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Brewery Ommegang to launch its first-ever IPA for Tri-state heartland

Cooperstown, NY — Tri-State hop-heads are about to discover an entirely new state of being. This April, Brewery Ommegang will launch Nirvana IPA, its first-ever American-style India Pale Ale, across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Long-known for its highly imaginative Belgian-style beers, Ommegang continues its recent endeavors into hoppy beers with Nirvana IPA, laddering
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Empire Brewing Company designs new, unique beer and updates Cazenovia expansion plans

SYRACUSE — Empire Brewing Company’s founder says they are designing a new, unique east meets west beer. During a trip to China, David Katleski met a founder of the Jingwei Tea Company, and despite a language barrier, the two saw potential for collaboration. “We walked away with just an amazing friendship and partnership,” Katleski says.
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Owera wins double gold, silver medals at San Francisco Wine Competition

Cazenovia — For the second time in two years, Cazenovia’s Owera Vineyards has won two medals at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Out of 6,417 entries from more than 1,500 wineries from over 28 states in America — in what is billed as the largest competition of wines in America — Owera received
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Syracuse’s Empire Brewing Co. Mashes Up a Collaboration for Export to China

Empire Brewing Co. today announced a collaboration that it hopes will allow it to make a product uniquely suited to export to the world’s largest consumer market. It’s a beer made with with tea produced in China’s Shaanxi province, which Empire eventually hopes to export back to China. The beer, named Two Dragons, has a
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Attention Grows for Craft Brew Tourism in Central New York

A state Market NY grant recently secured by Oneida County Tourism will infuse the Central New York Vacation Region’s Brew Central initiative with $500,000 to grow the tourism campaign over the next two years. Part of New York state’s five-year strategic plan to support economic development, the grant focuses on influential projects capable of encouraging
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