Are you a big fan of sampling craft beers at tastings? Well, you could be in luck because law makers in New York State are working to offer tax exemptions on popular brands. Many people visit breweries just to do "flights" where you try many different brews in small doses. It gives you a taste of what you may or may not like, and many people then buy a full glass of something they ended up liking from the flight.
This process is what draws people into breweries and helps them make a profit, so a tax exemption on it could be a big help. The bill would allow up to 5 samples of beer and cider to be tax exempt. This would give more money to the brewery, and potentially lower prices to the buyer. The extra cash for the brewery can help them grow and explore more types of beer to be brewed.
While the changes may not come until next year, it is definitely something to look forward to if you are a beer drinker or a brewery owner in New York State!