Why Your Brewery Shouldn’t Make CBD-Infused Beer

August 20th, 2019 • by Chip Grieco

Why Your Brewery Shouldn’t Make CBD-Infused Beer

• by Chip Grieco

“Hemp” was exempted from the definition of marijuana in the federal 2018 Farm Bill. Since then, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has received inquiries on whether breweries can produce alcoholic beverages containing hemp-derived ingredients, including cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp is now legal under state and federal law, but the TTB has determined […]

“Craft” refers to more than your beer

March 7th, 2019 • by Allen Rossignol

The craft beverage industry across the country has been booming over the past 10 years, with New York State being a front-runner in all sectors including hard cider, craft distillers, breweries, and wineries. There are now over 1,000 craft alcoholic beverage makers in NYS and that number is expected to climb in the upcoming years […]

Maintaining Brand Identity When Diversifying Brews

January 8th, 2019 • by Andrew Witkin

Creating a solid, great-tasting beer is at the core of any craft brewery. But no successful brewer is content with making just one. When planning how to market and present your growing craft brew offerings, it’s imperative to keep a strong brand identity top of mind. Below are some simple tips to keep your brand […]

Better Beer Branding Starts with ‘Why’

December 3rd, 2018 • by Shane LaChance

422 – That’s the number of breweries operating in New York State at the time this blog post was written. With no sign of slowing down, it’s safe to say that number has already been surpassed by the time you’re reading this. For brewery owners looking to increase production & grow their brand in this […]

Using the Think NY, Drink NY Mark Helps Everyone

October 15th, 2018 • by Meghan Connolly Haupt

Using the newly launched Think New York, Drink New York mark is important for unifying the New York craft beer industry. It also makes it easy for consumers to support local breweries which has become increasingly important in order to compete nationally. Just as the BAs Independent craft beer seal helps craft brewers compete against […]

Selecting a Protectable Brewery or Beer Trademark with Appeal

May 14th, 2018 • by Bob English

When you select your brewery name or your beer trademark, keep in mind two principles:  (1) choose a mark that is legally strong, and (2) choose a mark that is not confusingly similar with someone else’s existing name or mark. Strength Of course, you want to select a term that is appealing to customers.  It […]

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 […]

And the Winners Are…

August 3rd, 2017 • by Paul Leone

New York Craft Beer Competition and Governor’s Excelsior Cup Results

Decreasing Water Usage to Make Great Beer

July 17th, 2017 • by Jason Fox

As the Craft Beer Revolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, another revolution in beer has been brewing—a revolution that matters much more than the latest grapefruit-infused IPA or irreverently catchy brand name. Beer aficionados love choice. But when it comes to water usage, less is most definitely more. You don’t need to […]

Legal Requirements for Beer with Fruit, Spices and other Specialty Ingredients

June 27th, 2017 • by Jennifer Tsyn

With the warmer weather, many breweries may be producing, or considering producing, seasonal beers with flavors such as cherry or other fruits.  As fall approaches, beers with pumpkin, apples, and spices are likely to be more popular.  Studies have shown that the percentage of new beers hitting the market that are of the flavored variety […]