Craft Beverage

New York sourced for success

A beer brewed at the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, New York being poured from tap.

The Craft Beverage Industry is Booming in New York State

Alcoholic beverage manufacturing has changed, especially in New York State — in fact, no state has done more to assist and promote the craft beverage industry. To benefit the growing number of independent brewers, vintners and distillers, we’ve worked collaboratively with the industry to transform our laws and add business-friendly legislation, including farm-based manufacturing licenses and tax incentives. The result is a renaissance in craft production throughout the state. Wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries abound, their numbers keep climbing, and the trend is expected to continue thanks to the state’s focus on this industry.

Barrels of beer

New York State’s roster of craft beverage manufacturers includes: 449 wineries. 443 breweries. 181 distilleries and 69 cideries.

Bottles of wine

 New York State ranks No. 4 in the nation for number of wineries and breweries and No. 3 in the U.S. in wine production and number of distilleries. 

Craft Beverage in New York State

Industry Contacts

Stefan Fleming
Director, Industry Development; Craft Beverage