Brewer’s Blog

Continuous Improvement for Brewery Growth

April 19th, 2018 • by Mike Tysarczyk

It’s no secret that competition continues to intensify in the craft beer industry. The keynote speakers at the NYSBA’s conference in Albany this past March laid it out clearly. More breweries are vying for market share even as growth slows. Consumers that once chose beer now often order wine or spirits. Which breweries will win […]

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 [at] dkadvancedtechnologies [dot] com Filling and capping Setting up and adjusting counter pressure Adjustability of fill rates Bottle change-outs […]

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 […]

Leases for Breweries in New York

February 14th, 2018 • by Brendan Palfreyman

By Brendan Palfreyman and George Brown In New York State, a brewery-in-planning must have a location before it can even apply for its federal and state brewery licenses. A brewery-in-planning can acquire a location through a commercial lease or by actually purchasing the location, whether it is a vacant lot or a lot with an […]

How A Point-of-Sale System Should Work For Your Brewery

February 1st, 2018 • by Carly Brentini

Advances in technology make everyone’s life easier and it is no different when it comes to the Point-of-Sale (POS) system you use every day at your brewery. Your POS system should be accessible anywhere, anytime and should be user-friendly for you and your staff. Best case scenario: it should make you wonder how you did […]

An Exciting Year Ahead for NYS Craft Beer

January 30th, 2018 • by Paul Leone

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, […]

Corporate Entity: Which is Right for Your Brewery in New York?

January 18th, 2018 • by Brendan Palfreyman and George Brown

Anyone considering starting a brewery needs to consider what type of entity the brewery should be formed as. The two forms which most small businesses take are the S-corporation and the limited liability company (LLC), and are likely the two forms that most brewery owners would be deciding between when first opening their business. What […]

When does it become YOUR brewing system?

November 15th, 2017 • by Scott Newburge

Every time we work with a new brewery, a unique question or two inevitably come up.  Finding the answers is always an interesting endeavor—something that teaches us something about our own industry as well allowing us to further educate our clients. One recent exchange with a brewery owner brought up the uncertainty of when a […]