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New York State: America’s Former Hop Capital

New York hops

Believe it or not, there was a time when Central New York ruled the hop industry. The state attained national leadership in hop production in 1849, and was selling over three million pounds annually by 1855.

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Craft Beer Economy Revitalizing the Rust Belt

Craft Brewers Revitalizing the Rust Belt

There’s a kind of revitalization brewing (pun intended) across the Rust Belt at the hands of the craft beer economy, and it’s proving to be a real winner for other new businesses and residents alike.

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