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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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Special permits provide a little fun this summer

As the weather warms up – eventually – we can look forward to the many county fairs and farmers markets that are sure to liven up any summer day/night. Many of us over the age of 21 enjoy having the … Continue reading

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Hot dog and vodka please

I am a huge advocate for the underdog. When I go to state or county fairs or farmers’ markets and I see samplings of beer and wine available, I really start to feel sorry for liquor, which has been prohibited … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW Beer: Tap Into the Art and Science of Brewing by Charles Bamforth (3rd ed)

For anyone interested in beer and brewing, this is an excellent resource. If explores the history and role of beer, the brewing process and current trends in the industry. It explores into the different styles of beer, its recognized health … Continue reading

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One way to raise money for your winery or microbrewery

One of the ways a winery or microbrewery can raise funding is through a private placement. This is where a private investor gives money to the business in exchange for an equity stake in the business. This is not debt … Continue reading

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Effective use of your trademark: 6 ways to make the most of your microbrewery or microdistillery brand assets

Creating a brand image is an arduous task for a new niche product. Microdistilleries and microbreweries face a lot of competition against popular mass-marketed national and international brands. The owners are typically in the business for the love of the … Continue reading

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Cuomo’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit – a boost or bust to the industry?

First yoghurt, now alcohol. What do these two have in common? Governor Andrew Cuomo. Last week, Governor Cuomo hosted a “Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit” in Albany to address promotion of the New York-produced alcohol beverage industry, similar to the … Continue reading

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Taking your business into the cloud: Virtual tasting event for wineries and microbreweries

Small wineries and microbreweries produce world class products but can be relatively unknown because of the limited budget and time available for brand promotion. Brewmasters and winemakers are often wearing many hats at the business, and production can take priority … Continue reading

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Microdistilleries a growing trend in New York

Before 1920, distilleries were a prominent business in New York. Prohibition wiped out the industry, and the repeal of the eighteenth amendment made it financially possible for only larger distilleries to afford the costs of start-up, licensing and taxes. Over … Continue reading

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