Sloop is committed to equipping our Open Waters interns with technical knowledge, valuable connections, and the expertise to empower them as future industry professionals. We hope to dismantle barriers in the craft beverage industry, and pave the way for positive change in the world of brewing and craft beer by creating a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Internships are open to any Hudson Valley residents over 21, and no prior experience or brewing knowledge is required. Interns must commit to at least 20 hours a week over a three month period, and applications are being accepted from October 1st through October 31st. The first quarter of the program will begin January 1, 2021.

Founded in 2011 in a Poughkeepsie garage, Sloop Brewing has gone from selling beer at farmers’ markets and hand delivering kegs to being the fastest growing craft brewery in the country, according to Brewer’s Association. In 2018, Sloop opened a new, 25,000 square foot brewery in East Fishkill, NY, allowing them to ramp up production of Juice Bomb, Super Soft, the World Beer Cup gold medal winning sour Confliction, and their constantly rotating portfolio of limited releases; they also have a full service restaurant, bar, and private event space all on site. With beer available up and down the East Coast, Sloop is named for the boats that once moved people and cargo up and down the Hudson, Sloop is proud to be a part of a growing craft movement and a growing upstate New York economy.


The Open Waters internship seeks to provide interns with a full, well-rounded curriculum encompassing all aspects of craft beer production.

Packaging: Brite tank cleaning and maintenance, canning and kegging operations, product inventory, quality control.

Cellar: Fermenter cleaning and maintenance, yeast addition, dry hopping, centrifuge operation, fermentation monitoring.

Brewing: Recipe comprehension, mill operation, raw material inventory, wort production, hop additions, brewing vessel cleaning and maintenance, off-flavors training.

Lab days will also be scheduled throughout the program.


Our application involves a three-step process: an initial application, an exam covering basic knowledge of non-brewing specific skills and tools, and an in-person interview.

Applications will be accepted through the November 1st.


Apply here!