Industrial Arts Brewing Opens a Second Facility & Taproom in Beacon | Craft Beverage Industry | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
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Jordan Hughes
Industrial Arts' signature New England IPA—Wrench.

Industrial Arts Brewing, awarded “Best Brewery in the Northeast” by VinePair in 2018, is bringing its “fresh, happy beer” up the river from Garnerville to Beacon, where they will open a second brewery, taproom, and event space on Fishkill Avenue this spring.

“I’m really excited,” says general manager Sofia Barbaresco. “I’ve been going up there on weekends to soak up the feel of the community, and I hope to incorporate Beacon’s spirit into our new facility because it feels like a really good fit.”

Barbaresco studied brewing in Brazil and returned stateside in 2013, just in time to ride the incoming tsunami of craft beer. “When I first got back, there were hardly any job opportunities,” she says. “It’s exploded! It’s fun being part of it.”

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Jordan Hughes
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The company’s current site is in the Garner Arts & Industrial Center, a meandering pre-Civil War factory compound in Rockland County. “It’s all crazy old brick buildings and winding alleyways,” says Barbaresco. “We share space with the Garner Art Center, and we’ll be putting on a big festival together May 18-19 that should be amazing.”

Immediate plans for the Beacon facility include a tasting room with ample outdoor seating and panoramic mountain views, a New York State-focused beverage program, beer to-go, and food truck partners for the opening festivities. As autumn approaches, they’ll be opening the indoor tasting room. Expect lots of music and film programming Barbaresco says, and rotating food choices that pair well with beer. There will be a “huge” event space, with large banks of windows on both sides, “one overlooking the brewery floor, the other looking out at Mount Beacon,” says Barbaresco. “So you’ll have these expansive views on both sides.”

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Wrench cans.
Industrial Arts will be anchor tenant and co-owner at a repurposed 147,500-square-foot warehouse built in 1982 (formerly the home of Mechtronics marketing agency). “It’s exciting how much of a blank slate it is,” Barbaresco says. “The possibilities! It’s got good high ceilings and a sturdy foundation, and we’re building out our brewery to optimize all of our high-tech processes. We’re building the brewery of our dreams, and the latest tech and equipment from Germany is an exciting part of it.” Production at the new facility is slated to come online in 2020. In the meantime, you’ll be able to drink their beers brewed at the Garnerville location.
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A rendering of Industrial Arts new Beacon brewing facility and taproom.

“This is an amazing opportunity for us to continue to innovate and grow well into the foreseeable future,” said Industrial Arts founder Jeff O’Neil. “The site has all of the characteristics that a modern brewery needs to thrive. We’ll continue investing in people and technology while creating this dynamic hub of brewing and hospitality for the Hudson Valley and beyond.” 

The original Garnerville location, opened in August 2016, is also in expansion mode, adding jobs, high-tech brewing and packaging equipment, additional tanks, and building out the current taproom to accommodate more guests. The brewery currently distributes beer to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Japan. The state-of-the-art production facility in Beacon will be capable of producing in excess of 50,000 barrels annually, over five times as much as the 9,000 barrels brewed in Garnerville last year. 

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Industrial Arts founder Jeff O'Neil inside the new facility.
“These projects will give us the freedom to create and experiment and push the boundaries of hop-forward beer at our original location,” explains Barbaresco. “We are excited to cultivate partnerships across craft beer's entire supply chain and use our resources to optimize those relationships. The Beacon site will be an evolution of the aesthetic that originated from our unique site in Rockland, and we are excited continue to help make the Hudson Valley the premier destination for beer tourism in New York State.”

The new Industrial Arts location will be at 511 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon. To make sure you don’t miss the opening,follow Industrial Arts on Instagram and Facebook. And if you or someone you know is looking for flexible warehouse space with great neighbors, partner Diamond Properties is currently offering the remaining 73,400 square feet of warehouse for lease.

About The Author

Anne Pyburn Craig

Anne's been writing a wide variety of Chronogram stories for over two decades. A Hudson Valley native, she takes enormous joy in helping to craft this first draft of the region's cultural history and communicating with the endless variety of individuals making it happen.
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