Jeff O'Neil Starting Industrial Arts Brewing Co. in Rockland, NY

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by MichaelHatter, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. MichaelHatter

    MichaelHatter Initiate (70) Jun 29, 2015 New York

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  2. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (222) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    IMO the world doesn't need any more IPA focused breweries but maybe that's just the initial plan. Maltballs and Hop Common are some of my favorite Peekskill beers.
     
  3. Drankenstein

    Drankenstein Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2013 Kansas

    That's an interesting name for a brewery. Can't say I'm a fan of their name, though I'm sure the beer will be tasty.
     
  4. TheHopBrewKid

    TheHopBrewKid Initiate (105) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Totally agree that some of Chief's best beers were his non-IPA's. The man has a way with brett that very few others brewers do (Brut while he was at Ithaca might be his best beer ever, IMO).

    With that said, I definitely don't agree that the world doesn't need any more IPA focused breweries. And that's especially not the case here in the Hudson Valley.

    While Captain Lawrence kicks out their fair share of excellent IPA's, and obviously Other Half if we're considering NYC in this discussion, what we don't have a bit further up north is a brewery that's kicking out exclusively super fresh, filthy and dank hops like, say, a Trillium or Treehouse.

    So, if that's Chief's plan, which it seems it might be based on his comments in recent interviews and appearances, then I say bring it on.
     
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  5. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Disciple (393) Apr 19, 2013 New York

    It's a smart move. The guy has made some great IPAs and the cans will finance the brewery so other styles can be developed as well.
     
  6. TheHopBrewKid

    TheHopBrewKid Initiate (105) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    He sure has. The original Flower Power was incredible and very ahead of its time and Eastern Standard and Higher Standard are awesome beers. Shotgun Willie was killer as well, but I'm a whore for anything with Nelson Sauvin in it and I know that hop is a bit polarizing for some folks.

    And I agree 100%. His plan is definitely a smart move and I'm beyond psyched for the day he opens the door.
     
  7. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (232) Jan 19, 2013 New York

    I have no doubt that we'll see plenty of non-IPAs come out of Industrial Arts. IPA or not, however, I'm looking forward to all the new creations.
     
  8. BarRoomHero88

    BarRoomHero88 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2012 New York

    I was hoping he'd open a little more north, towards me, but I can't wait for this. Chief is a great brewer.
     
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  9. Nightwish1094

    Nightwish1094 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2010 Texas

    Awesome news. I used to work in that complex. Too bad i no longer live in Rockland. Looking forward to trips home a little more now.
     
  10. Soloveitchik

    Soloveitchik Disciple (340) Feb 7, 2013 New York

    I'm with you in Rockland...
     
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  11. jacewg

    jacewg Zealot (561) Jan 7, 2012 District of Columbia

    Always shocks me when people are mad at a brewery for focusing on a style that they brew well and happens to be the #1 selling style in craft beer. And quick to turn around.
     
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  12. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (222) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I wouldn't say mad - just slightly disappointed that many new breweries focus solely on trendy styles lately. Makes me appreciate those that brew differently. Other Half bores me because they only brew ipas or barrel aged, SingleCut was interesting to me but now they have become an ipa focused brewery. Barrier, Finback and Greenport make great variety of styles.
    But I'm sure Industrial Arts will eventually expand styles.
     
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  13. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (741) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Glad to see Chief putting a considerable amount of effort into the flagship ale (research and development), before opening prematurely; its precision, and most wouldn’t expect anything less from the man. Perhaps a solemn focus on IPA’s in the short-term, but I don’t expect him to solemnly focus on IPA’s in the long run; I expect “the pursuit of the ‘perfect beer” for a given style, before mastering a different subject.

    In any case, my biases, hopes, prejudices, inclinations, expectations, and however else you can say one or two words more than once, are set high = I expect some serious work to come out of these hops.
     
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  14. Billolick

    Billolick Poo-Bah (6,574) Dec 20, 2003 New York

    Giddy up...his beers at Peekskill Brewery were outstanding
     
  15. mendham_mikey

    mendham_mikey Initiate (56) Nov 11, 2014 New Jersey

    Any update on this?
     
  16. Vizualize

    Vizualize Initiate (109) Jun 13, 2014 New York

    Lots of updates on the Industrial Arts Brewing FB page.
     
  17. mendham_mikey

    mendham_mikey Initiate (56) Nov 11, 2014 New Jersey

    ahh - dont have FB.. bummer
     
  18. MichaelHatter

    MichaelHatter Initiate (70) Jun 29, 2015 New York

    They just started an Instagram, which you don't need an account to view:
    https://instagram.com/1ndustrialart5/
    The basics for the update are things are under construction. Their brewhouse is being made in Bavaria and looks to be done and has to be shipping across the Atlantic. They mentioned at the beginning of October that it should be in its home in 2 months. So to hazard a guess they could start brewing officially early next year, but there is no public timeline.
     
