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Our Beers


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Our Beers


FROM OUR STAPLES TO OUR SEASONALS, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY.

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Flower City


Flower City


FLOWER CITY - AMERICAN IPA

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”.

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Mule Fuel


Mule Fuel


Mule Fuel - Double IPA

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.

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Lock Ness


Lock Ness


Lock Ness - Scotch Ale

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.

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Four Knots


Four Knots


Four Knots - Session Pale Ale 

This Extra Pale Ale is twice dry hopped and packed with plenty of Citra goodness. The fruit forward citrus aroma is first to hit your senses, followed by a palate-pleasing sweetness and a clean satisfying finish. Melanoidn malt compliments this beer beautifully by adding a note of biscuit for a delightfully fresh flavor. 
  
The cruising speed on our beloved Erie Canal is four knots (4.6 miles per hour). At first it may seem too slow, but when you have all day to cruise and enjoy the crisp beauty of our region – or enjoy this flavor-packed session pale – it’s the perfect speed. 

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5eighty5


5eighty5


5 eighty 5 - Dry Irish Stout

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!

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Doc Gibs


Doc Gibs


Doc Gibs - Red Ale

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.

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Yankee Leaper


Yankee Leaper


Yankee Leaper - American Wheat

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.

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DeWitt's Ditch


DeWitt's Ditch


Dewitt's Ditch - BElgian Wit (Seasonal)

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.

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Goldie-Lock


Goldie-Lock


Goldie-Lock - Summer Ale (Seasonal)

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.

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Eerie Canal Pumpkin


Eerie Canal Pumpkin


Eerie Canal - Pumpkin Ale (Seasonal)

Strikingly deep in color with a creamy off-white head.  Traditional pumpkin spices balanced with a pleasant malt backbone gives this full-bodied, unfiltered brew a sweet and toasty flavor with a pumpkin pie aroma.  Complemented by two varieties of German hops and oats for a sturdy finish.

There is nothing more defining about Upstate NY than our beautiful Autumn.  The crisp air and vibrant colors are only enhanced while sipping on a pumpkin ale with tastes to rival your mothers famous pie.  Sink into the season with us and get cozy. 

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Windowside Warmer


Windowside Warmer


Windowside Warmer (Seasonal)

Nestle in with this delectable winter warmer. This full flavored winter seasonal begins with a roasted coffee aroma before giving way to a dark chocolate body, a nod to the late addition of cocoa nibs. A black cardamom finish helps balance out this robust brew with a slight cooling that makes every sip delightfully smooth.

The trees have dropped the last of their leaves. The towpath is blanketed with snow. But all is not quiet along the canal. Unwilling to retreat from the cold, Rochesterians trade their paddles for skates and running shoes for skis, ending the day windowside at our tasting room with a pint in hand.