SLA Celebrates Growth of Craft Beverage Industry
The craft beverage industry in New York State is booming. There are now over 1,000 craft beverage manufacturers operating in all 62 counties across the Empire State. New York State ranks first in U.S. for the number of hard cider producers, second in craft distillers and breweries, and fourth in the country for the total number of wineries.
There are over 30 cuisine and beverage trails across New York State!
Craft beverage manufacturers can conduct tastings at their licensed establishment, as well as sell the alcoholic beverages they produce by the glass and by the bottle.
Craft manufacturers must have food available to patrons if they offer tastings or sell by the glass at their establishment, however, they have lower food requirements than other on-premises licensees.
In addition to tastings at the licensed establishment, farm manufacturers can obtain a permit to open an off-site tasting room, where they can engage in any activities that can be conducted at the licensed premises.