Craft Beverage Incubator
New York State’s craft beverage sector is emerging as a driver of local economic development in rural and urban communities across the state. The industry also has the potential to fuel the development of a diversified, value-added small grains system in the Northeast. However, significant investments in research, farmer training and infrastructure are needed to support continued growth of the movement as well as its distinct, place-based quality.
We have partnered with the Capital Region’s craft beverage community to address these needs. Through educational workshops, local supply chain and market development and the operation of our own farm brewery, we support the development of a farm-to-glass supply chain connecting farmers, malt houses and craft beverage producers across the region.
Black is Back! Black Mountain Symphony returns to the stage on Saturday, March 16 at Helderberg Brewery Taproom. It’s the second event of our HILLTOWNS ALIVE! series and it’s shaping up to be a PARTY:*Bill Palinski is back on drums!**Kuhar Family Farm Market & Cafe will be open next door serving up farm-to-table Irish dishes […]
The Carey Institute for Global Good’s Sustainable Communities Program and the Town of Rensselaerville have been awarded a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway Community Grants Program. “Country to Capital: A Needs Assessment for Rural-Urban Linkages in Albany County” will identify needs and opportunities for improved connections between Albany County’s rural Hilltown communities and […]