craft brewing http://wrvo.org en Empire Brewing Company says new brewery will create distinctive craft beers http://wrvo.org/post/empire-brewing-company-says-new-brewery-will-create-distinctive-craft-beers <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:33:12 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59308 at http://wrvo.org Empire Brewing Company says new brewery will create distinctive craft beers First CNY bourbon product of state's craft distillery initiatives http://wrvo.org/post/first-cny-bourbon-product-states-craft-distillery-initiatives <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bourbon being produced at a Utica distillery is being described as the first legal bourbon produced in central New York. It's proof that the craft liquor industry is growing in New York state.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:06:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56738 at http://wrvo.org First CNY bourbon product of state's craft distillery initiatives Brewers ask Rep. Maffei for reduction in federal taxes http://wrvo.org/post/brewers-ask-rep-maffei-reduction-federal-taxes <p></p><p>Some New York craft brewers are asking their local congressman to reduce the federal taxes on their beer so they can continue to grow.</p><p>The number of craft brewers in the state has risen to more than 140 in the past two decades as demand for more flavorful beers has grown. A handful of brewers met with Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei Monday at Empire Brewery in Syracuse. They had two main requests.</p><p>A reduction in the federal excise tax will help them expand, Mark Rubenstein, owner of Middle Ages Brewery, said.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:23:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47675 at http://wrvo.org Brewers ask Rep. Maffei for reduction in federal taxes Local food craze hits booze market, too http://wrvo.org/post/local-food-craze-hits-booze-market-too <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">The local food trend in the North Country is starting to fill a new niche: alcoholic beverages. And not only are brewers and winemakers crafting their products there, but they're also taking advantage of the rural region to double the local appeal, with homegrown ingredients. Several of these businesses just opened in Jefferson County.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:10:05 +0000 Joanna Richards 46303 at http://wrvo.org Local food craze hits booze market, too Craft distilleries make a comeback in upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/craft-distilleries-make-comeback-upstate-new-york <p>As people increasingly stray from mass-produced products, demand is growing for locally produced food, wine and beer. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:31:56 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41953 at http://wrvo.org Craft distilleries make a comeback in upstate New York Boutique brands of liquor on the rise in New York http://wrvo.org/post/boutique-brands-liquor-rise-new-york <p>"I had a lot of spare time on my hands, and this was just one of the many crazy ideas you come up with when you're trying to figure out what the heck you're going to do to make some money and make a living."<br><br>Two years ago, Brandon Bellinger was working for a now defunct racing team in North Carolina. Today, he's developed and created his own brand of top shelf tequila, called 21 Tequila, which he sells at local bars and liquor stores around Oswego County.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:45:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41617 at http://wrvo.org Boutique brands of liquor on the rise in New York Changes in legislation, consumer taste help spur growth in craft brewing http://wrvo.org/post/changes-legislation-consumer-taste-help-spur-growth-craft-brewing <p>New York state’s craft beer industry received a boost earlier this year when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will benefit craft and farm breweries throughout the state.</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:31:16 +0000 Luke Tubia 31052 at http://wrvo.org Changes in legislation, consumer taste help spur growth in craft brewing