NY Gives Tax Break To Craft Beer Brewers, Adds Perks

on 14/06/12 at 12:27 pm

Beer

Our short local nightmare is over. After a lawsuit forced local breweries to start paying a tax of 12 cents per gallon of beer (and an additional 14 cents per gallon to bring it into NYC) legislators in Albany have not only gone and fixed it with a tax credit—they’ve actually given breweries some nice perks for their trouble. Craft beer at farmers’ markets, anyone?

In addition to giving tax credits to help the breweries keep their cash, the new measures will allow craft brewers to use state-grown products as if they were wineries. That means being allowed to sell limited amounts of their hooch from retail outlets and farmers’ markets. Further,

Farmer wineries would also be allowed to sell New York beers. In addition, farm-based breweries will be able to open restaurants, conference centers, inns, bed-and-breakfast lodgings or hotels on or next to their brewing operations, where beer-making equipment, souvenirs and other items could be sold.

FULL STORY via Gothamist