Ontario County welcomes its 14th brewery with WeBe Brewing in Geneva

A pint of Hefeweizen on a standing shelf near the bar at WeBe Brewing in Geneva, Ontario County, Thursday, March 8, 2018.  The brewery, when it opens March 31st, will be the 14th brewery in Ontario County.  The standing shelves were made from the wood from pallets that the brewing equipment was delivered on.

A minor joke turned into a identify and a mantra for Ontario County’s most recent craft brewery.

WeBe Brewing, located in the town of Geneva, is a reflection of the shared passion for spouse and wife, Dan and Colleen Lieberg.

WeBe, 796 Pre Emption Highway, formally opens at 11 a.m. Saturday with a daylong celebration showcasing beer, meals trucks and reside music. It will be Ontario County’s 14th brewery.

“It started as a little pun, like, ‘We be drinking.’ And then it turned into a title,” Dan reported. “It has a that means powering it. We is about supporting the community and getting a part of the local community. And Be is about being your personal self and currently being unique. The purpose that WeBe is 1 phrase is to display that there is no division among the neighborhood and becoming an particular person.”

(Simply because Dan will be asked this problem a million moments, you can inform he is had some follow.)

Colleen said they want the brewery to be inviting and Dan mentioned, “We welcome all people.”  The 11,000-square-foot building features a 10-barrel brewhouse and plenty of fermentation capacity to contract brew for other accounts, which they reported they will go after. The room incorporates 10,000 sq. toes powering the creating that will be reworked into an outside beer yard this summer time.

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The creating previously housed an car mechanic and the brewhouse is in the location formerly occupied by the company bays. The tasting room will include things like a small kitchen area in the in the vicinity of long run. It will feature soups, salads and pretzels.

The few, married 5 a long time, reported beer brought them closer alongside one another and it began when Colleen’s brother bought Dan a homebrew package.

Co-owners and husband and wife team Daniel Lieberg and Colleen Lieberg at WeBe Brewing in Geneva, Ontario County, Thursday, March 8, 2018.

“We equally fell in really like with the process,” Dan explained. “It turned an habit. We were up late evenings looking at YouTube videos and trying to make our expertise greater. It just became a massive enthusiasm.”

Colleen known as it earning “gross sales calls.” They equipped their close friends with their creations and sought feed-back.

“We have been obtaining phone calls, ‘Can we get much more of that beer?’ ” Dan claimed. “We couldn’t even offer ample. We ended up building beer out of our kitchen area.”