Welcome to The flx craft beverage conference

The craft beverage industry in New York State is booming. There are several reasons for the growth in this industry including an interest in locally produced foods and beverages, an increased interest in craft beverages and an improved legal climate for craft beverage businesses in New York State. 

The Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, organized by Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, began in 2012 as the Brewery and Cidery Startup Workshop. The main purpose was to provide a place where someone could get the information and contacts they need to start a brewery or cidery in New York State. In 2015, the name was changed to reflect the addition of a new objective - to provide people involved with existing craft beverage businesses with information they can use to improve their business. If you are thinking about starting a brewery or cidery, are involved in an existing craft beverage company or just want to learn more about this industry, this conference is for you.