Hudson Valley Brewery

Beacon, NY



The Hudson Valley Brewery project is an adaptive reuse of the oldest industrial building in Beacon. The former fabric mill building was built in ca. 1840, and housed a weaving mill that processed raw cotton that was brought north from the South. The 2-story brick building opens onto the Mattewan train spur, with a full basement that opens out to grade at the lower level. That level was expanded in the 1940s with a concrete block addition with high ceilings and open web steel trusses, increasing the original 8000 SF to 12000 SF.

Phase 1 of the project is complete, with the restoration and fit out of the basement addition as the brewery. The open plan, high ceilings, reinforced concrete slab with floor drains, and at grade access of the 1940s wing easily accommodates the brewery program. The 1840 basement accommodates the walk-in cooler currently, and will eventually include an oak barrel aging room and private tasting room.

Phase 2 will include the buildout of the brick structure to include a tasting bar and restaurant, commercial kitchen, and a wedding/event space, blending the exposed brick and stone bearing walls and heavy timber truss roof with modern finishes. All floors will be accessible through new stairs and an elevator.

The phased approach allowed the clients to establish their product line and refine their process early, and to build a strong following and cash flow before embarking on the more nuanced work fo the event space.