New York State is now home to 400 breweries, surpassing the previous record of 393 breweries set in 1876.

The number of breweries in New York has skyrocketed since Governor Cuomo hosted the the state's first Wine, Beer and Spirits Summit in 2012, with 243 new breweries obtaining licenses since then.

Beer is now being brewed in 57 of the state's 62 counties.

Additionally, 202 new farm brewery licenses have been issued since the Governor's farm brewery law went into effect in January 2013.

"Once one of the largest producers of beer in the country, New York continues to lower the costs of business by modernizing laws and rolling back red tape to restore the Empire State as the standing leader in the craft beer manufacturing industry,"  Governor Cuomo said. "The enormous growth New York's craft beverage sector has experienced in recent years is a testament to the innovation, entrepreneurship and hard work of our brewers, who are creating jobs, driving tourism, helping our local farms, and instilling pride in every corner of this great state."

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