Watching big beer tanks floating down the Eerie Canal en masse is quite the sight. As the tanks make their way towards the Genessee Brewing Co. in upstate New York, anticipation for the brewery’s renovations will sure to be on the rise.
The beloved brewery, which is located in downtown Rochester, is undergoing a $40 million expansion project, and the first three tanks coming down the canal on a barge are only the beginning: one dozen new tanks are expected to make their way to Genessee Brewing on the same route.
While the first three tanks arrived at the Port of Albany earlier in May, their original departure dates for their trip to Rochester were pushed back – thanks to high water levels and heavy rains. Because the tanks are too large to travel the 225-mile trek via railroad or truck, floating on a barge down the river is the best option.
The folks at Genessee Brewing Co recently tweeted a picture of the beer tanks waiting patiently for transport and said, “Our new tanks are still in Albany due to high water levels, but we’re optimistic they’ll hit the Erie Canal soon. Stay tuned! #toasthetanks”
Local breweries are all the rage these days–so it’s no surprise that the Genessee Brewing Co. is looking to expand their operation. There’s nothing better than fresh beer and supporting local businesses.