Brewed with Pride
in the Finger Lakes.


At the edge of the lake, there may be no more water. But there's always more beer.

The story of Young Lion is the story of good friends and great beer. What started out as an idea tossed around a bar in Rochester became a dream we couldn't shake. So we took our tight knit crew of doers and craft beer lovers and turned that dream into Young Lion Brewing Co. If you're ever in Lake Canandaigua, pull up a stool and order a pint. Because at the edge of the lake there may be no more water, but there's always more beer.

The Lineup

Young Lion IPA


ABV 6.5% · IBU's 57 · SRM 5.5

A true to style IPA, this is a hoppy beer with a smooth finish and is a good representation of our approach to the classic beers. There is a reason why it was our first beer off the line.

Young Lion Double IPA

Double IPA

ABV 8.8% · IBU's 88 · SRM 7

Yep, you might get a hint of papaya in our Double India Pale Ale, but its not too sweet and the bitterness is nicely balanced.

Young Lion Pilsner


ABV 5.2% · IBU's 35 · SRM 6.6

A crisp and refreshing Czech style pilsner, our take on this style is fuller bodied with slightly higher IBUs than you get in a traditional American Pilsner.


Young Lion's brewery is located at the north end of Canandaigua Lake in upstate New York.

Once you enter the brewery you'll smell the specialty malt coming from the mill room, you'll notice our 3 vessel, 35 barrel brew house amongst a forest of 90 barrel fermenters and you'll watch our Westfalia centrifuge create magic.

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Young Lion Tap Room

Tap Room

Our tap room was built with community in mind.

We are excited to show you what ingredients and flavors Phil has been playing with in the brewery. Come taste what's new.

We "pride" ourselves in serving other brewery's beer because we are proud of our community. So if you want to talk beer, come in. If you want to watch the game, come in. If you just want to stare at the lake, come in.

Hours of Operation
June 29th - July 8th

10:30am -10:30pm Everyday

After July 9th

10:30am -10:30pm Everyday except Tuesday