A bill has been passed that will continue New York 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.
bill would provide New York manufacturers with greater opportunities to
market their products, including allowing producers to serve “by the
bottle” and “by the glass” as well as permitting farm distilleries to
increase the retail outlets where they can sell and offer samples of
their products. In addition, this bill would reduce costs for small
manufacturers by permitting them to produce more of their product at
legislation is a result of the state’s second Wine, Beer, Spirits, and
Cider Summit, held this past April. The Summit brought the farm-based
beverage sector together with agricultural producers and government
officials in an effort to find ways to support the rapid growth of New
York’s beverage industry.