Across from minor league Frontier Field baseball stadium in centralized High Falls section lied BRU, which opened February ’04 and closed two years hence. In a big industrial building (formerly a button factory) with outdoor deck, back dining, encased brew tanks, rear billiards, and dining booths on State Street side, this near-upscale venue offered appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, plus warbled brew selection, July ’05.

On tap, meekly-grained popcorn-like blue collar fodder Big Rack Blonde, diacetyl off-dry banana-sifted clove-spiced Yellow Card Hefeweizen, Cascade hop-embittered orange rind-sharp quince-berry-currant-backed Dugout IPA, bitter hop-fruited blueberry-doused Bruberry Ale, and subtly sweet chocolate-smoked Rochester Robust Porter proved to be middling.

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