Brewers grow hops in the Bronx

From DNAInfo.com New York: A pair of beer-makers based in the Bronx are teaming up with the neighborhood’s gardening communities this summer, in an attempt to craft a new brew with a super-local appeal — using ingredients grown in the borough. Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120619/mott-haven/hops-grown-bronx-will-bring-truly-local-beer-brewery#ixzz1yKvFcoLt

Tax break for New York breweries

From The Washington Post: New York brewmeisters can celebrate with some Saranac beer brewed in the foothills of the Adirondacks or Brooklyn’s Monster Ale now that state officials have found a way to restore a tax break for craft beer brewers. Story Here.

Sixpoint launches line of “Mad Scientists” beers

Press Release The Sixpoint Brewers announced the launch of its Mad Scientists line of beers. Debuting with a 9.4% ABV “Spelt Wine”, the brewery plans to release a range of extremely limited, highly creative one-off beers six times a year. Beer enthusiasts can expect to see these beers at more discriminating beer purveyors on the…

Map of New York Breweries and Brewpubs

From Brooklyn Brewery to Southern Tier, I’ve been putting together a directory of New York Breweries and Brewpubs using Google Maps.  Currently, the map includes locations, websites, Twitter handles and links to related blog posts.  Use it to make your own beer trail, or just gaze in wonderment at all the craft brewers the Empire…

Fingerlakes region welcomes two new breweries

In an area well-known for its wineries, two new breweries have recently opened.  The Finger Lakes Beer Company in Hammondsport and the Naked Dove Brewery in Candandaigua have opened their doors to the public. Beer brewing is not new to the Fingerlakes; Rooster Fish, Wagner Valley and Keuka Brewing Co. are already established in the…

Brewery Ommegang weighs in on hydrofracking

Press Release Brewery Ommegang has completed a close examination of the development of hydrofracking for natural gas in Otsego County. We reviewed detailed and extensive information provided by gas industry professionals, publications and supporters of hydrofracking who propose that drilling is safe, necessary, and will be an economic boost to Otsego County. We also reviewed…

Syracuse Beer Week kicks off today

The third annual Syracuse Beer Week kicks off today with a robust schedule of events.  Syracuse’s celebration of the frothy runs November 7th – November 13th with many easy and fun ways for you to participate.  Some highlights: The Uber Beer Fest at the State Fairgrounds Meet the brewer of Sam Adams at the Blue…