ESD is offering interest-free loans of up to $50,000

April 22nd, 2016 • by Paul Leone

ESD is offering interest-free loans of up to $50,000

• by Paul Leone

ESD is offering interest-free loans of up to $50,000 for Distilled and Fermented Beverage industry businesses to promote New York State’s thriving beverage industry on a global scale. Companies must apply to ESD for these loans. To apply, click here. 

Top 5 TTB Application Tips

April 20th, 2016 • by Paul Leone

by John Szymankiewicz April 19, 2016 Related Topics: TTB, Legal, Finance Learn to successfully navigate the application process.   Understanding the approval process will help get your business up and running faster. As an attorney working almost exclusively with craft beverage producers, I get a lot of questions about the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) application process.  I often think of […]

Governor Cuomo Announces Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group Recommendations

April 13th, 2016 • by Paul Leone

Below is the summary of the Work Groups findings. Serving on the committee for the NYSBA were Steve Hindy, Co-Founder of Brooklyn Brewery, Nick Matt, FX Matt Brewing, and NYSBA Executive Director, Paul Leone. Please read below. Recommendations to update New York’s alcohol laws include reorganizing statute, consolidating licenses and modernizing the State’s Blue Laws […]

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

November 24th, 2015 • 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 […]

Beer! The Musical!!

April 20th, 2015 • by Paul Leone

2014 New York State Brewers Association in Review

December 15th, 2014 • by Paul Leone

2015 saw the passage of the Craft Act and even more legislation passed to that cut’s red tape and fees. We continue incredible growth in New York State, and as a brewing community we are united in our efforts to brew some of the best beer in the world!

Think New York, Drink New York with Robin Ottaway

December 6th, 2014 • by Paul Leone

Welcome to our new website

June 23rd, 2014 • by Paul Leone

Welcome to our new website! I apologize for the amount of time it took to launch and only have myself to blame. As I approach year one of being the first Executive Director of this great association, I find that I could use a staff of about 3 to accomplish everything that needs to get […]