Past Programs
Genesee Brewing Company
Jim McDermott, Business Process Improvement Manager
Sat, July 14th, 2012 | 3:00 pm
(Members $20)

Event details

To celebrate our exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a series of Saturday beer tastings by local breweries in the exhibition's Beer Hall, run by Starr Restaurants Catering Group. The program will run from May 26 through August 25; half-hour tastings will start at 2pm and 4pm. Not only will visitors get to taste some of these local creations, but there will be hops, whole leaf flowers and other beer ingredients for people to touch, smell and experience.

Beer at the Tasting

The tastings will feature: Genesee Cream Ale, an American original with the flavor of an ale and the smoothness of a lager; Dundee Pilsner, a traditional German Pilsner brewed with noble saaz hops, Moravian malt and premium Pilsner malt for a rich, crisp taste and a smooth finish; the award winning Dundee Pale Bock, a traditional German Maibock with the finest malted barley and Czech hops and with a crisp taste, malty-sweet aroma, clean finish and deep golden hue; Dundee Stout, a smooth and classic sweet dark rich brew combining roasted malts and hops and bringing the chocolate and coffee flavors to life; and Dundee India Pale Ale, a balanced true pale ale with Cascade, Columbus, and Amarillo hops and with a citrusy aroma and a smooth crisp finish.


Beer Tasting & Admission combined ticket: $35 (members $20). You must be 21 or older to enjoy our tasting program.

Six Pack Special Discount (purchase by telephone or in person only): purchase tickets to six separate tastings for only $150 (members $100). To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268.

Brewery History

Founded in 1878, The Genesee Brewing Company, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States. The Brewery makes the Genesee line of beers, including the iconic Genesee, the refreshing Genny Light, and the original Genesee Cream Ale.  The Genesee Brewing Company is part of North American Breweries, the largest independently owned beer company in the United States.


Robert H. Smith Gallery South at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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