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Young Lion Brewing Company: Making Waves on Canandaigua Lake

Strikingly situated along the north shores of Canandaigua Lake, Young Lion Brewing Company has taken the New York craft brewing scene by storm with its bold look and exciting flavors. Authentically woman-owned and managed, Young Lion joins just 2% of its fellow breweries, according to the Brewers Association (BA).

One of New York State’s larger microbreweries, Young Lion, can produce as much as 11,000 barrels annually, placing it in the top 10% of over 8,000 microbreweries across the country (BA). Since it opened its doors in 2017, Young Lion has grown exponentially, now distributing at over 1,000 locations across Western New York, including major retailers such as TOPS, Wegmans, and Costco.

“We are so proud of how we have grown in only five years,” co-owner and CEO Jennifer Newman says. As a 20-year business analyst and having co-founded three successful start-ups, Newman’s business savvy partnered with co-owner Alicia Wolk’s expertise in hospitality and branding have formed an industry powerhouse.

Now featuring a second-story event space, Young Lion offers guests an even more commanding lake view. Seating 180 people, the event space comes complete with a balcony deck and plenty of room to dance. Whether for a birthday, shower, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, wedding, or another occasion, the event space at Young Lion has everything you need to make your celebration unforgettable.