New York is a Brewtopia! Here are the 5 Biggest Beer Makers in the State
It's no secret: New Yorkers love their beer, and we produce a lot of it!
Seeing as New York is one of the oldest states in the nation, it should come as no surprise that our history with beer runs deep. With its diverse range of breweries, innovative craft beers, and a strong focus on supporting local agriculture, the state has established itself as a significant player in the beer industry. Our state even has several breweries that are over 100 years old!
How much beer does New York state produce, exactly? While it's impossible to come up with an exact figure, a study by World Population Review puts the number of breweries in New York around 1,347,435, barely edging out Ohio for fifth most in the entire country. The only states in the U.S. with more breweries are Florida, Colorado, Pennsylvania and California.
For the purposes of this article, however, we're looking at the largest breweries in New York in terms of barrels of beer produced annually.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED A "BARREL" OF BEER?
A barrel of beer is a unit of measurement commonly used in the brewing industry. In the United States, a standard beer barrel is equivalent to 31 gallons or approximately 117.35 liters. This is the most widely recognized measurement system for beer production used in the U.S.
So without further ado, let's take a look below at the 5 biggest breweries in New York state. Bottoms up!