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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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO MODERNIZE NEW YORK’S ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW

For Immediate Release: 9/7/2016 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor New Law Expands Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants and Bars as Part of Comprehensive Blue Laws Overhaul and Broadens Retail Sales by Producers Legislation Consolidates Licensing and Eases Regulatory Requirements for Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries Governor […]

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Name Change – Alcoholic Beverage Production Credit (formerly the Beer Production Credit)

Guidance on changes related to taxes on alcoholic beverages The following items have recently been added to our website:   TSB-M-16(5)C,(3)I, Alcoholic Beverage Production Credit (formerly the Beer Production Credit)   This memorandum provides guidance on the expanded and renamed beer production credit.  Part V of Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2016 expanded the beer […]

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NY farmers to get access to crop insurance for malt barley

New York farmers who want to grow malting barley for the growing craft beer industry are getting some help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York farmers who want to grow malting barley for the growing craft beer industry are getting some help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. […]

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Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement to Modernize New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Agreement Expands Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants and Bars as Part of Comprehensive Blue Laws Overhaul Legislation Also Broadens Retail Sales by Producers and Eases Regulatory Requirements for Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein today […]

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2016 Legislative Update as of 6/9/16

Our legislation to provide NYC Brewers tax relief through the additional city tax they have to pay has now been moved out of Committee and has passed the Assembly! We are now waiting for a Sentate vote for final passage…stay tuned. Our legislation to allow farm breweries to sell farm wine and spirits by the glass […]

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Washington DC Hill Climb and Lobby Day

Last week the NYSBA lobbied in Washington DC and discussed the following topics: Federal Excise Tax Relief Full funding for the TTB ABInBev Merger NYS brewing industry The meetings went well for us in NYS and we continue to find terrific support form our Senate and House leaders on both sides of the aisle. I […]

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Governor Cuomo’s Beverage Bill 2016

Here it is in its entirety. https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/GPB15ABCREORGANIZATIONBILL.pdf    

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION TO MODERNIZE NEW YORK’S ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW

For Immediate Release: 5/18/2016 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor New Legislation Would Overhaul State’s Blue Laws, Consolidate Licensing and Ease Regulatory Requirements for Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries in NYS  Governor Cuomo Cuts Ribbon at Three Heads Brewing in Rochester, the Region’s Newest Craft Beer […]

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