March 29, 2013
David Katleski, owner of Empire Brewing Co. and Cazenovia resident, spoke last week to a crowd of 6,000 at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C., after receiving the F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award. Katleski, who is also president of the New York State Craft Brewers Guild, was honored for his “tireless efforts to make regulatory reform possible and change legislation.”
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Local resident, brewery owner honored at national industry event in Washington D.C.
Cazenovia resident David Katleski, president of the New York State Craft Brewers Guild and owner of Empire Brewing Co., has been honored by the national Brewers Association for his “tireless efforts to make regulatory reform possible and change legislation” in New York state. Katleski, who is currently working to develop a new farmstead brewery location for Empire off Route 13 in Cazenovia, received the F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award at the national Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Washington D.C., and accepted the award in front of 6,000 attendees and industry peers.