Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
American Beer Week Begins Today
Written By: Asha McKenzie
Events are happening across the country to celebrate locally made beer.
Craft Breweries are a driving force here in New York State -
According to the Brewers Association Craft Beer made up 8-percent of the beer market in 2013, with an estimated retail value over 14-billion dollars.
In recent years, 25-hundred Breweries have popped up in the U-S.
"This is the next big part of our tourism here in New York State and it's growing by leaps and bounds," said Ken Mortensen of Upstate Brewing in Horseheads. "So, I think it's good that we recognize what we're doing"
Five New York Brewing companies made it on the Brewers Association's Top 50 Brewing Companies.