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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.

NYS Brewers Association36 Awards Presented by New York State Brewers Association in Virtual Awards Ceremony

Rochester, N.Y. - The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) announced the winners of its fourth annual New York State Craft Beer Competition. The awards ceremony took place virtually on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. with over 130 breweries in attendance. It was also live streamed on Facebook and YouTube to an additional 350+ viewers.

Thirty-six awards were presented across 12 categories and the best of show award. The Governor's Craft Beer Cup given to the best of show beer was awarded to Big aLICe Brewing Co. for The Many Lives of Our Lives in the Fruit and Spice Beer - sour category.

NYS Brewers AssociationRochester, N.Y. - The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is excited to announce their first ever New York State Virtual Craft Beer Tasting Experience presented by Growler Werks. Held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, this online tasting experience will feature four 90-minute tasting sessions, each one highlighting a different NYS brewery. In preparation for each session, two special NYS craft beers (up to 64 oz. total) will be shipped directly to the homes of ticket holders, who will be able to participate in an exclusive Zoom call with the brewers and owners of that session's designated brewery.

Lake George Regional Chamber of CommerceLake George, NY — A total of 17 restaurants around Lake George area are offering a special Mardi Gras gumbo and Common Roots brew for $5 as part of the second Stews ‘N’ Brews event, Saturday, February 29, 12-5 p.m. Also, new this year, for $5 two shuttles, Hoppy Trails and Spa City Tours will run routes to help patrons get from restaurant to restaurant.  The $5 ticket also allows patrons to enter into raffles at every establishment that are valued at a minimum of dinner for two or approximately $50.

The Big SipSaturday, May 23rd

Tickets on-sale Thursday, January 16th at 10 AM

January 14, 2020 (Bethel, NY) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that the nonprofit cultural organization will host its first-ever spring beverage festival, The Big Sip, on Saturday, May 23rd.  Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Thursday, January 16th at 10:00 AM. …

ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail PassportPassport encourages craft beverage lovers to explore 22 stops on the trail

Canandaigua, NY – The brand-new Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail passport is now available for purchase. At $20 each, the 2020 passport program is an easy way to save on craft beverages, and a great excuse to check out a producer you haven’t tried yet or stop by a trusted favorite.

Bethel FestivalsWine Festival on October 5th and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on October 12th

Bethel, NY (September 5, 2019) – Festivals at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continue into October with the return of the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5th as well as Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY both festivals take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with VIP early admission beginning at 12:00 p.m.

NYS Brewers AssociationRochester, NY -- August 1, 2018 -- New York State Brewers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd annual New York State Craft Beer Competition and Governor’s Excelsior Cup.  

The New York Craft Brewers Competition was held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Rochester NY.  43 expert beer judges from across the state came together to judge 642 beers from 123 New York State breweries to award gold, silver, and bronze medals to 45 breweries with the Governor’s Excelsior Cup being awarded to the Best of Show beer in the state, which was awarded for the second consecutive year to Threes Brewing in Brooklyn for their Passing Time Grisette. This competition is the largest craft beer competition in the state, and the second largest state competition in the country behind California. …

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedThe Empire State has become a world-renowned destination for farm-based, small-batch craft beverages utilizing local ingredients to enhance everything from ales and ciders to spirits and meads

NEW YORK - April 16, 2018 – New York State’s craft beverage industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, with unique and imaginative offerings being produced statewide. New York State now has more than 400 breweries alone, the highest number since 1876. Nationwide, New York State ranks first for number of hard cider producers, second in craft distillers, third in breweries and fourth in wineries. Capitalizing on the growing interest, craft beverage producers are building tasting rooms and offering tours, inviting the public to visit their operations and sample their beverages.

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