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Enjoy Delicious Beers and Lake Views at Young Lion Brewing


Jennifer Newman opened Young Lion Brewing Company on the shores of Canandaigua Lake in June 2017, making it one of the only women-owned breweries in the state. The brewery is dedicated to providing both classic favorites and fun specials that are constantly changing. But they are more than just beer! Young Lion is also passionate about supporting and giving back to the local community.

About the Brewery

Phil Platz, the head brewer at Young Lion, and his team do a great job with their creativity and flavors of beer. Everything they brew at Young Lion is phenomenal, so it’s no wonder they won an award at the recent NYS Craft Beer Competition - and several more. 

The Beers

In addition to their year-round classics and seasonal favorites, they brew a few creative small-batches every month. Keep an eye on Young Lion’s social media to see what’s coming up next! Recent small batches include the Watermelon Prickly Pear Gose and Honey Bear IPA. And while there are styles for everyone to enjoy no matter when you visit, I have to say their cream ale is incredible. You have to try it if it’s on tap! Or get a growler or cans to go.

If you get hungry while you’re sipping on your beers, 

Events at Young Lion

In addition to the space for guests in the taproom and outdoor spaces, the second floor of the brewery is a 2,400 event space. It can be rented out for private events between 40 and 100 guests. The event space is available from April through December and if you are planning food, you must use a pre-approved local caterer.


Young Lion Brewing Company
24 Lake Shore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

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About the Author:
Danielle is a local foodie who specializes in tourism around Upstate New York. Follow along on her adventures on Instagram or on her blog, Wanderlust on a Budget.