As 2018 winds to an end, we find ourselves reflecting on the best year our little brewery has had to date. We’re feeling unbelievably grateful for the support we’ve received, conversations we’ve had, and beers we’ve enjoyed together here this last year and look forward to sharing even more of our wild, hoppy, and lager beers with you all in 2019.
Now for the really good stuff.
Here at Bacchus we’ve seen exponential growth and demand over the course of our almost 5 years, and with that has come a never ending struggle to manage within the confines of our humble 3bbl brewpub. Thanks to that love we’ve been shown by everyone in the Hudson Valley, Capitol Region, and NYC we are proud and excited to begin a large expansion! Bacchus has recently purchased a 30bbl system (that’s 10 times our current size!) and we’ll begin to renovate and move into our new home in Kerhonkson. Bacchus Restaurant will continue as it always has and still serve as a hub to experience and enjoy our beer within New Paltz, however we will also be adding a 12,000sqft warehouse space that will include a taproom, small food options, and a seasonal outdoor space.
In this new space our goal will be to increase our wild beer production, focus on more blending and bottling, grow our lager program, and continue to refine (and package in cans!!) our hoppy beers. In addition to all this, we will begin to slowly create a spontaneous beer program using a traditional koelschip innoculation and oak fermentation that will grow into our own version of Methode Traditionnelle over the course of 3 to 4 years.
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for taking this journey with us so far and we cannot wait to show you what the future has to offer from Bacchus.