A community-centered farm brewery in the heart of Rochester’s historic South Wedge neighborhood.

New Release

Just in time for the holiday season, we will be releasing the latest in our Knowledge Is Sour series this Friday 11/19! “The Sauce” is inspired by that tried and true Thanksgiving side dish, cranberry sauce. It’s a delightfully tart and slightly funky oak barrel fermented sour that we infused with cranberries, orange zest, & fresh squeezed orange juice.

Holiday Season Hours

We have a few deviations from our normal business hours for the holiday season. This season we will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. All other days will follow our current schedule. We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!
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COVID-19 Policy Update

The sense of community has long been a highly valued cornerstone of our little brewery on Mt. Hope Avenue. It is with the concern for the well-being of all involved, from our staff and their families to our guests and theirs, that we have come to the decision to require vaccination of all guests ages 12 & older effective Wednesday, August 11th. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate and adapt during this time. We here at Swiftwater love the Rochester community, and would like to send a big thank you to every one of you who have been a part of Swiftwater over the years. We look forward to seeing you soon! (We ask that children under the age of 12 remain masked while not seated. Thank You!)
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Visit the taproom

We’re located on Mount Hope Ave. with indoor and outdoor space to enjoy. When visiting the taproom, you’ll see the heart of Swiftwater in every detail, and we hope you’ll enjoy our beer just as much as we love making it! 

Large groups and beer tours are welcome! We encourage contacting us ahead of time so we can best accommodate everyone.

Since opening in 2015, Swiftwater has gained a reputation for not only great beer, but also for a simple and well-executed menu of from-scratch food offerings. As a farm brewery, we are deeply committed to the local farming community by utilizing many fresh and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We take pride in freshness, sustainability and overall quality in all things offered at the brewery. 

Swiftwater Beer is available to go!

Swiftwater Merch

Take Swiftwater Brewing home with you! We’ve got tees, tanks, hats, glassware and more!


Gift Cards Available

Give the gift of Swiftwater! Get a voucher to send to a friend or grab one for yourself. 

At Swiftwater, our overarching mission is to create high quality, innovative beer while providing an atmosphere for our customers and colleagues that foster camaraderie and acceptance.

Monday       Closed
Tuesday       Closed
Wednesday       4pm - 10pm
Thursday       4pm - 10pm
Friday       12pm - 11pm
Saturday       12pm-11pm
Sunday       Closed
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