CRAFT BEER LOVERS CAN NOW add Hudson Valley Brewery to their tasting-room sipping roster. The brewery, part of the restoration of an 1820s brick factory in Beacon’s east-end industrial district, started production in late 2016; the fully-stocked tasting room opened in early February. “Since we started brewing, people have been tapping on the doors wanting to come in,” says founder John-Anthony Gargiulo, a Highland native. “It’s great to finally be able to invite them in.” Former Bacchus brewmasters Michael Renganeschi and Jason Synan developed the lineup of five beers currently on tap: Amulet (a sour farmhouse ale conditioned with blueberries and hibiscus flowers); Forever Overhead (a sour India pale ale brewed with wheat and hopped with Citra and Simcoe); Incandeza (a sour ale brewed with two-row barley and raw white wheat); Make Believe (a sour farmhouse ale aged in oak); and Soliel (a sour farmhouse brew with pineapple and marigold flowers). Plans for expansion of the facility are ongoing, and include conversion of the adjoining three-story building into a restaurant and event space by next year. “We had to concentrate on getting the beer flowing first,” Gargiulo notes. “Our plan is to build up the public space as time goes on.” Tasting room hours: Fri 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-10pm.