Great American Brewery Says: Make It a Genny Mr. President

The Genesee Brewery is one of America's oldest and continually operating breweries

Jul 29, 2009, 17:56 ET from The Genesee Brewery

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Genesee Brewery, one of the oldest and continually operating breweries in the United States, is asking the President to make it a Genny.

"We think it's great that the President is getting together over beers to have an important discussion. A lot of good solutions have surfaced when people can relax and talk over a couple cold ones," said Rich Lozyniak, CEO of The Genesee Brewing Company. "We just hope the next time the President has a beer, he chooses an American beer, made by American workers, at an American-owned brewery like Genesee."

The Genesee Brewery has a great American story

In its heyday, the Genesee Brewery made millions of barrels of Genesee Beer. For the past couple of decades the brewery has struggled to stay in operation against increased foreign competition. Recently, the brewery was purchased by an American private equity firm KPS that created North American Breweries -- saving nearly 400 American jobs in Upstate New York. Since then, NAB provided nearly $16 million in private investment in the brewery and its brands.

"This is the ultimate American story. We represent everyday men and women who clock in and out and take great pride in their work," said Lozyniak. "We're proud that Genny's an American beer made by great American workers."

About The Genesee Brewery

The Genesee Brewery, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States. The brewery makes the historic Genesee line of brands, Seagram's Escapes, as well as Dundee Ales and Lagers family of craft brands, which includes the Original Honey Brown Lager. The Genesee Brewery also manufactures beer and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages under contracts on behalf of other companies.

About North American Breweries

North American Breweries is the national platform for investments and growth in the beer and malt beverages industries for KPS Capital Partners, LP. North American Breweries owns Genesee Brewing Company, Labatt USA and a perpetual license for Seagram's Escapes from Pernod Ricard USA, LLC.

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