The beer list has been curated by Will Cleveland. All local breweries at the Expo were selected by public voting. We will be updating this page regularly up until the event so check back often.
Will Cleveland, a Rochester native and former investigative reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle, has been covering the western New York beer scene since 2014 — first at the D&C and now through a weekly newsletter, the Cleveland Prost. During his time chronicling beer, the Rochester scene has grown to more than 25 breweries in Monroe County, including 14 in the city of Rochester. He lives in the city of Rochester with his wife Cassie and infant son Audie. You can subscribe to his work at clevelandprost.substack.com.
THE BREWERIES 2023
42 North Brewing, East Aurora, N.Y.
Allagash Brewing, Portland, Me.
Aurora Brewing, King Ferry, N.Y.
Beer Tree Brew, Port Crane, N.Y.
Bellwoods Brewery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Big Ditch Brewing, Buffalo, N.Y.
Blood Brothers Brewing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Blue Barn Cidery, Greece, N.Y.
BriarBrothers Brewing, Buffalo, N.Y.
Celestial Beerworks, Dallas, Tx.
Cinderlands Brewing, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Community Beer Works, Buffalo, N.Y.
Copper Leaf Brewing, Pittsford, N.Y.
Counterpart Brewing, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Dewey Beer Co., Dewey Beach, De.
Eli Fish Brewing, Batavia, N.Y.
Embark Craft Ciderworks, Williamson, N.Y.
Eredità Beer, North Haven, Ct.
Fifth Frame Brewing, Rochester, N.Y.
Frequentem Brewing, Canandaigua, N.Y.
Genesee Brewery, Rochester, N.Y.
Godspeed Brewery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Great Notion Brewing, Portland, Or.
Grimm Artisanal Ales, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Happy Gut Sanctuary, Rochester, N.Y.
Heavy Reel Brewing, Seaside Heights, N.J.
Human Robot Beer, Philadelphia, Pa.
Imprint Beer Co., Hatfield, Pa.
Iron Tug Brewing, Rochester, N.Y.
Irondequoit Beer Co., Irondequoit, N.Y.
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham, Ma.
K2 Brothers Brewing, Penfield, N.Y.
Kettlehead Brewing, Tilton, N.H.
Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC), Brooklyn, N.Y.
Knucklehead Craft Brewing, Webster, N.Y.
Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma, Ca.
Laurentide Brewing, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Nine Spot Brewing, Rochester, N.Y.
Noble Shepherd Brewery, Bristol, N.Y.
Okay Beer Co., Honeoye Falls, N.Y.
Old Thunder Brewing, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Other Half Brewing, East Bloomfield, N.Y.
Pressure Drop Brewing, Buffalo, N.Y.
Prison City Brewing, Auburn, N.Y.
Resurgence Brewing, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rising Storm Brewing, Livonia, N.Y.
Roc Brewing Co., Rochester, N.Y.
Rohrbach Brewing, Rochester, N.Y.
Sager Beer Works, Rochester, N.Y.
Seed + Stone Cidery, Rochester, N.Y.
Silver Lake Brewing Project, Perry, N.Y.
Sloop Brewing, East Fishkill, N.Y.
Steuben Brewing, Pulteney, N.Y.
Stoneyard Brewing, Brockport, N.Y.
Strangebird Brewery, Rochester, N.Y.
Swiftwater Brewing, Rochester, N.Y.
Thin Man Brewery, Buffalo, N.Y.
Three Heads Brewing, Rochester, N.Y.
Underground Beer Lab, East Syracuse, N.Y.
Wayland Brewing, Orchard Park, N.Y.
Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, N.Y.
Wild East Brewing, Brooklyn, N.Y.