For the past year, the Carey Institute has been working to start a model farmstead brewery in Rensselaerville. The Dutch Barn Farm Brewery Incubator will host a new economic development and social networking hub, bringing farmers, brewers and the Capital Region community together.
The Carey Institute has partnered with CSArch, an Albany architecture firm, to reconstruct a 1760’s New World Dutch barn donated by Randolph J. Collins from the town of Guilderland. This icon of local history will be erected on our campus and adapted to house New York State’s first farm-to-glass classroom and farm brewery incubator. Here, we will provide start-up brewing space and educational opportunities to emerging farm brewery enterprises, cultivating economic opportunities for farmers and brewers in New York State’s budding farm-to-glass industry.
We ask for your support as we work to repurpose an architectural gem for a future that reinvigorates our agricultural roots and our region’s rich brewing history, supporting the long-term viability of local farms, agritourism, and our regional economy.