NY State Craft Beer Competition

To make a great craft beer you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from the industry to the other side of that table.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR BREWERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT BEER!

 

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the NY beer industry, including Brewmasters, Cicerones, BJCP judges, educators, retailers, and industry writers and consultants.

Director of Industry Development

Stefan Fleming

As the Director of Industry Development for the State alcohol industry, Stefan runs the One Stop Shop, which provides New York’s wine, beer, cider and spirits producers with a single point of government contact for assistance regarding regulations, licensing, state incentives, and any other questions or issues facing the industry. Formerly the Regional Representative for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in the nine-county Finger Lakes region, Stefan joined Empire State Development in June of 2016. Based out of Rochester, he travels the state meeting with beverage producers, speaking at conferences, symposiums and roundtables about the state of New York State’s beverage industry and the many regulatory changes that have occurred under Governor Cuomo’s leadership. In addition to the One Stop Shop, Stefan works on special projects and with the industry Associations to continue to move New York State’s craft beverage industry forward.