craft breweries

Chautuaqua County Executive Borrello's office

Farmers across the region may soon find a new opportunity in the growing craft beverage industry. An effort is underway to establish New York state as the leader in hop production and processing.


National Public Radio

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.

Photo courtesy of Tommyrotter Distillery

Just in time for holiday celebrations, Buffalo Spree's December issue is exploring local distilleries, wineries and craft brewers. On this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says a recent change in state law paved the way for local distillers to begin making spirits.


Ilan Stern

You might call it “show-and-tell” for some local craft breweries and wineries. The industries are thriving in Western New York and some potential investors are taking notice.