A proposed $2.7 million Hudson Valley brewery would occupy space that was once used as a prison. The Times Herald-Record reports Pine Island Brewery has made a proposal to open a 14,000 square foot facility in Warwick.

Should all the approvals go through, workers could break ground this fall with a spring of 2019 opening. In addition to a tasting room, there will be space for weddings and an outdoor patio with access to hundreds of acres of trails.

They're going to go with a unique approach to brewing beer, using oak foeders. But what the heck is a foeder? Turns out it's another name for a large barrel and there are only a few brewers using the technique in the country.

Tasting rooms help the bottom line, but distribution is where breweries make their money. They'll be able to brew up to 5,000 barrels of beer each year and be able to can 35 beers a minute.

There are several other lots in development in the compound including a large medical marijuana processing center.

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