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Young Lion Looks Forward to Creative New Future Ahead

November 16, 2023

Canandaigua, NY, 11/15/2023 – Young Lion Brewing Company confirms it has sold its brewing facility and taproom located on the shore of Canandaigua Lake to Other Half Brewing Company. Subject to regulatory approvals, the parties expect the transaction to close in January of 2024.  Young Lion has retained ownership of the brand and is exploring creative solutions for its exciting future.

Founded in 2017, Young Lion Brewing Company, a woman-owned and managed brewery, intends to continue its operations until the deal closes, during which time current ownership and management plan to have special events for its friends and customers.

This marks the establishment of Other Half Brewing's 8th taproom location and second in the Finger Lakes region, extending its taproom and brewery presence across 4 states, including New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

Jennifer Newman, CEO of Young Lion Brewing, expressed enthusiasm about the future of the space stating, "It was important for us to see our facilities’ next occupant be a prestigious company such as Other Half Brewing. We firmly believe they are the best steward for the community moving forward as they continue to build on the excitement Young Lion has fostered on Lakeshore Drive."

Other Half Brewing, known for its exceptional craft beers and commitment to community engagement, is excited to further its Finger Lakes footprint with a Canandaigua location. Canandaigua, NY, is located in the Greater Rochester Area and was labeled by Vine Pair in 2019 as one of the "World's Top 10 Beer Destinations."

For more information about Young Lion Brewing Company and Other Half Brewing, please visit their websites at and


About Young Lion Brewing Company:
Highlighted in Forbes, Men's Health, The Matador, MPN Now, The Democrat and Chronicle, and many more. Young Lion launched in 2017 with a state-of-the-art brewery and a spectacular lakeside location. Winning awards for their lagers and IPAs, Young Lion's extensive portfolio was carried by over 1000 locations in Western NY and Central NY, including Wegmans, Tops, CMAC, Innovation Field, and Walmart.

About Other Half Brewing Company:
Founded in 2014 in Brooklyn, NY, Other Half Brewing is rooted in a simple mission: to push the boundaries of beer. Other Half has built a loyal community of fans around its beers with breweries in Carroll Gardens and Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Finger Lakes, NY; Washington D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia as well as tap rooms in Buffalo and  NYC’s iconic Rockefeller Center.


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