NY Sees Significant Growth in Craft Beverages
It's no secret that craft breweries, cideries and wineries are in full bloom here in Hudson Valley.
Places like Hudson Brewing in Hudson, Brooklyn House Cider in New Paltz and several local wineries are hot spots to visit at any point during the week. And now some of your favorite New York breweries could be making it easier for you to access their delicious adult beverages. According to a press release from Governor Cuomo the "number of craft beverage manufacturers operating off-site branch stores has increased to 105 locations in 35 counties across New York."
Governor Cuomo is working on boosting the craft beer industry in New York by allowing all farm-based beverage manufacturers to open up off site stores. These stores can bring increasing sales with craft beverage products as well as create new jobs. Last year alone, New York saw 32 off-site craft beverage stores open up.
In 2011 the wine industry was first to allow branch stores to open through the Fine Wine legislation. Before the legislation was passed, the farm wineries could have satellite stores but they weren't allowed to sell their product by the bottle or open gift shops. Since 2011 the original 29 satellite stores has increased to 72.
New York is now home to 600 farm wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries.