4th Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival – FX Matt Brewing Company

November 24th, 2015 • by Paul Leone

4th Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival – FX Matt Brewing Company

• by Paul Leone

Tickets on Sale Soon! The New York State Brewers Association is proud to announce the 4th annual New York Craft Brewers Festival that will take place on June 9th, 2018 at the historic FX Matt Brewing Company in Utica, New York. The New York Craft Brewers Festival brings together up to 40 New York State Breweries from every region of the […]

Legal To Do List for Starting a Brewery in New York

• by Brendan Palfreyman

Do you have a brewery in planning or are you thinking about starting your own brewery in New York? Congratulations! Below is a legal to do list in chronological order for you to consider as you begin the process. The list covers everything from trademarks, to commercial leases, to your federal and state brewing licenses, […]

Be Careful When Disciplining Employees for Social Media Use

November 16th, 2015 • by Joe Carello

Employee use of social media can be a tricky area for employers. As we all know, social media profiles can be a mix of personal and work-related content. But employers who discipline or terminate employees based on statements made on social media run the risk of violating the law. Section 7 of the National Labor […]

Copyright for Brewers Part II – Do I Own the Copyright in My Own Labels?

November 2nd, 2015 • by Brendan Palfreyman

In the first part of this series, I covered the benefits of copyright registration for brewers. This article addresses and equally important topic: whether you as a brewer are the owner of the copyright in your label art. This is important because copyright literally protects the right to make copies, which includes the right to […]