Union-made beer a joint effort by Genesee, employees

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Genesee Brew House is releasing a new beer next in honor of the employees who work there.

It’s called “Union-Made Hazy IPA” and is a collaboration between the brewery and its unions.

Like so many local businesses, the Genesee Brew House has experienced staffing shortages and says its current employees have really picked up the slack to ensure the brewery continues running as usual.

Most of the employees at the brewery belong to one of five local unions. Management worked with them to develop Union-Made Hazy IPA in their honor.

Union-Made Hazy IPA honors the brewery’s employees. (Photo: Ian Bridgman/WHEC)

The new brew will be locally available starting Nov. 1. The brewery hopes it not only shows appreciation to its current employees but also encourages people who might be looking for a job to consider a skilled trade.

The labor unions are hoping for the same.

The local leaders say they are starting to see an increase in enrollment in apprenticeship programs, but continue to actively recruit to be able to help companies like Genesee fill those staffing gaps.

This beer is a limited run – at least for now.

If you’re looking for a job, check out openings at the brewery here. To learn more about apprenticeship programs, click here.