History on Tap - Genesee Country Village & MuseumMumford, NY (May 13, 2022) – History on Tap is returning to Genesee Country Village & Museum on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. after a several year hiatus. Visitors can sample local craft beverages, enjoy live music, tour a 19th-century brewery, try craft beers brewed referencing historical recipes, play lawn games on the Village Square, and more. Tickets for History on Tap are available now at https://www.gcv.org/events/history-on-tap/. Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended, as this event has limited capacity and could sell out. Save by purchasing tickets online in advance. This event is sponsored by Rohrbach Brewing Co.

Sample local craft beer, wine, and hard cider

Visitors to History on Tap will have the opportunity to sample craft beers, wines, and ciders from 20+ local craft beverage partners, in addition to the Museum’s two historic beers brewed by Rohrbachs, referencing 19th-century recipes: 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 mugs 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, visitors can enjoy fare from the Stingray Sushi Fusion Food Truck as well as Terry’s Tips Beef and BBQ. Picnic tables spread throughout the Village Square will be available for dining.

Craft Beer, Wine, and Cider Vendors:

- Brindle Haus Brewing (Spencerport, NY)

- Dublin Corners Farm Brewery (Linwood, NY)

- Eli Fish Brewing Company (Batavia, NY)

- LyonSmith Brewing Co. (Keuka Park, NY)

- Rohrbach Brewing Co. (Rochester, NY)

- Nine Maidens Brewing (Rochester, NY)

- Heroes Brewing Company (Rochester, NY)

- New York Beer Project (Victor, NY)

- Fall Street Brewing (Seneca Falls, NY)

- Birdhouse Brewing (Honeoye, NY)

- Abandon Brewing Co. (Penn Yan, NY)

- Brickyard Brewing Company (Lewiston, NY)

- Talking Cursive Brewing Company (Syracuse, NY)

- Victorianbourg Wine Estate (Wilson, NY)

- Zugibe Vineyards (Geneva, NY)

- Leonard Oakes (Medina, NY)

- Three Brothers Winery & Estates (Geneva, NY)

- Blue Toad Hard Cider (Rochester, NY)

- SteamPunk Cider (Medina, NY)

- Cider Creek Hard Cider (Canisteo, NY)

Tour historic Grieve’s Brewery

Visitors to History on Tap will have the opportunity to tour Grieve’s Brewery, a reconstruction of a c. 1803 Geneva, NY brewery. Genesee Country Village & Museum 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, a celebration of craft beer and the history of brewing in the region.

Purchase tickets online in advance and save

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, $10 for designated drivers, and $27 for Museum Members. Click here to learn more about becoming a GCV&M Member. Visitors are encouraged to buy tickets online and save – there will be a small additional fee for tickets purchased at the door.  

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




Photo : A happy hour like no other! Enjoy craft beverage tastings and explore the museum after-hours at History on Tap (June 3, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.).

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GCV&M is the largest living history museum in New York State with the largest collection of historic buildings in the Northeast. The Museum, with its John L. Wehle Gallery, working brewery, vintage base ball park, and Nature Center, is located in Mumford, NY, 20 miles southwest of Rochester and 45 miles east of Buffalo. Visit www.gcv.org for more information.


Media Contact: Paige Engard, (585) 294-8280, pengard@gcv.org