Yonkers Brewing co-founder John Rubbo said Friday morning that during his market research, owners of breweries in Peekskill and Newburgh told him that some of their customers are beer tourists riding north from Manhattan.
Rubbo said he hopes to open the venue on Main Street by June for the World Cup, but construction could delay that.
Rubbo was in White Plains Friday morning because his company is one of six new partners in the Westchester County Association’s Blueprint Accelerator Network, which has offered to help his company grow.
There will soon be more beer crawls by train.
Construction is underway on a Heartland Brewery at the Port Chester Station.
“The fact that breweries want to open near our train station is a testament to the good service we provide,” said Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders.
Anders said that the railroad doesn’t offer a brewery express package like it does for other excursions in Westchester County.
Once Yonkers Brewing opens, she said, commuters can buy a ticket to Yonkers, then an intermediate ticket to Peekskill and a third ticket back to Grand Central Terminal.