Page updated: 5/6/2020 at 5:00PM
The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all New York State Breweries. The craft beer industry is STRONG. Together, we will get through this.
New York State has established the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314
If you are going to apply for these loans we urge you not to wait since there is only a limited amount of money available. Please reach out to your lender as soon as possible.
Please note: The interest rate has changed on the PPP Loan from 0.5% to 1%.
NYS breweries can temporarily ship beer within state lines via UPS or FedEx. USPS does not allow it.
It is important to note that UPS and FedEx may have conflicting internal policies about delivering beer. UPS has a beer shipping page for you to reference.
Quarterly tax payment is due Friday, March 20th, as scheduled. However, there will be no interest or penalties for late payments.
The Governor has issued a mandate that all non-essential businesses must close. As the guidance reads now, food and beverage manufacturing is still considered essential. Read the full guidance here.
Essential manufacturing including
• food processing, including all foods and beverages
• medical equipment/instruments
• safety and sanitary products
• paper products
Courtesy of NYSBA Allied Members.
Due to the governor’s cautionary Coronavirus (COVID-19) ban on events of more than 500 people, and more importantly, the health and safety of our community, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the NYS Craft Brewers Conference is canceled.
This was NOT an easy decision to make, but we believe that the NYSBA is doing the right thing for our members and their families.
As we move forward, we will keep you informed if there are plans to reschedule what was shaping up to be an outstanding event thanks in large part to you, our sponsors, and our partners.
The New York State craft beer industry is strong and together we will weather these uncertain times.
*If you need to cancel hotel reservations made at the Desmond Hotel Albany please call (800) 448-3500.
An abbreviated round of judging will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 14th. More details and information to come.
Those who purchased tickets will be receiving a full refund.
Our plans are to reschedule this event in 2020 and we hope that you will consider pouring at the festival when we do. Stay safe and thank you for supporting NYS craft beer.
Buffalo – June 27th, Buffalo Canalside Waterfront, VIP 4-8pm / GA 5-8pm
Long Island – July 11th, Belmont Race Track , VIP 4-8pm / GA 5-8pm
Syracuse – November 21st, Landmark Theatre, VIP 4-8pm / GA 5-8pm
If you are interested in pouring at a NYS Craft Brewers Festival, please contact Jen Meyers at jen [at] newyorkstatecraftbeer [dot] com.
Tickets to go on sale soon.