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The product is hemp, and it’s been getting more hype lately for various types of industrial and consumer uses.

Jennifer McCauley is a brand manager with FIFCO USA, formerly known as North American Breweries, the company that owns Genesee.

She says they are launching a new hemp-style flavored malt beverage, called  Hemptails that is made with organic, sterilized hemp seeds.

Labatt USA is opening much-anticipated Brew House in downtown Buffalo this Saturday.

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For years, Buffalo has been the number one city in the US for Labatt. With a new office and brew pub opening up soon downtown, local Labatt officials were able to convince their parent company North American Breweries to hold its National Sales Meeting in Buffalo this October.


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A new state law awaiting the Governor’s signature would raise the age to serve alcohol from 18 to 21 and impose some restrictions on sample sizes. A resolution was introduced Wednesday afternoon by Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Assemblyman Erik Bohen opposing the proposed changes.

Alcoholic ice cream comes to NYS

Jul 11, 2018
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a Senate bill allowing for the sale of beer and hard cider ice cream in New York State. The law (S8830 Chapter 118), sponsored by Sen. James Seward (R-Oneonta), was approved to help New York’s craft beer industry, cider producers and farmers by helping food retailers and restaurants meet the growing demand by consumers for these new dairy products.

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For many, Canalside and beer go together like chicken wings and blue cheese.

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New York residents love their beer. Now home to 400 breweries, the state has surpassed its previous record of 393 beer-making outlets back in 1876.

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This spring, when you head into your favorite licensed establishment and look at the taps, you will see a new beer with an old name. Buffalo's Community Beer Works is reviving Iroquois Beer.

The Fourth Annual Buffalo Brewers Festival, being held Saturday, will feature more than 40 breweries from across the state and Southern Ontario. One new event will showcase everything you’ve wanted to know about beer.

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One of Elmwood Avenue's popular eateries has closed its doors.

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Production at Southern Tier Brewing Company is expected to increase after announcing this week it will join with Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing in a merger that will create one of the largest breweries in the nation.

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The growing popularity of craft beer is having an economic impact in numerous arenas. WBFO's Brian Meyer takes a closer look.


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A major change in beer retailing in Ontario will bring the province closer to the American model. Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says beer will be available in some grocery stores by Christmas, with more stores being added in the coming years. 


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It's a huge shakeup to Ontario's liquor laws, some say the biggest since the end of  prohibition nearly 90 years ago. Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that beer would now be for sale in hundreds of grocery stores across the province. Most people favor the decision.

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Another step in the revitalization of downtown Buffalo will be celebrated today with the grand opening of the new Flying Bison brewery.

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A favorite beverage of many Western New Yorkers will be celebrated this weekend at Canalside. 

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Work kicked off today on Buffalo's newest brewery. Flying Bison Brewing Company broke ground on its new home at 840 Seneca Street in the city's Larkinville neighborhood.

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Local craft brewers would pay less in taxes under a bill unveiled by Senator Charles Schumer in Buffalo Tuesday, which he says will spur investment and tourism.

When new operators of wineries, distilleries or breweries start off, they're mostly concerned about the product they are selling. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Barbara Piazza says the label on the bottle is also important.