  19. mendham_mikey

    mendham_mikey Initiate (56) Nov 11, 2014 New Jersey

    thanks for that! I am really anticipating this!
     
  20. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,385) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    With Jeff O'Neil hop masterpieces set to hit shelves in spring I would say we are moving into exciting times for our area. How funny would it be to see Vermont folks traveling here to get beer?
     
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  21. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,385) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Anyone notice they hired their first employee?
     
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  22. Macsimus

    Macsimus Initiate (176) Feb 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Went by the site on my trip back home for the holidays. I literally can walk there in 5 minutes from the house I grew up in.
    Looking forward to when it opens
     
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  23. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (522) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    Really excited for this, a nice bonus for when I have to go back to Rockland to visit family.
     
  24. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Aspirant (244) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Is it you?
     
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  25. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,385) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Haha, no, Mike McManus.
     
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  26. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    I'll be keeping an eye out on this brewery!
     
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  27. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (741) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    I would like to fast forward 2016 a bit, then place on pause. Anticipation is killing me, let alone the other Hudson Valley shenanigans

    ...as of 24hrs ago

     
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  28. JoshVelez

    JoshVelez Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 New York

    Prematurely asking, but for those who know the area well, what's the best bet for someone traveling from NYC to get there?


    Also keep a look out for Hudson valley brewing company, started by the dudes at brewery at baccaus, sour/ wild ale New England IPA focused brewery!
     
  29. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,385) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Not sure how to go North to get there but Haverstraw is on the west bank of the river and I know I will be taking 9W south to get there.

    Very sad to see J and Mike leaving Bacchus, but very excited to see beers like Pirouette, Dude, Neon, and Lilith on a larger scale of production at Hudson Valley. Hate to complain when Beacon is only fifteen minutes further from me, and they are personally training their replacements at Bacchus to make beer as well as they do.
     
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  30. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,406) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    If you are driving, take the GWB to the Palisades Pkwy, and get off at Exit 14. Head east towards the river. Taking 9W all the way would be a pain.

    If you are coming from The Bronx or Queens and want to take the Tappan Zee, just get on the Palisades from 87.
     
  31. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (522) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    Whoa, what!?? I've only had King Tut's Hat and I was blown away, hopefully this means easier access to their beer?
     
  32. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,406) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    For NYC folks without a car, Rockland Coaches will get you there from the PABT.
     
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  33. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,385) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    http://hudsonvalleybrewery.com/blog
     
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  34. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (741) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Probably be beneficial to create a “Hudson Valley Pocket” thread, and include breweries from surrounding areas. Then again, maybe we shouldn’t be stirring up any more/too much commotion…shhhhhh? Super stoked about Dan Suarez little project, who previously worked at Hill. Even indebted his name on Convivial Suarez (Grassroots). Also worth mentioning his history with Sixpoint prior to becoming mates with Shaun

    …looking forward to setting up camp at Evan’s new joint as well; investing in a tent and a new address

    [​IMG]

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    In an effort not to completely thread jack, C’mon "Chief" open up the damn door
     
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  35. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,792) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    A bartender at Proletariat when I was there a couple of weeks ago said he was the brewer at Bacchus and would be heading to Hudson Valley Brewing. Jeff was his name maybe? I've been wanting to try the Bacchus beers and just missed a stout w/chile and chocolate at Proletariat while the guy was there (that's what got us talking Bacchus and he told me he was the brewer). Definitely intrigued by what I've heard from them and now more intrigued by Hudson Valley. Gonna be making a lot of trips up north in the future.
     
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  36. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Poo-Bah (2,792) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico


    What are you hearing about a tap room at Plan Bee?
     
  37. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (741) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to the Plan Bee tap room. Nonetheless, my expectations are to rest up upon that cozy cabin, overlooking those treacherous tree tops, with some goblets of Royal Jelly, Comb, Karnl, Amor...

    As to your earlier post, the Bacchus lad does work at Proletriot
     
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  38. Mikexw

    Mikexw Champion (878) Mar 3, 2014 New York
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    Royal Jelly is their most underrated beer....
     
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  39. JoshVelez

    JoshVelez Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 New York

    JASON!!! is the dude that works at proletariat. And the stout was called holy mole and its 10x better then Mexican cake
     
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  40. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (108) Dec 2, 2010 New York

    Had Holy Mole at Bacchus last week, and my lord, could drink that forever.