New York Wants to be Your Next Beercation Destination

Jun 6, 2017

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The next time you crack open a cold one with the boys (or girls!) consider doing it in the Empire State. That’s what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to do, at least. Since taking office in 2011, Cuomo has backed a number of initiatives aimed at expanding New York’s once fledgling craft beer industry. Just this May, he hosted the Inaugural Taste NY Craft Beer Challenge, a competition that pitted almost 70 different breweries against each other to vie for the state’s sudsy crown.

Cuomo has also relaxed regulations and provided tax credits to New York City breweries, both of which have played into a recent statewide boom. There are now at least 321 craft breweries in the state of New York, representing a startling 542% growth since the start of his first term.

Now, the question is whether fans of craft beer will take note. New York wasn’t at the top of any beer-lover’s list only a few short years ago, when cities like Portland, Oregon, and Boulder, Colorado, dominated the spotlight. And according to Travelocity, NYC still has a long way to go — the Big Apple failed to make the online travel agent’s “Beercations” shortlist in 2016, losing out to a collection of West Coast destinations.

But New York doesn’t seem to be listening to the critics: the city will host a Craft Beer Festival on June 24, featuring selections from 75 different state breweries. Add this to Smorgasburg’s weekly Beer Garden in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and you’ve got a city ready to make a name for itself. If all goes well, both the city and the state will drum up even more interest in the ever-growing craft beer scene.

H/T: Mic

Featured image courtesy of Waring Abbott via Getty Images.

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