craft breweries http://wamc.org en Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit http://wamc.org/post/cideries-now-menu-new-york-distillery-summit <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday hosted a second beer, wine, spirits — and now, cider —&nbsp;&nbsp; summit to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:04:48 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87697 at http://wamc.org Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit Craig Gravina - The Albany Ale Project and the city's sudsy history http://wamc.org/post/craig-gravina-albany-ale-project-and-citys-sudsy-history <p>The city of Albany is steeped in history, including the history of one of the nation’s most beloved beverages, beer.</p><p>This afternoon the <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/">Albany Institute of History &amp; Art </a>will host its <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/fundraiser-details/product/Hudson_Valley_Hops_2013.html">second annual Hudson Valley Hops event</a>, a celebration of the history of brewing in Albany and today’s craft beer industry in and around the Hudson Valley.</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:05:55 +0000 62723 at http://wamc.org Craig Gravina - The Albany Ale Project and the city's sudsy history Senator Schumer Wants NY to Be Home to Hops http://wamc.org/post/senator-schumer-wants-ny-be-home-hops <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is lending a hand to jumpstart the efforts of a not-for-profit cooperative to produce organic hops for New York’s craft breweries. The New York Democrat says he would like to see a site in Dutchess County become a major hop yard.</p><p>Schumer dropped by Dutchess Hops, the core of the cooperative, in Lagrangeville on Monday.</p><p>He spoke about how New York in the mid-1800s was a leading producer of hops, but fell victim to changes in climate conditions, blight, and:</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:53:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 60722 at http://wamc.org Senator Schumer Wants NY to Be Home to Hops