Former Peekskill Brewery brewmaster Jeff O’Neil has two decades worth of brewing experience under his belt, and this fall he’s bringing that pedigree to Rockland County’s historic Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, future site of his Industrial Arts Brewing Co., which will span three buildings and provide plenty of space for equipment designed specially for O’Neil’s unique process and products. While the brews will be draft-only to start, they will eventually find their way into cans, and Industrial Arts will also sell growlers to go. Not looking to wait for more of a preview, we spoke with the award-winning hops honcho to get a sense of what flavors he’ll be serving up come opening day.
Tools of the Trade (Extra Pale Ale)
While there will only be three or four beers available at a time, Industrial Art’s flagship, Tools of the Trade, is a guaranteed staple. This single-malt ale is brewed with several different varieties of hops, boasting while boasting what O’Neil describes as “a drinkable beer that people can enjoy every day.”
State of the Art (IPA)
Industrial Arts will also feature this rotating, seasonal IPA called State of the Art, which aims to focus on new hop varieties and techniques to “stay at the forefront of what’s happening in the world of heavily hopped beers,” according to O’Neil.
As-Yet-Unnamed Coffee Ale
O’Neil’s inventiveness extends beyond IPAs. He is currently working with Cold Spring’s The Pantry specialty coffee shop on a concoction marrying local beans and New York State malt, which will premiere at this year’s Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week in September.
TBD Rotating Pilot Beers
Other than the aforementioned regulars, O’Neill expects to brew a unique pilot beer every few weeks. Far as what can expected, all he’ll let on is that, “There is no limit on what we can do and what we expect to brew. “The sky is the limit.”
Industrial Arts Brewing Co. will be open Wednesday-Sunday starting this fall. Check in with their under-construction website for more details.