NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v2

Cheryl Bilinski, Local Food Systems Specialist, Farm to School Lead
Harvest New York

February 8, 2018
NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v2

The NYS craft beer industry has experienced significant growth in the past few years due, in part, to the passage of the Farm Brewery Law, which grants breweries that choose to operate under this license certain benefits, but also requires the purchase of an increasing percentage of NYS grown ingredients between 2013 and 2024. In response to this emerging market opportunity, New York State Empire State Development, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hartwick Center for Craft Food and Beverage, and the NYS Brewers Association have been busy working with growers, malt house operators and breweries on a number of different research, technical assistance and programmatic efforts to ensure the continued growth and viability of this nascent, yet potentially significant economic driver for NYS.

To support this industry, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY administrated round one of market surveys in 2015 and administered a second round of surveys to growers, malt house operators and breweries in the spring of 2017. The information contained within this report includes an analysis of the survey data received in the second round of survey administration.

NYS Brewery Supply Chain Analysis, v2 (pdf; 2479KB)

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