Fairport Growler

Fairport Brewing Company is proud to offer our artisan, hand crafted approach to brewing the highest quality beer using only the best ingredients.  Chemical flavorings are never an option in our recipes – we create our own homemade extracts.  Our beers are prepared in small batches and we are small enough to craft many different recipes offering only the best of what we create.  We offer Limited Edition Beers and the option for beer lovers everywhere to create, at our brewery, their own recipes and beers with our personalized Private Label Offerings.  Beer is our passion and we are proud to share our best- with you!



Please pardon our construction.  We are attempting to add some functionality to the site.   Thanks!
Soon you will be able to see in real time exactly what’s available at our tap room and a list of what’s coming soon too.

Fairport Music Fest Stage 4

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The Line Up for Stage 4 Fairport Brewing Company‘s patio beer garden! Saturday August 23rd, 2014

From 12-1 pm Mike Speranza Music
From 1:15-2:15 Marty Roberts
From 2:30 – 3:30 Meg Williams Music
From 3:45- 4:45 Jon Lewis Music
From 5-6 Travis Fitch
From 6:15-7:15 Demand
From 7:30-11pm Fairport’s own….Joe and Pete Fornieri

Little Brown Jug Reunion

One of the greatest high school football rivalries in western New York is being remembered and celebrated this summer in East Rochester, on the 75th anniversary of the year it began.


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Fans and participants in the Little Brown Jug series, an arch rivalry game between East Rochester and Fairport high schools that was played from 1939 to 1987, are invited to a commemorative reunion to be held Thursday evening, July 24.  It will be part of opening night at the annual East Rochester Fire Department Carnival.

Reunion committee chairman Sam Morgante of East Rochester said plans will include guest appearances by coaches Don Quinn (ER), Don Santini (Fairport) and Pete Logan (Fairport), players from many of the teams during the series’ 49 years, as well as memorabilia, multimedia displays and videos. The two Brown Jugs that have been on display in each high school’s trophy case since the series concluded 27 years ago will be shown for the first time in public side-by-side.

The reunion will be held in the carnival’s main tent on the high school athletic field, 222 Woodbine Avenue.  Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will run until approximately 11. All Fairport and East Rochester alumni and other interested fans and community residents are welcome to attend. There is no charge, and parking is free. Food and beverages will be available from carnival vendors and music will be provided from 7-11.

For further information or to offer assistance, call or e-mail Morgante at 585-738-0164 (sdm1@rochester.rr.com) or Jean Kelly of Macedon at 315 966-8886 (lotsacatsrfun@gmail.com

Attention Mug Club Members!

Honor Thy Mug

There is no doubt that we think our FBC Mug Clubbers are some of the coolest people we know, so we want to honor them like we did our Kickstarter supporters.


We would be psyched if you would be so kind to come in and burn your name next to (very important) your mug number into our new counter top in the back room.

We are hoping to get all 100 of you out to do this, but we don’t want to rush you, so if you could fit it into your schedule between now and August 31st we would really appreciate it.

September 1st, by order of Jeff, we will be sealing the top and getting rid of that ugly plastic.

Thank you.




Mug Club Waiting List

June 14th, 2014 @ 5:30pm marked the 100th and final mug being sold in the FBC mug club.  That also meant the clock started ticking for next years enrollment which means, there could be some opportunities for those that prepare well in advance!

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The renewal window for our current mug club members will run from May 1 to May 31, 2015 and the renewal membership will be $52.

So, how do I get in?

When someone vacates their membership at the end of the term it opens up their slot for the next person on the waiting list. If you are that next person you will be notified by one of our bartenders on Monday June 1st, 2015.  If there is no one on the waiting list that slot goes up for sale to the public.

If you want to be on the waiting list simply Email us here

Please include a phone number and the number of mugs!

Pig Roast July 4th!

Get there early!  No tickets being sold, it’s first come basis.   All proceeds going to Veterans Outreach Center!  Suggested plate price is $15 but you can come in with more or less.

Hope to see you tomorrow and God Bless our Veterans!


