Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of Virtual Passport Program to Promote Craft Breweries Along the Empire State Trail and a Comprehensive New Trail Website
Empire State Trail & New York State Brewers Association Partner to Add Passport Program to New York Craft Beer App
Program Will Showcase 200 Breweries Within 10 Miles of Empire State Trail
New Website Provides Detailed Information for 750-Mile Route
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a virtual passport program that will showcase the 200 craft breweries closely surrounding the Empire State Trail, in partnership with the New York State Brewers Association. A comprehensive new website providing Empire State Trail users with quick and easy access to trail information along the 750-mile route is now available. The Empire State Trail Brewery Passport, made available through the NYSBA’s existing New York Craft Beer App, will encourage New Yorkers to visit breweries within 10 miles of the Empire State Trail along the 750-mile route that spans the state.
“During this unprecedented and challenging time, this new partnership will make it even easier for New Yorkers to experience both this great state’s natural beauty and world-class craft beverages,” Governor Cuomo said. “Tourism and recreation are at the foundation of our local economies, and as we near the completion of the Empire State Trail by the end of this year, this program will both benefit local residents and spur economic activity in communities across the state.”
“We are committed to growing and supporting the craft beverage industry in New York, especially as we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “This new virtual passport program will help to promote craft breweries along the nearly completed Empire State Trail, and provide information to help residents and visitors explore all that New York State has to offer. This partnership will help to support local businesses and strengthen the economy as we work to build back better and stronger for the future.”
NOTE: this is NOT the complete release.
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