Rochester (NY) Area’s Beer Industry on a Growth Streak

Written by Matthew Daneman for the Democrat and Chronicle

The first sip from a fresh pint of Rogers Pale Ale hits the back of the tongue with a strong, hoppy punch.

A beer aficionado working in sales for CAR Engineering and Manufacturing, a Victor tool and die company, Al Rogers went into the beer business with his wife, Lauren, in late 2010. Their pale ale is permanently on tap at Lento Restaurant at Village Gate and has made rotations of taps at a variety of establishments around the Rochester region.

“I wanted my own business, and I love beer,” said Rogers, 31, of Penfield.

And the Rochester region is seemingly learning to love local craft beers.

Al Rogers, owner of Rogers Beer, holds up a pint of his Rogers Pale Ale. Rogers went into the beer business with his wife, Lauren, in late 2010. Their pale ale is permanently on tap at Lento Restaurant at Village Gate. / JAY CAPERS staff photographer

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