An Exciting Year Ahead for NYS Craft Beer

January 30th, 2018 • by Paul Leone
Paul Leone

Paul Leone

Paul Leone is the Executive Director of the New York State Brewers Association.

Only one month in and 2018 is already proving to be the most exciting in the history of New York State craft beer! Within a few months, New York State will have more registered breweries than any other time in history surpassing 393 in the year 1876.

In addition to growing Brewery and Allied membership, 7 companies have made a commitment to working with the Association and its members to further advance the craft beer industry. These partners make it possible for the Association to serve the breweries in our state with greater attention and resources.

Please welcome:

As an association, we are producing our 3 signature festivals and have added an industry conference. 2017 marked the first year of the State-wide competition which is now also an annual event.

Important Dates:

  • March 1-3: 1st Annual NYS Craft Brewers Conference presented by DWS Printing
  • March 3: 5th Annual NYS Craft Brewers Festival – Albany
  • May 2: 3rd Annual CBC Think New York, Drink New York party sponsored by Pratt Industries
  • June 9: 4th Annual NYS Craft Brewers Festival – Utica
  • July 28: 2nd Annual NYS Craft Beer Competition
  • November 19: 6th Annual NYS Craft Brewers Festival – Syracuse

New York is one of the top states in the country for craft beer. Thank you to all who support the Association and to the patrons who think NY and drink NY. Together, we are creating a positive environment for craft beer to thrive.