Tree House, one of the biggest names in the craft beer industry, is planning a new location in upstate New York
One of the East Coast’s most sought-after craft beer brands is planning to open a brewery/taproom in Saratoga Springs.
Tree House Brewing plans to open a brewery sometime in 2024 at a location on Route 9 across from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the company announced via its social media channels on Friday.
Her Facebook post read: “We are excited to announce that next year Tree House will be opening a brewery, taproom and outdoor experience in Saratoga Springs, NY!”
The new location will be Tree House’s sixth, and first in New York State. The company was founded in central Massachusetts in 2011 and now has its main location in Charlton, between Springfield and Worcester.
It has added three more locations in Massachusetts (Tewksbury, Sandwich and Deerfield) and one in Woodstock, Connecticut.
“Saratoga Springs is known for its vibrant arts and music scene,” the Facebook post continued. “This history aligns with our passion and support of music and the arts in ways that we find almost too good to be true. To say we are excited to become part of the community would be an understatement.
The Saratoga location will provide an “expanded indoor and outdoor experience,” the post said. She also said the company expects to hire about 60 people in Saratoga and create 35 more “additional” jobs in the state.
Tree House does not sell its beer in stores through distributors, so it has long attracted large crowds and sometimes long lines of fans who travel to one of its outlets to purchase beer. Its beers can be ordered online.
It offers a wide range of beers, particularly variations on New England-style IPAs (hazy and dank). Their most famous beer is a hazy IPA called Julius, which itself has many variations. The brewery also makes lager, wheat beer, stout, and many other styles.
Its locations feature dining rooms featuring food made in-house or from food trucks.
The Tree House location in Saratoga should add to the already deep craft beer scene in New York’s metropolitan area, said Paul Lyon, director of the New York State Beer Association. He credited breweries in Saratoga, Lake George and other communities all the way to Albany.
The fact that Tree House is a well-known brewery helps, he said.
“People rarely travel to just go to one brewery,” Lyon said. “So it’s exciting to have Tree House in New York, and even more exciting is that travelers will be able to visit all the other great breweries in the area.”
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