Craft brewer Brooklyn Brewery has plans to build a $80m brewery and warehouse at the Stewart Industrial Park in Orange County, New York.

A 60-year lease has been proposed by the company, which is yet to be approved by the Port Authority.

The firm has sought a lease of 18.9ac of land at a ground rental of around $30.1m, reported

"This is a huge project with a huge tourism component."

The company is planning to construct a 250,000ft² building, which could be expanded to 350,000ft².

A visitor and retail center is also being planned in addition to a brewery and warehouse.

Orange County executive Steve Neuhaus was quoted by the website as saying: "This is a huge project with a huge tourism component.

“We’re thrilled. Look at how Angry Orchard (the craft cider maker in Walden) is packed with visitors every weekend.”

The lease would be effective from 1 April, reported

The company will be granted a 60 day period to carry out geotechnical tests on the site and to withdraw from the commitment.

Dail Freeman News reported this would be the largest lease at the park since 2007, when the Port Authority took over the airport.