An article from Oneonta’s The Daily Star sent shivers down my spine. The Cooperstown Brewing Co. may go out of business if the bottle bill goes through.
From the article:
If New York’s new bottle law takes effect June 1 as planned, the Cooperstown Brewing Co. may go out of business. “The law’s a nightmare, and there’s no way I can comply,” said President Stan Hall, whose brewery is home to Old Slugger and other beers.
I have visited the Cooperstown Brewing Co. several times. About a mile from Ommegang, it it makes the second half of a perfect beer-tasting road-trip. The brewery has a family-operated feel to it that endears it to visitors who are greeted by the resident dog and cat. The Old Slugger beer is a personal favorite of mine, and of many others.
Hopefully this is not the end of the road for a great small business.