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

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  1. MichaelHatter

    MichaelHatter Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2015 Virginia

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  2. ecpho

    ecpho Savant (1,159) 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 (0) 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.
  5. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Initiate (0) 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 (0) 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 Savant (1,142) 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 Crusader (424) 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.
  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 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New York

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

    jacewg Initiate (0) 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 Savant (1,159) 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 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,585) 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 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,405) Dec 20, 2003 New York
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    Giddy up...his beers at Peekskill Brewery were outstanding
  15. mendham_mikey

    mendham_mikey Aspirant (283) Nov 11, 2014 South Carolina

    Any update on this?
  16. Vizualize

    Vizualize Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 New York

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

    mendham_mikey Aspirant (283) Nov 11, 2014 South Carolina

    ahh - dont have FB.. bummer
  18. MichaelHatter

    MichaelHatter Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2015 Virginia

    They just started an Instagram, which you don't need an account to view:
    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 Aspirant (283) Nov 11, 2014 South Carolina

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

    cavedave Grand Pooh-Bah (4,133) 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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