Cornell researchers boost barley, brewing industry in New York

ITHACA, N.Y. – The start of Prohibition in 1919 ended the party for more than just beer-drinkers: It also shut down New York’s once-thriving malt barley industry. When legal drinking returned in 1933, growers in the western United States dominated the market for malting barley, which – along with hops, yeast and water – is […]

NY hop growers face challenges to meet rising brewery demands

  Media note: A video of the researchers is available here. ITHACA, N.Y. – The New York craft beer industry is really hopping. From 2012 to 2016, the number of breweries more than tripled, from 95 to 302 ­– and the industry contributes $3.5 billion to the state’s economy annually. This surging craft-brewing industry is […]