ROME, N.Y -- The Brewing Industry as a whole seems to be growing by the year. Copper City Brewing Company in Rome proved that after unveiling their brand new brewery expansion.
The space is a little over 1000 feet and will be used for storage as well as increasing the breweries beer capacity.
But the expansion proves that breweries across the state are growing and that there seems to be an increasing number of them popping up throughout the area.
"Craft breweries in new york state the new york state brewers association says there is plenty of room for more breweries probably about 450 breweries now in the state," said Co-Owner Dan Frieden.
Frieden said that the craft breweries do well because of their unique recipes.
"You get these small breweries and every little home town can support a brewery, like a little bakery or something like that. Our beers are made in that town so our water is special the people that make it are special. the equipment is special. So whether I made a beer here at Copper City or Keith out of Woodland made a beer, same recipe, it would still taste different," said Frieden.
Governor Cuomo announced last year that record number of breweries have set up shop in New York State. But the difference between failure and success in the beer industry Dan said comes down to one thing, the beer.
"Number one, You've gotta have good beer. Your beer has to be good. People now that they drink enough beer, they know bad beer. Maybe they know beer where the technique wasn't done right, or beer that was not clean, or beer that was served too early. So you will get by at the beginning on good looks, but it won't last forever because you have to back it up with good beer."
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