Sloop Brewing Company will return to Dutchess County with a new brewery and tasting room. 

Before their popular tasting room in Elizaville, N.Y. in Columbia County, Sloop Brewing started as a nano-brewery in a Poughkeepsie garage.

The company has announced that they are expanding and relocating their brewery to former IBM campus in East Fishkill.

Sloop’s new 26,000 square foot facility will allow them to greatly increase production, expand their footprint in the Hudson Valley with multiple tasting room locations, and help revitalize the former East Fishkill plant.

Sloop Brewing will be one of the first tenants in the Dutchess County iPark Project, which hopes to repurpose the former IBM plant as a mixed-use food, retail, and hotel hub.

Justin Taylor, Sloop’s brewmaster and co-founder, said:

The new brewery will allow us to increase production and still focus on our beer with thesame love and care as always. With our new 120 barrel tanks we can make enough beer to be in bars and stores throughout the Northeast. We’ll still have the 30 barrel tanks, to keep making small-batch beer, hone our craft, and try new things like we’ve always been proud to do.

The new tasting room will feature local beer, foods from across New York State, event space, and live music with room for over 300 people.

The new brewery is expected to be operational by May, with the new tasting room opening this summer. Their Elizaville location at Vosburgh Orchards will continue serving Sloop beers in Columbia County.

Adam Watson, president and co-founder of Sloop, said:

We’re excited to help spearhead the revitalization of the IBM campus. It’s a great location, a great building, and bringing this factory back to life is a great project to be a part of. We really appreciate the support and faith shown in us by the REDC, the Cuomo administration, and our state representatives.

An announcement celebration will be held at Schatzi's in Poughkeepsie on February 3, at 12 p.m.