Rochester: Home of the Classic Genny Bock (Notes from the Edge of the Pint Glass)


Genesee Bock is a local and seasonal amber from Genesee Brewery.

Now, I know firsthand that a lot of people turn their noses up at the thought of our most famous local swill.  However, I am not one of them. Genny holds a special place in my heart, a place that can only be occupied by the watery-but-sweet canned loveliness that is the embodiment of our beloved city’s flagship brew.

“Our take on the 16th century German legend has turned out to be a legend in its own right. For every spring since 1951, our brewery has carefully crafted and lagered Genesee Bock Beer. The result is an exceptionally hearty, full-flavored beer with a slight malty finish—and a perfect way to celebrate the snow melt.”

Genesee Brewery’s Bock Beer has been on the shelves every spring since 1951. Technically a spring beer, Bock is out and for sale starting in mid winter. Due to the seasonal availability of this beer, when it’s gone, it’s gone…we stocked up on plenty, so you better get it while you can!

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