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.
Partnership with Discover Albany Features Agritourism Events Slated Through Colombus Day | June 11, 2019 Rensselaerville, N.Y. – The Carey Institute’s Helderberg Brewery, with support from Discover Albany, is offering a series of events highlighting agritourism in Rensselaerville and the surrounding Helderberg Hilltowns. The series, “Hilltowns Alive,” has events scheduled throughout the summer. Upcoming events […]
A Spring Visiting Brewer Session Featuring Schoharie Valley Potatoes | Local hop grower John Heiser returned to Helderberg Brewery in mid-March to brew a lager using potatoes from Barber’s Farm in Schoharie County. John’s small-scale hop yard is near Barber’s and his connection to the farm inspired his interest in brewing with potatoes. A homebrewer […]