NY craft beer industry soars 59%

April 16, 2015 10:44 PM

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NY craft beer industry soars 59%

ALBANY – The craft beer industry in New York grew 59 percent between 2013 and 2014, as loosened regulations have led to a surge in new breweries, cideries and wineries, a report Thursday found.

The report, funded by the state Brewers Association and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, showed that from 2012 to January 2015, the number of craft breweries more than doubled, from 95 to 207. The increase in breweries has led production to jump 54 percent, to 859,535 barrels last year.

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