New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor

Having driven by the New York Beer Project building a few times during the last few weeks, Tevin Tallons of Rochester was excited for the massive beer garden to open.

What he wasn’t expecting was just how large the interior of the two-story, 15,000-square-foot structure is and just how large the menu of beer and food items was to choose from, he said.

“They did a nice job with it,” Tallons said Tuesday night, enjoying a NYBP’s Hyperjuice Belgian pale ale during a VIP launch party in advance of the public grand opening at 11 a.m. Thursday.

This is the second New York Beer Project location for owners Kevin and Kelly Krupski. The original, which is in Lockport, opened four years ago.

The Victor location is modeled after the opulent Atlantic Garden Beer Hall in New York City in 1871 — down to the chandeliers, grand staircase and chestnut trees that adorn the spacious interior. At that time, women could only drink beer in a beer hall at communal tables and kids were able to drink the beer then because it was safer to drink than the water, Kelly Krupski said.

There are communal tables, but kids — well, no beer until you’re 21. But there is plenty to eat in a family atmosphere.

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