ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Visited three differing local brewpubs at upper New York metropolis, July ’05. Rochester University hangout THE DISTILLERY at Mount Hope section is in freestanding brick and cedar building. Though brews were mediocre, cozy cove-like rooms, wood paneled walls, upstairs dining, satellite TV’s, and second floor deck with awning provide great sports bar atmosphere.
Brew tanks caddy cornering right side offered indistinct mild-hopped berry-dried Raspberry Wheat, blurry wheat-husked diacetyl-spoiled Iroquois Amber, and cereal-grained Scotch-snipped hop-bit British Ale.