- Created a Farm Brewery License to allow craft breweries to operate similarly to wineries. This will enable breweries to sell NYS labeled beer, wine and liquor at their retail outlets. In addition, farm wineries and distilleries will be able to sell NYS labeled beer for off-premise consumption.
- Breweries may also open restaurants and conduct tastings of NYS labeled beer at any restaurants, conference centers, inns, bed and breakfasts or hotels that the brewer may own.
- Selling related products such as beer-making equipment, souvenir items and food is also permitted.
- Any brewery that produces less than 60 million gallons of beer will be eligible for a tax credit. This was significant for the industry, as a court case earlier this year challenged a similar exemption. This law reinstated the exemption.
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