Good news out of Patchogue this morning for local beer lovers: Blue Point Brewing Company is officially breaking ground on its new brewery location at 225 West Main Street (formerly Briarcliffe College). News of Blue Point’s plans to expand and build at this location was first announced back in February.
“The new brewery is the perfect addition to our expansion plans here in Patchogue,” says Paul Pontieri, Patchogue Village Mayor. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Blue Point’s new brewery, as it becomes a new destination for consumers across New York and beyond.”
Blue Point Brewing Company was founded in 1998 as Long Island’s first distributing craft brewery and has since grown into one of New York’s largest breweries, having been sold in 2014 to Anheuser-Busch InBev. The new brewery is set to open in the summer of 2018, and will offer Blue Point’s talented team 54,000 square feet to bring their beloved beer into the world.
It’s won’t be a bad situation for Blue Point’s fans either: The new brewery will feature a restaurant and tasting room, plus an outdoor beer garden (bafflingly, still a rarity on Long Island).
“We’ve been so fortunate to have grown over the past few years and are excited to increase our production capacity to continue to craft new innovative brews for our customers, and with our rich history in Patchogue, we’re proud to break ground on our new brewery right here where it all began,” says Mark Burford, co-founder of Blue Point.
“We’re looking forward to having the expanded capacity to dream up our next great beer,” adds Dan Jansen, Blue Point’s brewmaster. “It’s pretty special to be able to break ground on our new facility only a half mile from where Blue Point first started.”