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The 5th Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival will take place on Saturday, March 3 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. The Festival brings together over 60 New York Breweries (and brewers) from every region of the state featuring up to 150+ hard to find and award winning beers.

To tell us more about the festival and craft beer in general we welcome two of the participants: John Fischer from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and Kevin Mullen from Rare Form Brewing.

Brew Your Business

Jan 11, 2018

Craft beer culture and industry have recently grown exponentially with over 4000 craft brewers operating in the United States alone.

The new book: "Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook" incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling.

Karen McGrath has been researching, writing, and teaching for over 30 years, and has co-authored a book with Regina Luttrell entitled "The Millennial Mindset: Unraveling Fact from Fiction." Sean McGrath is a committed homebrewer with over 20 years of experience and many more years of enthusiasm regarding craft brews.

Regina Luttrell spent the first half of her career managing high-level public relations and marketing activities for Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, as well as non-profit organizations. She now teaches public relations and social media at Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School. Todd Luttrell is a craft beer enthusiast and an accomplished scientist and business professional with nearly 20 years of discovery and leadership experience.

We’re also joined by Mike Wenzel Co-owner and Head Brewer at Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company.

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Our Beer and Brewing experts are back, and they’re ready to talk with you about home brewing, what’s perfect for your Oktoberfest celebration, and explosion of the craft beer industry. 

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On a September evening, Greg Garrison and his family are preparing to pick the last of their first harvest of hops at their farm in Ballston, New York. After pulling the load of bines off the back of a truck, the hops are loaded onto an angled table.

Our Beer and Brewing experts are back, and they’re ready to talk with you about home brewing, the latest Beer news and events. 

Joe McClain, President of the Beer Institute, discusses the need to reform the tax code on the beer industry.

Senator Charles Schumer
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LAGRANGEVILLE – Standing outside one of the hops drying houses at Eastern View Farms & Dutchess Hops in Lagrangeville on Monday, US Senator Charles Schumer pledged to work with the US Small Business Administration and Department of Agriculture to get funding for local farmers to grow hops and buy equipment.

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal met with brewers from across the Bay State today to discuss the upcoming brewing industry and a bill that seeks to make microbreweries more competitive.

Just in time for the winter holiday season, it’s the beer show on this edition of Vox Pop. Our beer panel – brewmaster George de Piro of Druthers Brewing in Saratoga Springs, brewmaster Paul McErlean of Mendocino Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs, and Russell Savoy of Homebrew Emporium in Rensselaer, New York and West Boylston, South Weymouth, and Cambridge, Massachusetts – answers your questions on beer and brewing. WAMC’s Katie Britton hosts.