This is a story of friendship, dedication, hard work, vision…and beer!
A story that takes time to develop…like beer…and the steamships that were once built in this very location in the 1850’s at William Wright Steamship in Newburgh.
Christopher Basso; Brew Master + Chief Executive Officer, Paul Halayko, President + Chief Operating Officer and Charlie Benedetti, Head of Sales are more than three partners in the Beer business…they are friends.
Christopher and Paul have been best friends since they were 12 years old. They went to high school and Boston University together and Charlie is Paul’s uncle.
Christopher graduated from the French Culinary Institute and was a brewer at the Brooklyn Brewery for almost seven years before becoming the Brew Master at Newburgh Brewing Company
Paul and Christopher have been friends since age 12 and went to high school and Boston University together. Paul is a CPA with a background in working with start-up companies as well as financial consulting. He left a job at JP Morgan to run Newburgh Brewing Company.
Charlie was a career Wall Street trader and is now Head of Sales for the brewery.
These gents love making beer. They pour their passion into the brewery everyday!
Newburgh Brewing Company honors the rich history of Newburgh, a history that includes one infamous neighbor General George Washington who lived up the street. People have been brewing beer in Newburgh since before America was America. It is a tradition Newburgh Brewing Company is proud to be a part of.
The 3 most popular Beers are: Cream Ale, Brown Ale and Paper Box Pale Ale (Yes, this building was once a paper box company too)
Since opening, in April 2012 they have brewed 40 different styles in just 3 years! They make 6 beers year round and have an assortment of seasonal beers and specialty releases.
The Taproom is a large space with high ceilings and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. 16 different beers are served as well as a local cider and a selection of Hudson Valley wines.
6 Beers Made Year Round:
Cream Ale – Light, easy drinking, nice malt backbone with a hint of hop bitterness at the finish, a traditional NY style beer.
Brown Ale – English-style, dark roasted, hints of coffee, toffee and chocolate
Paper Box Pale Ale – Hop-forward American Pale Ale
HOP Drop DIPA – Big American Double IPA with large hop aroma and flavor, citrusy and dangerously drinkable although 9.5%ABV
East Kolsch – Pilsner-like, originally made for the 2 Blue Smoke restaurants in NYC . Light and easy drinking.
India Cream Ale – Bigger bodied version of our Cream Ale, aggressively hopped like an IPA with Sorachi Ace.
Honor, natural goodness of ingredient’s and friends working hard to make them shine through every sip.
The Food…The Mood + More
“Supporting Local” whenever possible and sourcing food from local farms and suppliers are a priority. Newburgh Brewing Company appreciates the hard work, traditions and dedication from local farmers.
You’ll find everything from all natural chicken wings, fish tacos, local farm fresh salads, New York State made cheeses, and more on the tap room menu.
The Mood is spacious with long tables and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The walls feature a gallery of local artists and there are bands weekly including a Swing Band on Thursday nights. Tours of the facility are available on Saturdays. Always best to call or check website or Facebook page for updates.
Miss this beer…you don’t have to! It’s distributed throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island and northern New York up to the Canadian border and 7 northern New Jersey counties.
Tap Room Hours
Wednesday: 4pm-9pm Trivia at 7:30
Thursday: 4pm – 11 pm
Friday: 4pm to Midnight
Saturday: Noon to Midnight
Sunday: Noon to 5pm
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80 South Colden Street, Newburgh
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