History on Tap is back to Genesee Country Village & Museum on Friday, June 2, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Visitors can sample craft beer, wine, hard cider, mead, and non-alcoholic beverages from local craft breweries and vendors, enjoy live music, tour a working 19th-century brewery, try GCV&M’s historical beers brewed by Rohrbach Brewing Co. referencing 19th-century recipes, play lawn games on the Village Square, and more. Tickets for History on Tap are available now at https://www.gcv.org/event/history-on-tap-2/. This event is sponsored by Rohrbach Brewing Co.

Sample local craft beer, wine, mead, and hard cider in the Beer Garden

Visitors to History on Tap will have the opportunity to sample craft beers, wines, and ciders from nearly 30 local craft beverage partners, in addition to the Museum’s two historic beers brewed by Rohrbachs brewing Co.: Stocking Hill Ale and Fat Ox Ale. Tastings set throughout the Village Square will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the Museum grounds after hours. Eventgoers can purchase handcrafted beer steins made on-site at Genesee Country Village & Museum by the village potter and have them filled with the Museum’s historic beers. In addition to the Museum’s culinary offerings (including the crowd favorite, fresh-baked soft pretzels sold on a stick), visitors can enjoy fare from the Rollin’ Deep food truck, Florida Nut House, and Laughing Gull Chocolates. Live music in the Beer Garden and on the Village Square stage will be provided by Andrew Young and USP The Band.

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Tour historic Grieve’s Brewery

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour Grieve’s Brewery, a reconstruction of a c. 1803 Geneva, NY brewery. GCV&M is the only museum in the United States to showcase a working 19th-century brewery. The 1803-themed brewing demonstrations rely on gravity during much of the process, with liquids either pumped by hand or ladled into troughs throughout the building. Portions of Rochester’s old Enright Brewery (closed in 1907) and an early timber-framed structure near West Bloomfield, NY, were merged to form the present building. Beside the brewery, visitors will find a Hop House (built c. 1870 in Greece, NY), surrounded by a small hop yard. Hops grown at the Museum are harvested in the late summer during the annual Hop Harvest Festival (Saturday, September 2), a celebration of craft beer and the history of brewing in the region.

History on Tap Tickets

This is a 21+ event, and a valid form of ID must be presented at the door. Tickets for History on Tap are $30 for adults and $27 for Museum Members.

Tickets and more information about upcoming events can be found online at https://www.gcv.org/events/.