GREENPORT, NY. In order to make room for additional production capacity and ultimately the bottling of its beer, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company announced that it is now in contract on the Lucas Ford dealership in the Hamlet of Peconic, Southold Town.
There are, however, no plans to leave Greenport.
“Our heart and soul will always be in Greenport”, said Richard Vandenburgh who co-founded the Brewery with his best friend, John Liegey. “We will maintain the tasting room on Carpenter Street and use the production space for an apprenticeship program. We want to give those interested in breaking into the business an opportunity to learn.”
The Lucas Ford property not only provides room for increased operations, but land to cultivate and explore local grown crops solidifying the North Fork as a local beer destination. Once completed, it will also hold a tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating.
Greenport Harbor Brewery plans to close on the new property in spring of 2012 and be up-and-running in January of 2013. The new facility, with its 25,000 barrel brew house system, will quadruple production and double its workforce in 24 months.
Greenport Harbor Brewery is currently located on 234 Carpenter Street in Greenport, New York. Its mission is to create great tasting, local craft beer. No frills or fanciness–just great beer. Learn more at www.harborbrewing.com