New regulations brewing in Glenville

Micro-breweries and micro-wineries to be defined in town code

— Scotia resident Jordan White, 30, and his friend approached the town about their business proposal, which led the town to revisit its zoning districts to clearly define where smaller breweries could be located.

White said the brewery would fall well below the annual 10,000-barrel guideline. He estimates it will produce around 100 to 200 barrels per year aimed at local consumption. The beer would be sold in 64-ounce growlers, he said, and only available on site.

“What we are really shooting for would more be termed as a nano-brewery,” White said. “Our goal is just to supply the local area, really just West Glenville and not really into the village.”

White said an exact location for the business hasn’t been established yet but when the zoning changes are approved a formal proposal will be solidified. The brewery also doesn’t have an official name yet.

White said he had held a meeting with West Glenville residents to answer questions and address concerns. Town Supervisor Christopher Koetzle said from what he’s heard the proposal has been well received by the community.

“It has been exciting so far,” White said. “Everybody we have been talking to has been very positive about it.”

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