Beer tanks begin journey down Erie Canal to Genesee Brewery
Albany, N.Y. (WHAM) - The barges carrying beer tanks from Albany to Rochester depart Friday morning from Port of Coeymans near Albany.
The 12 barges containing the tanks will begin a 6-7 day journey to the Genesee Brewery in Rochester.
A tentative schedule is below:
May 19: Barges pass through Waterford locks, remain in canal until May 23
May 23: Niskayuna to Scotia to Rotterdam Junction/Glenville to Cranesville to Amsterdam to Tribes Hill
May 24: Tribes Hill to Randall to Canajoharie to Fort Plain to Mindenville
May 25: Mindenville to Little Falls to Frankfort to Utica
May 26: Utica to Rome to New London
May 27: New London to Brewerton to Baldwinsville
May 28: Baldwinsville to Mays Point to Clyde to Lyons
May 29/30: Lyons to Newark to Palmyra to Macedon to Pittsford to Henrietta; Tanks arrive at 150 Lee Road in Rochester
People looking to follow the project on social media can use #ToastTheTanks as a hashtag.
The tanks, approximately 20 feet wide by 60 feet tall, will be used to ferment the beer at Genesee Brewing Company. It is part of a $40 million brewery modernization project for North American Breweries, which owns Genesee Brewery.
“This is a moment worth celebrating for Genesee Brewing Company, and for our fans," said Janine Schoos, associate marketing director for the Genesee family. "In fact, we’re encouraging patrons at the many restaurants and bars located directly along the canal to raise a bottle, can or glass of their favorite Genesee beer to toast the tanks."
A single tank is capable of holding more than 2,000 barrels, or more than 661,000 cans of beer.