Farm brewery legislation passes

Theresa Hollister Uncategorized

Beer mugs are clinking across New York State as local breweries raise a glass to the Senate and Assembly for passing legislation creating a “Farm Brewery” license.  This will provide opportunities for local breweries to prosper, and it will expand markets for New York farmers and their crops much like what happened in the New York wine industry when similar legislation passed in the 1970’s.

The agriculture and beer industries in New York State are already major job creating engines, pumping more than $4.7 and $1.2 billion into our economy each year respectively. The Farm Brewery license legislation will allow for better synergy between these two important industries by allowing farmers to operate on and off premise accounts and supply hops and barley to other farm breweries.

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