economic impact of craft beverages

A Look Inside The Economic Impact of Craft Beverages

The economic impact of craft beverages on the region has grown rapidly in the past few years. Whether you’re a beer geek, wine lover, or whiskey connoisseur, we can all agree on one thing. The craft beverage industry is a shimmering diamond for the Adirondacks. The area has long been a tourist destination, with numerous activities driving this. As we look forward to the next decade, it’s time to pass the baton to the craft beverage industry. More people are turning to craft beverages than ever before, and it’s reflective of the quality of beer, wine, and spirits being produced here.

Let’s take the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival for example. As the 5th annual festival approaches us in 2019, let’s take a look at the numbers that have helped it grow into one of the premier festivals in all of New York and the northeast.

  • Over 6,400 attendees
  • Over $1.9 million dollars of regional economic impact
  • 3,983 room nights generated
  • Over 90 wine, food and craft vendors

As you can see over a few years, the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival has been able to bring together dozens of beverage producers, artisan food vendors, and of course, you! The Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail is continuously looking at innovative and fun ways to bring people together like this while also benefiting the communities these producers represent. From fundraisers to festivals send us your favorite ideas and we’ll try our best to bring these to fruition. Who knows, maybe even a producer or two will put these together!

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As you can see the economic impact of craft beverages on the Adirondack region is vital to the growth of the region as a whole. Stay tuned for more events from the trail, producers, and local organizations!