Fueling Growth of New York Craft Beverages: Introducing the Craft Beverage Micro Grant Program

June 9th, 2023 • by Jackson LaSarso

Fueling Growth of New York Craft Beverages: Introducing the Craft Beverage Micro Grant Program

• by Jackson LaSarso

New York State’s craft beverage industry is on the cusp of a transformative expansion, thanks to the visionary introduction of the Craft Beverage Micro Grant Program by the Empire State Development (ESD). With a formidable funding pool of up to $5 million, this program presents a golden opportunity for small businesses in the craft beverage […]

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 […]

What is “New York Labelled Beer” and Who Can Sell It?

January 10th, 2017 • by Brendan Palfreyman

A popular question among breweries and breweries-in-planning in New York is what is “New York State Labelled Beer” and who can sell it? What is New York State Labelled Beer? The term “New York State Labelled Beer” is a product of the farm brewery legislation pioneered by Empire Brewing Co. founder and owner David Katleski […]

Employment Law Developments for New York Brewers

August 23rd, 2016 • by Christopher Gegwich

Needless to say, it is tough to be an employer in New York. The laws and legal requirements relating to the employer-employee relationship are constantly changing and it takes a lot to be compliant and up to date. Let’s see if we can help just a bit. The following is a list of recent amendments […]

Pint to Farm — Sustainable Tips for Craft Breweries

August 11th, 2016 • by Jesse Hiney

My last blog focused on legislation aimed at reducing the hurdles to developing craft breweries and the “Farm to Pint” movement. This blog flips the script focusing on sustainability initiatives—Pint to Farm and other environmental means to reduce environmental impact. Sustainability is a theme often linked to craft breweries. Sourcing local ingredients and supplying local […]