Frederickson, who previously spent time at Grand Rounds and LTS, expects to have the brewery, known as Thesis Beer Project, open in early 2019.
During a recent tour of the 3,300 square-foot space, Frederickson said he hopes to ride the momentum building in Rochester's craft beer scene.
In the spirit of that mission, Thesis will partner with local charities on a quarterly basis to make collaboration beers that will raise funds for their causes.
They’ll begin with the nonprofit Gift of Life Transplant House.
“A thesis is a presentation of an idea to a community and this is exactly what we’re doing.
It’s us creating a place that we would want to visit and we would want to hang out at. That word is pretty fun, and juxtaposed with our branding being so playful and colorful, it’s kind of a nice play there.” It has been stressful for the couple to get to this point.
We might have a different version of the light lager or something like that always on tap.
“The overall goal here is to produce a top-quality product and make this space as inviting and entertaining as possible,” Fredericksen adds.
“For us to be able to make beer and then, in turn, use that beer to do good and help other people—it’s the only reason we are actually doing this. When searching for a location, Fredericksen and Palmer learned that the building they’re currently in was built by a man that made his money as a beer distributor.
The agent they worked with was a descendant of his.