It's no secret that the craft beer industry is on the rise, especially here in the hudson valley. Craft beer lovers have a variety of amazing options to choose from across the region and now one more startup can be added to the list thanks in part to a special grant from New York State.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that Hudson Valley Brewery, Inc was awarded a $450,000 grant to help overhaul an old factory building in Beacon. The grant is apart of an effort to spur economic development across the state.

According to the Poughkeepsie Journal the new brewery is headed by hudson valley native John-Anthony Gargiulo who couldn't be happier about the opportunity. Hudson Valley Brewery, Inc. tells the Journal it will use the grant to help with renovations to a historic factory building in the city of Beacon where Gargiulo plans to create a 5,000 square foot tasting room, a 30-barrel brewing setup and a full canning and packaging line.

The brewery is scheduled to be completed January 2016. Cheers to more beers in the Hudson Valley!