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Hop Growers Anticipate Plenty of Product for Brewers This Year

Hop Growers Anticipate Plenty of Product for Brewers This Year

By: Jim Offner Brewers across North America anticipate plenty of hops, as growers continue a years-long trend of increased production. Last year, hop production across the U.S. totaled around 104 million pounds, over 55,000 acres. The Pacific Northwest is the runaway production leader for hops in the U.S., with Washington ...
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CCE helps breweries & cideries hone their craft

By: R.J. Anderson Home to more craft breweries and cideries than you can shake a pint glass at, the Finger Lakes region continues to entice new craft beverage consumers and producers. Recognizing the value and continued potential of these growing industries, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and its educators have joined ...
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Extension Helps N.Y. Brewers, Growers Raise a Pint

Extension Helps N.Y. Brewers, Growers Raise a Pint

By: R.J. Anderson, Courtesy of the Cornell Chronicle The essential ingredients of a pint of locally produced New York state craft beer are quite simple: hops, barley, yeast and water. Much more complex, however, is how the supply chain of those elements comes together to create beverages that adhere to ...
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Petition for a Writ Far-fetched? Nope!

Petition for a Writ Far-fetched? Nope!

By: Dan Minutillo, APC If a state regulatory agency with jurisdiction over the craft brew industry makes a decision that appears to be arbitrary and capricious, having a direct effect on your business, then, you have the right to petition a court for relief using a Writ of Administrative Mandamus ...
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Hop Growers Face Challenges to Meet Rising Brewery Demands

Hop Growers Face Challenges to Meet Rising Brewery Demands

By: Krishna Ramanujan, Courtesy of the Cornell Chronicle The New York craft beer industry is really hopping. From 2012 to 2016, the number of breweries more than tripled, from 95 to 302, according to the New York State Brewers Association, and the industry contributes $3.5 billion to the state’s economy ...
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