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Beer Pairing with Biaggis’s July 9th

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4th of July Pig Roast

This year we will be celebrating the 4th of July with a Pig Roast at the Tap Room so you can have your beer and eat it too!

“Eat it too?”  Yes, the biggest “waste product” we have as a brewery is the spent grain, so instead of throwing it out we give ours to a pig farmer.  Spent grain is still a great source of protein,B vitamins and natural sugars.  So our beer should pair up really nice!

This event’s proceeds will go to the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester, NY.   The Veterans Outreach is a community-based outreach effort serving veterans and their dependents.

More of the details to come soon!


Fairport Apollo 8 Takes Home the Win!

We are honored to have won the Blu Wolf Bistro’s Battle of the Local Brewers!  We appreciate the opportunity to compete!  Cheers!


Scum Jumper 2014 Releases

 2014 Scum Jumper Edition Released

Today we are proud to release the 2014 Scum Jumper series beer and growler.  T-shirts on their way (full color).

This year’s Scum Jumper was centered around the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Fairport Lift Bridge in 1914.  Can you imagine what it took to build that bridge?  Many people don’t know that our bridge is an irregular decagon, (Decagon is a ten-sided structure) and it crosses the canal at a 32 degree angle.  No two angles in the bridge are the same and no corners are square!



You might see a resemblance to this photo (below) in our design.  Look at those old cranes!  Our graphic designer, Nestor Ortiz, really pulled our design together merging a little history with a little humor.


A look at the Scum Jumper 2014 design

We started with a color version but went with a black and white on the growlers to give it a rustic feel however the t-shirts will be full color.  We have to hand it to Nestor for being a great sport.  Sometimes designs are way more technical than the technology used to transfer to growlers etc….

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Dunkelweizen Pronunciation guide for English-speakers: “doonn-kel vite-sen” (pronounce the “oo” short as in “foot”)

This year’s Scum Jumper beer-by style-is called a Dunkelweizen and according to the German Beer Institute the Dunkelweizen is the dark version of the regular golden-yellow Weissbier or Weizenbier (more commonly called Hefeweizen in North America), the spritzy, creamy Bavarian wheat beer with pronounced clove, vanilla, banana, apple, bubblegum, and sometimes nutmeg flavors. Dunkel means dark in German (as opposed to weiss, which means white) and Weizen means wheat. Like a Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen is made from a mixed mash of wheat and barley malts, but unlike a Weissbier, it also contains a large array of lightly to thoroughly caramelized or roasted malts that give it both its color and its complexity. A Dunkelweizen, therefore, has all the characteristic and differentiated flavors of a sophisticated wheat ale, overlaid with chocolatey to roasted flavors. Dunkelweizen is a very complex beer style with endless variations on the same theme.

The Scum Jumper and the Cow

Many visitors ask us about Scum Jumping and the cow.  Well here it is….

Scum Jumping has a long history in Fairport, and it is even referred to in the Perinton Historical website under “Local Traditions” in a story told, by Bill Barry.

“The bridge is/was the location for a local sport called “scum jumping”. “The most memorable story (his kids told) described a local “sport”, a rite of passage called “scum jumping”. It was a summer activity shared by many local teens. It involved the jumpers and the audience assembling at the bridge. They mounted the railings, held on to the girders for balance and when their courage was up or the jeers and shouts to jump were sufficient, each would leap off the bridge into the canal below.”  ….. “Along with the jumping came the tales of someone diving into the carcass of a dead cow or horse.”

FOR REAL-The bottom line

At Fairport Brewing Company we celebrate all the Fairport history and we do like humor, however, we do not encourage ANYONE to engage in any dangerous behaviors, like jumping off bridges!  It’s funny on paper but the reality is that you can not see what is below you in the water, ie. logs, shopping carts, cars, dead cows, horses, pigs, and other dead things, not to mention chemicals, bacteria, and other gross stuff you don’t want to come into contact with!   You could easily get sick, hurt or killed.  Don’t be an idiot, make good decisions!