One of the Country’s Largest Craft Beer Breweries is Coming to Orange County
The Brooklyn Brewery is coming to the Hudson Valley.
The country's twelve largest craft beer brewery is planing on constructing an $80 million facility near Stewart Airport in Orange County.
The Times Herald says the 250,000-square-foot building will include a brewery, warehouse, and a visitor and retail center.
This will be great for tourism, and local job growth.
Brooklyn Brewery is already very well known in area. In 2015, they teamed up with the Culinary Institute of America to a open a brewery located within a new campus dining hall known as The Egg.
The campus brewery also serves as a classroom for students on the complex process of brewing craft beer.
Brooklyn Brewery first formed in 1987.
One of it's founders had spent years in the Middle East as a correspondent for the Associated Press, where he became fascinated with the art of home brewing from diplomats. Upon returning to home to Brooklyn, he and a neighbor set out to start their own brewery as a ay to pat homage to Brooklyn.
Garret Oliver has served as their brewmaster since 1994.
Initially, most of their product was brewed by contract in Utica. They opened their first functioning brewery in Williamsburg in 1996.