American IPA with a golden glow and well balanced bready malt backbone. Pleasant lightly spiced fruity citrus aroma and a juicy citrus to almost pear like hop palate in the finish. Drinks like a session beer with its low bitterness, but weighs in at 6.3% abv. with 50 IBU.
Originally known as the “Flour City” due to the booming flour mills along the shores of the Genesee River, Rochester, NY became known as the “Flower City” in 1850 when several seed companies emerged as some of the largest in the world. Today the city we know and love is still officially known as “The Flower City”.
Deep copper in color, a rich sturdy malt bill give this ale a balanced flavor with a little sweetness. With the addition of 3 American aroma hops at the end of the boil provide a modest piney-citrus hoppiness.
As one of Lock 32’s biggest supporters, Dr. Mark Gibson (Doc Gib’s) generously donated his time and talents to design and build the beautiful African Mahogany bar that is the focal point of our tasting room in Schoen Place. To thank him for this one of a kind custom bar, his favorite Lock 32 brew was named in his honor.
5 eighty 5 Irish Dry Stout is true to style. Pours jet black with a light tan lacing, deeply kilned malts and barley provide a pleasant roast malt nose and smooth rich flavor with the slightest hint of sweetness that rounds it all out. Three varieties of English hops balance out the malt in perfect harmony.
During the recipe development for this deliciously smooth Irish Dry Stout, the malt bill (total poundage of malt added) amounted to exactly 585 pounds. How serendipitous that this is also our great city’s area code!
A Simple grain bill of 53% Wheat and 47% Barley, producing a vivid orange hued brew with a medium full body. This beer is as refreshing as spring itself with a huge ripe jammy nose that is equally matched in flavor with a slight bready layer. A kiss of orange peels pair well to compliment the dose of raspberries added at the end of fermentation making for one truly unique Belgian Wit Biere.
Known as the “Father of the Erie Canal”, DeWitt Clinton served as governor of New York State from 1817 – 1823 and then again from 1825 – 1828. Originally referred to as “Clinton’s Ditch” in mocking fashion, the Erie Canal became DeWitt’s greatest legacy. The gorgeous view out of our canal side open-air window reminds us of this engineering feat that shaped our great state thanks to the perseverance of DeWitt Clinton.
This big mouth watering Double India Pale Ale boasts a vibrant orange color in the glass. Breathe in deeply the scent of floral-fruity confections. Flavors of tropical fruits and candied citrus zest lead the way to a lightly piney finish. All balanced with a residual sweetness that matches the subtle spiced bitterness.
That running path along the canal wasn't always a running path. It was where the mules would pull the large ships down the Erie Canal. Big hearty creatures that needed to drink big to make it for the long haul.
A truly unique Scotch ale with a deep garnet brown canvas, pleasant caramel nose and hefty malt forward stage of sweet plumy-raisin tones. The dark fruit flavors are enveloped by herbal Heather Tips which compliment the gentle touch of Peat smoked barley.
The search is over!!! You have found the highly sought after monster of the Scottish Ale’s.
A delightfully rich copper harvest ale with a fine malt and classic English hop aroma. A touch of caramel-toffee sweetness meets a crisp bitter snap to accompany all the beauty of an Upstate New York fall day
Before the days of steamboats and railways, the Erie Canal packet boats were the primary mode of transportation between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes. These boats were "fueled" by pulling mules along the towpath. A "Hoggee" was the individual (often a young boy) responsible for tending to and caring for these hard working mules.
This radiant straw-gold summer ale comes equipped with a sweet aromatic nose, a smooth body and well balanced malt flavor that is cut into by the refreshing citrus profile provided by lemon juice added post fermentation.
There is something relaxing about watching a boat go through the locks of the canal. It turns from relaxing to refreshing when you have a Goldy-Lock ale in your hand.
Clean, crisp light bodied wheat beer with a little extra spritz. Sweet toasted wheat meets German aroma hops that lend this easy drinking brew a melon to almost berry like aroma and flavor. At 4.8% abv and a mere 23 IBU, you can honestly drink this all day.
Sam Patch, also known as the “Yankee Leaper” was one of the first great American daredevils after successfully jumping Niagara Falls in 1829. The “Yankee Leaper” then came to Rochester in November of 1829 and successfully jumped the 99 foot High Falls into the Genesee River. After a poor turnout for his first jump, Patch came back a week later and jumped the same falls but this time from a 25 foot stand on top of the 99 foot falls. This jump would prove to be his last.
Along with our signature Lock 32 beers we also feature a steady rotation of three other outstanding brews from the local, Upstate New York area. To help round out the menu we always have a refreshing
Our tasting room offers a scenic location on the canal to enjoy great local beer with friends. Find us on Google maps.
Come in and taste our flagship beers.Our growlers and pint glasses are also a great way to enjoy the