Sloop Brewing Co. partners with Smuttynose Brewing Co. to expand beer output

a train is parked on the side of the street: Sloop Brewing Company at The Factory in East Fishkill. © Courtesy photo/Robert M. Davidson Sloop Brewing Company at The Factory in East Fishkill.

Though Sloop Brewing Co. has reached capacity at its East Fishkill facility, the craft brewery is partnering with Smuttynose Brewing Co. to expand their capabilities.

Smuttynose, based in Hampton, New Hampshire, features a brewing capacity of 75,000 barrels of beer annually. The East Fishkill brewery is capable of brewing 28,000 barrels of beer annually. 

The majority of Sloop beer will still be brewed locally, and Justin Taylor, head brewer at Sloop, said Sloop will maintain control over brewing at the New Hampshire facility.

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“By entering into this alternating proprietorship with Smuttynose and using their facilities to brew, we are able to maintain direct, boots-on-the-ground control over our beer, from ingredients to process to packaging, without sacrificing any of the quality or flavors people have come to expect from our brand” said Justin Taylor, head brewer at Sloop.

a man holding a laptop: Sloop Brewing's director of sales and marketing Joe Turco pours a pint of Juice Bomb IPA at Sloop's new location in East Fishkill on Sept 13, 2018. © Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal Sloop Brewing’s director of sales and marketing Joe Turco pours a pint of Juice Bomb IPA at Sloop’s new location in East Fishkill on Sept 13, 2018.

Joe Turco, director of sales and marketing at Sloop, said the partnership will allow the brewery to meet demand for its beer. Sloop is distributed in 17 states.

“As the fastest growing regional brewery in the country, we’ve reached our maximum capacity at our current location, and we’re very excited for this opportunity to expand,” he said.

Steve Kierstead, vice president of sales for Finestkind Brewing, Smuttynose’s operating company, said he looks forward to Sloop’s further expansion into the Northeast.

“We look forward to supporting the growth of their brand as the demand for Sloop beer continues to rise,” he said.

a group of people standing around a table: Sloop Brewing co-founder Adam Watson checks in on waitress Val Boscia who is currently working in the shipping department at Sloop Brewing in Hopewell Junction on May 21, 2020. © Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal Sloop Brewing co-founder Adam Watson checks in on waitress Val Boscia who is currently working in the shipping department at Sloop Brewing in Hopewell Junction on May 21, 2020.

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