Brewer’s Blog

Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Brewers: Risks and False Claims Act Liability

May 14th, 2020 • by Jennifer Tsyn

One of the key programs under the CARES Act is the forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fund. Many brewers may have applied for and received a PPP loan. Since the inception of the program, the PPP loan application has required businesses to certify that the “current economic uncertainty makes [the] loan request necessary to […]

Breweries Should Submit Business Interruption Claims

April 24th, 2020 • by David Wallace

Covid-19 and the related fallout opens questions many of us have never encountered. Updates continue to change rapidly and the “answers” are often unique to your business.  Striking a balance between information overlord and following high-level recommendations may serve you well.  Do standard commercial policies provide coverage for Covid-19?    The answer is most likely […]

Keeping Beer Lovers Engaged While Your Taproom is Closed

April 14th, 2020 • by Colleen Onuffer

It’s no secret that times are tough right now, but while your doors are closed, you can continue to engage with your customers. We’ve compiled a few ways you can stay connected with your customers, gain new ones, and be ready to welcome them back in once the pandemic is over. Regularly post on social […]

Due Dates for Taxes and Operational Reports Postponed for Breweries

April 6th, 2020 • by Chip Grieco

In recognition that the brewing (and other alcohol manufacturing) industry is being “severely impacted” by COVID-19, the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a new Industry Circular (No. 2020-2) on March 31, 2020. This Circular postpones several filing and payment due dates by 90 days, providing welcome relief to brewers […]

Safety Guidance Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

March 30th, 2020 • by Jennifer Meyers

In such uncertain times, we find ourselves questioning some basic day to day practices. The NYSBA safety committee along with the BA safety committee has been working on providing you with practical and safe practices for both your employees and consumers during this unfortunate time. See below for some useful tips: Growler and Crowler recommended […]

Marketing Your Brewery During the Pandemic

March 26th, 2020 • by Chloe Kay

Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers still want to drink your beer, and you can still sell it! As a New York State brewery, you are legally allowed to sell beer for carryout, curbside pickup, and home delivery. Though your taproom isn’t open for on-premise consumption, you still need to let your customers know you’re […]

Insurance Information for Breweries (COVID-19)

March 25th, 2020 • 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 […]

Creating Fans While Promoting Your Brewery

March 2nd, 2020 • by Brian Merrell

You have built your Brewery, built your Brand, and have customers coming in and out on a regular basis.  You do all sorts of promotions including bands, special clubs, social events etc.  You have become the local rock stars.  So, how do we get these fans to promote your brewery brand?  The simple answer is […]

Getting Press for Your Brewery

January 6th, 2020 • by Colleen Onuffer

Consumers are increasingly reading blogs and articles, even listening to pod casts, to learn about the latest and greatest in craft beer trends. A mention in a key publication can provide a boost to breweries competing in an ever-more crowded market. How your brewery gets press? In 2019, the NYSBA added press opportunities as a […]

Instagram Features to Grow Your Brewery Business

December 13th, 2019 • by Devon Hoffman

This is part 1 in a 2-part series by Site-Seeker, your partner for online success. There are myriad of Instagram features that are free to use and that can boost your brewery’s online presence. StickersThese add context and promote interaction with your content. ● Use the “@mention” sticker to tag others in your stories. This […]