New York Cuts Red Tape for Craft Brewers

As part of the second Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Cider Summit held earlier this year, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement with legislative leaders on a measure that will continue the state’s support of the growing craft beverage industry by cutting burdensome requirements placed on producers and rolling back restrictions regarding the marketing of craft products.  The measure will provide New York manufacturers with greater opportunities to market their products, including allowing producers to serve “by the bottle” and “by the glass” and will reduce costs for small manufacturers by permitting them to produce more of their product at lower fees.