The list of brewers and spirits through Taste NY being offered at the Barclays Center has come out and there isn't a single one from Upstate NY. Taste NY says regions will be changing from time to time. Let's hope so.
From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office:
Taste NY is partnering with Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn
Nets and the New York Islanders, to expand the promotion of New York’s
craft beverage producers.
The alliance features the launch of the new
and first-ever Taste NY Bar, which is offering
a full selection of New York products from across the region and state
to Barclays Center’s nearly 2 two million visitors annually.
“New York’s craft
beverages are some of the best in the industry – and through this new
partnership, we’ll be introducing them to more consumers than ever
before,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“The Taste NY Bar at Barclays Center will
give visitors the chance to enjoy some of the greatest beer, wine and
spirits that this state has to offer. This is about raising the profile
of craft beverage producers and stimulating economic
growth across the state, and I’m pleased to see this partnership moving
forward,” he said.
“We are honored to align with Governor Cuomo to open the inaugural Taste NY Bar,”
said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “Taste
NY is a great complement to our Brooklyn Taste program, Barclays
Center’s culinary platform that features 55 popular Brooklyn restaurants
and food vendors, and furthers our commitment
to sourcing from local producers.”
The Taste NY-Barclays Center agreement is part of the governor’s promise made at the
third Wine, Beer, Spirits & Cider Summit to continue to support and
provide resources for this growing industry.
The Taste NY Bar
is located in a prime location in the venue — on the main concourse, next
to the main entrance. To promote the Taste NY Bar, Taste NY branded
messaging will be displayed on the more than 700 HDTVs
and LED displays in concession areas and throughout the venue,
including in the arena bowl and on the Oculus — the 3,000-square-foot LED
marquee outside of Barclays Center’s main entrance.
The Taste NY Bar
will also be featured on BCTV — a custom in-arena and
online video network featuring original content about the arena’s
events and the Brooklyn community. BCTV programming appears on the
venue’s HDTVs prior to and following events, as well as online at
Barclays Center will also become
a place for the industry’s producers to engage and connect with enthusiasts and consumers. The partnership provides
opportunities for Taste NY producers to host hospitality and networking seminars with distributors.
has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its
more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business
advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste™
food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and
vendors in the borough.