Insurance Information for Breweries (COVID-19)

March 25th, 2020 • by Paul Leone

Insurance Information for Breweries (COVID-19)

• by Paul Leone

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has lead to financial stress on consumers and business owners alike, including NYS brewery owners and industry workers. As a Brewery Member of the New York State Brewers Association, you have access to a network of NYSBA Allied Members to provide you with information and assistance. In this blog the NYSBA […]

Is CBD Legal in Beer in NYS?

May 1st, 2019 • by Paul Leone

A frequent question we get is, “can I use CBD in my beer?” The short answer is no…not yet. Below is more information that will give you the current reasons at this time. The 2018 Farm Bill changed the definition of marijuana which resulted in certain parts of the plant being removed from the controlled […]

Global NY Loan Fund to Help Alcoholic Beverage Industry

April 18th, 2019 • by Paul Leone

Global NY Loan Fund – Distilled and Fermented Beverage Initiative – $5 million Through the Distilled and Fermented Beverage Initiative, ESD will provide zero percent interest loans in principal amounts between $10,000 to $50,000, with terms of up to seven years, directly to New York State’s small and medium-sized companies in either the distilled or […]

NYS $.05 Beer Bottle & Can Deposit

November 20th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

If you bottle or can your own beer and sell it out of your tap room or self distribute your beer, this is critical information you need know to become a deposit initiator in New York State. From the NYS Dept. of Tax & Finance website: “New York State’s Returnable Container Act requires every deposit […]

New York Craft Brewers Festival – Albany

November 19th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

Coming soon – tickets to our Craft Brewers Festival at the Desmond Hotel DATE: March 9, 2019 Time: 4pm – 8pm All proceeds benefit the New York State Brewers Association – please support us, and in turn support New York State craft beer ** STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS, TICKETS & MORE **

New Law: Employers Must Provide Sexual Harassment Training

November 15th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

The Department of Labor has set forth new sexual harassment prevention requirements for every employer in New York State. This requirement is meant to be a tool to protect employers in the event of a sexual harassment claim or lawsuit against the person or business. DOL has released an informational video on YouTube called Sexual […]

You are invited: Think NY, Drink NY!

April 11th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

Thanks to Amoretti and Pratt Industries, NYSBA is once again hosting the Think NY, Drink NY party at the national Craft Brewers Conference. Where: The Valentine, 312 Broadway, Nashville When: Wednesday, May 2 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM  ** Space is limited. Wristbands are required for entry and can be picked up from one of the […]

Free Webinar: Tax Reform Implications for Craft Beverage Producers

April 4th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

Live Oak Bank is committed to providing free educational content for NYSBA members. In the free tax webinar the recent changes to the Tax Reform Act and tax incentives for brewery owners are discussed. The webinar is on demand. You can listen any time and submit questions. The recent changes to the U.S. tax code have provided […]

Beer Bottling Workshop @ Fleur De Lis

March 23rd, 2018 • by Paul Leone

Free Workshop for Craft Brewers Presented by DK Advanced Technologies When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018  |  11am—1pm OR 5pm—7pm Where: Fleur De Lis Brew House | 3630 State Rour 414 Seneca Falls RSVP: Allison Wilshere | allisonw@dkadvancedtechnologies.com Filling and capping Setting up and adjusting counter pressure Adjustability of fill rates Bottle change-outs How to set up […]

Live Webcast: Protecting Your Brewery’s Brands with Trademarks

March 20th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

Free Webcast for Brewery Owners & Operators Friday, April 27, 2018 – 12:00-1:00 PM EDT presented by Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds  Register Now. Breweries are among the many industries that are dependent upon trademarks to protect the consumer goodwill that supports them. As with any intellectual property relating to a company’s products, the best protection for your […]