Drinking on the job: Issues for the craft brewer as employer:

August 25th, 2015 • by Christopher Gegwich

Drinking on the job: Issues for the craft brewer as employer:

• by Christopher Gegwich

As a craft brewer, you cannot escape the stark reality that your product is alcohol. Beyond what is needed for purposes of quality control, many employees may be tempted to indulge (or over-indulge) in your product during working hours. While you certainly do not want to restrict an employee’s ability to enjoy the fruit of […]

New Legislation Makes Business Easier for New York’s Craft Brewing and Distillery Enterprises

August 20th, 2015 • by Chip Grieco

With over 200 breweries in operation accounting for more than 11,000 jobs, craft beer in New York is approaching a $4 billion enterprise – New York State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill On August 14, 2015 New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed three bills into law, which amend the New York State Tax Law and New […]

Looking to contract out production of your beer brand? Be careful of fee arrangements.

August 17th, 2015 • by Patrick Quinlan

The New York State Liquor Authority has recently issued an advisory clarifying that retail licensees that market a particular brand of beer and that contract-out production of the beer to a manufacturer cannot receive payments from the manufacturer that correlate to the manufacturer’s sales. This situation is most likely to arise in the context of […]


August 11th, 2015 • by Wanda Wuest

Trying to figure out the rules for doing consumer tastings of beer in New York State can be challenging.  Following is a brief guide to assist you in determining if your proposed tasting is in compliance with the laws and regulations of New York and whether some sort of permit may be needed in addition […]

Sun Brewed – Offsetting the Costs of Hot Water Usage with Solar Thermal Technology

August 4th, 2015 • by Adam Hamilton

If you’ve been living under a rock in New York State for the better part of a decade then you probably haven’t recognized the huge strides that the New York State craft beer movement has made. While living comfortably under that same rock, you probably haven’t realized that New York State is now ranked 8th […]