From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office:
Two measures to further modernize New York's
archaic 80-year-old Alcoholic Beverage Control Law were signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo today.
These bills allow farm wineries, breweries and
cideries to sell any New York-made farm alcoholic beverage by the glass
at their production facility or off-site branch store. Under
current law, farm manufacturers are limited to selling only products by
the glass that they produce on their site.
These new laws
will provide for increased sales of New York state homegrown
manufactured products and further support New York’s thriving
manufacturing business, providing more consumers the opportunity to
the best New York has to offer.
By removing this archaic provision to
the law, this legislation expands a major revenue source for both
established manufacturers and new businesses entering the market.
New York state
farm-based alcohol beverage manufacturers, who have more than doubled in
number since 2011 and have seen a 13 percent increase in the last year
alone, provide local communities where they operate with
increased tax revenue, job opportunities, increased demand for farm
products, and a bolstered tourism impact for the state.