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Binghamton realizes craft beer boom

BINGHAMTON – The region’s economy is tapping into the craft beer boom. There are two breweries in Binghamton — Water Street Brewing Co. and Galaxy Brewing Company — and others scattered across the community. “It’s an additional aspect that makes downtown Binghamon more attractive,” Mayor Richard David said. “In the past, our success was kind
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State forms craft-brewer work group to develop ideas to expand the industry

A new craft-brewer work group will pursue recommendations on ways that New York’s craft-beer industry can pursue additional growth. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement in a news release distributed on Thursday. The workgroup, which is a direct result of the second wine, beer, spirits and cider summit, will consist of representatives from the craft-beverage
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Empire Farmstead Brewery in Cazenovia Will Be Among the State’s Largest Craft Beer Makers

When the Empire Farmstead Brewery opens (as planned) next year in Cazenovia, it will have its own bottling line, a European-style beer hall and a farm that will grow much of its own hops, some of its own barley and many of its other beer ingredients. It will instantly find itself among the largest breweries
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New Brewery Opens in Schoharie County

The Green Wolf Brewing Company is believed to be the first brewery in Schoharie County.  The first batches of Green Wolf Beer are already in the works using local ingredients. According to owner Justin Behan, the brewery plans to launch with six different varieties, and base the permanent additions off of the favorites. The beer
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Water Street Brewing Launches Charity Pint Night

Starting this month, a local bar is brewing up a new way to help charities in Greater Binghamton. Water Street Brewing Company in downtown Binghamton has recently launched a Charity Pint Night with the motto, “Drink well, Do good.” Every Wednesday, 50 cents of each pint sold will be donated to help local charity. The
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