Local breweries boom in Finger Lakes region

The Finger Lakes region is experiencing an explosion of craft breweries, up from 24 in 2011 to 70 in 2015, with an additional 12 breweries scheduled to open this year.

Ithaca Beer glasses, one of the many new breweries in the Finger Lakes region.

Ithaca Beer glasses, one of the many new breweries in the Finger Lakes region. Image by James Willamor / CC BY-SA 2.0

These breweries benefit from having a range of local ingredients to use, from barley and hops to water, and are also supported by the New York Farm Brewery Law, which gives tax breaks and incentives to craft breweries that use in-state ingredients. The craft breweries in this region specialize in a variety of beers, from American to British-style brews. Read more at: nytimes.com

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