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Generous donation from The Genesee Brew House

Great news! The Housing Council was recently selected by The Genesee Brew House to receive a generous donation! The donation resulted from a philanthropic program coordinated out of the Genesee Brew House Pilot Brewery Tasting Bar. Genesee designates a portion of the proceeds from tasting fees at the Pilot Brewery Bar to benefit local charities each quarter. The Genesee Brew House focuses on four different community initiatives annually. The Housing Council and the American Heart Association were the first two organizations chosen under the first community theme of “Building a Healthy Home.” Both charities split more than $20,000.

“We chose The Housing Council because of its deep commitment to improving neighborhoods around the Brewery and in other parts of the City of Rochester,” said Rich Lozyniak, CEO of North American Breweries. “The Housing Council offers wonderful programs that promote home ownership, prevent foreclosures and educate both landlords and tenants about improving our community, one home at a time. We’re happy to give back the proceeds from our Tasting Bar to help with such important community work.”

About the Genesee Brew House:
Once a century-old packaging center, The Genesee Brew House has transformed the 9,200 square-foot space into a beer destination for upstate New York and beyond. The first floor of the Brew House features interactive exhibits, multi-media content, a gift shop and a pilot brewery complete with a tasting bar. Upstairs, there is a pub-style restaurant with a 41-foot bar (hand-crafted out of old, wooden Genesee brewing tanks), outdoor terrace seating and a rooftop patio.

The Genesee Brew House tells a story of the Genesee Brewing Company that dates back to 1878. The brewery lays claim to being one of the oldest and longest continually operating breweries in the United States. By using an eclectic mix of vintage barrels, reclaimed wood, exposed ceiling, neon signs, new technology and modern exhibits, The Brew House will bring Genny’s story alive for generations to come.