery a viable business venture. Since we both live in the Rochester area, that is the market we targeted. We scoped out different locations for quite some time, but finding the right location proved to be the biggest hurdle to overcome in cracking what was becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the country.
In July 2016, Livingston County’s Economic Development office organized an unprecedented competition to create a beer trail in an area that at the time had no breweries. Brew IN Livingston presented a wonderful opportunity, and as SUNY Geneseo alumni we knew Livingston County would be a great location for our brewery. We had seen other local breweries do extremely well in smaller towns because the community embraced them. That, paired with grant money and support from the county made this an amazing opportunity. We were fortunate enough to be selected as one of the winners, and after more than two years of hard work and dedication, our dream became a reality.
In September 2018 we opened our doors and have been humbled every day since with the support we get from the local community. We love what we do and can’t wait to share our passion for craft beer with. Cheers!
Free parking, handicap accessible, family-friendly, dog-friendly, live music, and food options