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Waterville Hop Pickers with Load of HopsScheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 PM

Utica, N.Y. – In the late 1800s Central New York grew eighty percent of the hops in the United States.  A number of factors brought a swift end to things about 1920, but that once great industry is striving to make a comeback. The Oneida County History Center will host Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz, who will discuss the rise and fall of the historic hop industry, and Chad Meigs, founder of The Bineyard hop farm in Cazenovia, who will share his adventures in modern hop farming on April 14, at 6:30 PM.

NYS - Making Progress HappenEmpire State Trail & New York State Brewers Association Partner to Add Passport Program to New York Craft Beer App

Program Will Showcase 200 Breweries Within 10 Miles of Empire State Trail

New Website Provides Detailed Information for 750-Mile Route

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a virtual passport program that will showcase the 200 craft breweries closely surrounding the Empire State Trail, in partnership with the New York State Brewers Association. A comprehensive new website providing Empire State Trail users with quick and easy access to trail information along the 750-mile route is now available. The Empire State Trail Brewery Passport, made available through the NYSBA's existing New York Craft Beer App, will encourage New Yorkers to visit breweries within 10 miles of the Empire State Trail along the 750-mile route that spans the state.

NYSBA Virtual Craft TastingInvites craft beer enthusiasts to join top brewers for a beer

Rochester, N.Y. - The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is inviting craft beer enthusiasts to go behind the scenes with brewers and brewery owners of popular New York State breweries during their New York State Virtual Craft Beer Tasting Experience on Sat., Sept. 26, 2020. The interactive virtual event will bring the experience of visiting NYS breweries to enthusiasts living rooms, beer included! Four breweries will be highlighted over four 90-minute tasting sessions: Grimm Artisanal Ales, Sand City Brewing Co., Hudson Valley Brewery and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Angry Orchard CiderFarms, foliage, and more offer boundless opportunities to ring in the fall season

Orange County, N.Y. (September 3, 2020) – While we soak up the last few weeks of summer, many of us are looking forward to the change of season and the beauty that autumn brings to our region. Sweater weather, pumpkin- and apple-picking, and vibrant fall foliage are on the horizon. Orange County, N.Y., nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley, offers U-pick farms, unique shops with beautiful home decor items, farm-to-table restaurants serving up decadent dishes with seasonal produce, and cideries that are just as scenic as their drinks are delicious.

Celebration of HopsMumford, August 18, 2020 – One of New York State’s original cash crops was the hop plant, evidenced today by Western New York’s thriving craft beer industry. This Labor Day, Genesee Country Village & Museum is celebrating all things hops during the Hop Harvest Festival on Monday, September 7. The Museum will take visitors through the history of beer and hops from the field, through fermentation, and into the glass.

Visitors can learn about brewing traditions at one of the only 19th-century working breweries in the U.S. and see the hops being harvested on site, then sit a spell in the Pavilion Garden, where beer will be sold in taste-sized portions so guests can enjoy several varieties, including GCV&M's signature Fat Ox Ale and Stocking Hill Ale, and a selection of craft beer from Flying Bison Brewing Co. Wine and cider will also be on offer.

NYS Brewers AssociationRochester, N.Y. - The official PEACE LOVE BEER & Music Festival schedule has just been announced and is available on the  Think NY Drink NY website. The three-day, virtual celebration of New York craft beer and the extended community of musicians is hosted by the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) on August 14-16, 2020 - the 51st anniversary weekend of the original Woodstock event. The official schedule includes 19 hours of programmed, live-streamed music taking place from breweries across the state to raise funds for the NYSBA. In addition, festival attendees will have access to virtual brewery tours, craft beer edutainment, industry folklore and special performances by Chris Trapper and five BMI recording artists - Kyshona Armstrong, Brian Sutherland, Crys Matthews, Alex Rohan and Jessica Jenks.

Roc Brewing CoRochester, N.Y. – After months of construction, the new restaurant and brewery experience at 56. S. Union Street will open to the public on Thursday, August 6. The F.L.X. Wienery at Roc Brewing Co. A partnership between the F.L.X. Wienery and Roc Brewing Co. LLC., will bring a new culinary experience to the city, serving loaded Zweigle’s hots (white and red), gravy-smothered burgers, Korean-style street fries, vegan and vegetarian fare, boozy milkshakes, house-made soft serve, and more. Craft beer lovers will also enjoy classic Roc Brewing favorites and a lineup of new beers brewed in-house.

Angry OrchardVisit the county’s many breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries offering outdoor seating

Orange County, N.Y. (July 27, 2020) – Along with many of Orange County, N.Y.’s restaurants, craft beverage locations began offering patrons outdoor seating as part of the phased reopening of businesses throughout New York State. In addition to delivery and curbside pick-up options, residents and visitors can enjoy a cold glass of their favorite locally sourced beer, wine, cider, or spirits while taking in the beautiful views and wide-open spaces of the Hudson Valley.

NYS Brewers AssociationVirtual Farm to Table Event Highlights NYS Ingredients

Rochester, N.Y. - The New York State Brewers Association is putting the spotlight on New York State ingredients in their upcoming event, NYS Culinary & Craft Beer Pairing presented by BrüMate. Scheduled for Friday, July 17, 2020, the 90-minute virtual experience will walk participants through making a gourmet meal using 100% NYS grown ingredients and include a guided beer tasting that beautifully complements the savory flavors of the two-course meal for two.

NYS Brewers AssociationNYS Brewers Association encourages consumers to take the New York State Craft Beer Pledge

Rochester, N.Y. - It is an exciting time for the NYS craft beer community as breweries in some regions of NYS begin to welcome customers back to their taprooms for the first time in almost 3 months. Today, June 12th, five regions of NYS are scheduled to enter Phase 3 of reopening, at which point breweries will be permitted to open indoor and outdoor spaces with seating for on-premise consumption of food and alcohol in accordance to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) "Interim Guidance for Outdoor and Take-Out/Deliver Food Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency." Breweries in Phase 2 regions are permitted to open outdoor spaces with seating for on-premise consumption under the same guidance.