New York’s Booze Producers Doubled in Four Years

The number of alcoholic beverage producers in New York has more than doubled in last four years, according to the Star-Gazette. The data was released by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office this Monday. 

The state is now a home to 752 manufactures of alcoholic beverages, compared to four years ago when there were only 366. There has been a significant increase in farm-based producers as well. Ninety-six farm wineries and 57 farm breweries have opened in last four years. 

“I am thrilled by the tremendous growth that our craft beverage industry has seen over the past few years, and I believe that the best truly yet to come,” said Cuomo. Cuomo’s office has has promoted the growth of the booze industry in New York through “various events, public meetings and advertising campaigns, including a new state-funded television ad that will begin airing Labor Day.” [Star-Gazette] [Photo: Flickr/Jerry Ferguson]