Have you ever heard of a cool new beer but haven’t been able to find it?
A new business based out of the Central New York Regional Market aims to link New York craft beer consumers with beers from many of the state’s smaller and out-of-the-way brewers.
“We will be here to hook you up,” said Chad Meigs, owner of Drink New York Craft. “More New York state beers for New York state drinkers.”
Drink New York Craft will offer online ordering and shipping, supplying what Meigs says is a demand that has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The business will fill a gap in the beer distribution network, said Meigs, who also owns The Bineyard, a hop-growing and processing business in Cazenovia and has experience in e-commerce.
Large beer companies and even many of the bigger craft brewers use traditional distributors, who buy from the breweries and sell to retailers like stores and bars. That’s regulated under the federal…