New York Governor Signs Legislation to Allow Farm Distilleries to Sell New York State Labelled Beer, Wine, and Cider for On-Premises Consumption

The Associated Press reported yesterday that, “Farm distilleries can now sell New York state labelled beer, wine and cider for consumption on-site.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation approving the sales on Tuesday. The Democrat says it allows for new revenue streams and exposure for brewers, distillers, winemakers and cider makers.”

The AP article explained that, “Previously, farm distilleries could only sell state-labelled spirits for on-premises consumption. Meanwhile, farm breweries, cideries and wineries could sell state-labelled beer, wine, spirits and ciders.”

A recent news release from Gov. Cuomo including the following remarks:

Senator George Amedore said, This bill closes the final gap in the craft beverage industry, allowing farm distilleries to expand their products for on-premises consumption. With this new law, this flourishing industry will be fully equipped with the necessary tools to continue to attract New Yorkers and tourists alike to our state to see for themselves the world-class destinations that New York has to offer.’

“Assemblywoman Pat Fahy said, ‘Farm breweries, wineries and cideries all have the right to offer tastings of various craft beverages on location – this bill restores fairness for farm distilleries, who previously were excluded from that right. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this bill into law, allowing craft beverage producers at farms across New York State to thrive as drivers of tourism and local economies across the state.'”

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