FDA Labeling Update for Craft Beer

From Paul Gatza Here is where we are: –FDA enforcement in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments starts in May. –The Brewers Association and FDA reached alignment in January that FDA would like to have brand-specific values for calories and carbohydrates. The nine lesser nutrients (total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, […]

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Opening a Small Brewery Workshop

Sunday March 19 and Monday March 20 9:00 am – 6:00 pm   If you are considering opening a brewery you owe it to yourself to be as informed as possible.   This intensive two-day workshop to be held at Hopshire Farm & Brewery in Freeville, NY will allow you to participate in a 7 barrel […]

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Helderberg Brewery Incubator

Helderberg Brewery Incubator Value-Added Small Grains 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Small Grains School & Trade Show hosted by CCE-Ulster County & CCE-CAAHP Friday, February 10, 2017 9:30AM to 3:30PM Topics Covered: -Hudson Valley Grain Research, 2016 -Working with NY Malting Grains -The Small Grain Movement in the Hudson Valley and Beyond -Bringing Malting Barley […]

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What The Elimination of Bond Requirements For Small Breweries Means To You

By AJ Earley You’ve probably heard about the elimination of bond requirements for small breweries/brewpubs, distilled spirit plants, and wineries that is set to take effect on January 1st, 2017. While this is exciting news, it’s important to make sure you understand the ins and outs of this new measure. Navigating tax law for small […]

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Rheonix and NYSBA announce first Beer Quality Summit – November 2nd

         

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Helderberg Brewery – Sensory Evaluation & Defect Detection Workshop

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TTB Takes Big Steps to Remove Burdens on Product Approval

by Alex Koral – Product Compliance Manager Oct 5, 2016 The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has been on a roll recently to reduce regulatory burdens for beverage alcohol suppliers. On September 23, they announced changes to COLAs Online, including a redesign to the appellation and formula sections, and the removal of the alcohol content, net contents, […]

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Grant Funding Available – Deadline is Nov.10, 2016

  Dear Friends of Farm Viability, I’ve been thinking a lot about NY agriculture and local food lately and I hope you’ll indulge me as I share some thoughts. Over the last several years, there have been some chuckles as farmers discussed how fashionable it had become to be a farmer. Many of us, myself […]

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DISTILLED AND FERMENTED BEVERAGE EXPORT LOAN INITIATIVE

The following Guidelines apply to Distilled and Fermented Beverage Export Loan Initiative: Applicant Eligibility Criteria For-profit small- and medium-sized businesses must be located in New York State and: Must have 500 or fewer employees in New York State Be licensed by the NYS Liquor Authority to produce beer, wine, spirits, or cider Intend to begin […]

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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK STATE’S CRAFT BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

For Immediate Release: 9/13/2016 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK STATE’S CRAFT BEVERAGE INDUSTRY New Laws Expand Sales by the Glass to Farm Wineries, Breweries and Cideries Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed two measures to further […]

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