What you sell to drink at the cidery
• sell your cider and any New York cider, provided the licensee shall regularly keep food available for sale or service to its retail customers for consumption on the premises. A licensee providing the following shall be deemed in compliance with this provision: sandwiches, soups or other such foods, whether fresh, processed, pre-cooked or frozen; and/or food items intended to complement the tasting of alcoholic beverages, which shall mean a diversified selection of food that is ordinarily consumed without the use of tableware and can be conveniently consumed while standing or walking, including but not limited to: cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chocolates, breads, mustards and crackers.
• if the cidery (only – not a separate business) operates a restaurant, hotel, catering establishment, or other food and drinking establishment in or adjacent to the brewery it can sell New York labelled cider and with an additional liquor license for on-premises, sell other alcoholic beverages at retail for consumption on the premises at such establishment.
What you can sell “to go” to customers from the brewery
• sell your cider
• sell New York labelled beer
• sell New York state labelled wine
• sell New York state labelled cider
• sell New York state labelled liquor
• sell or deliver your cider manufactured to persons outside the state pursuant to the laws of the place of such delivery – the order is taken and processed at the cidery by phone, fax or email or e-commerce software
Non-beer things you can sell at the cidery
• food condiments and products such as mustards, sauces, jams, jellies, mulling spices and other cider related foods.
• non-alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off premises, including but not limited to bottled water, juice and soda beverages.
• food items for the purpose of complementing cider tastings, which
shall mean a diversified selection of food that is ordinarily consumed without the use of tableware and can be conveniently consumed while standing or walking. Such food items shall include but not be limited to: cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chocolates, breads, mustards and crackers.
• food items, which shall include locally produced farm products and any food or food product not specifically prepared for immediate consumption upon the premises. Such food items may be combined into a package containing cider related products.
• cider supplies and accessories, which shall include any item utilized for the storage, serving or consumption of cider or for decorative purposes. These supplies may be sold as single items or may be combined into a package containing cider.
• cider-making equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, home cider-making kits, filters, bottling equipment, and books or other written material to assist cider-makers and home cider-makers to produce and bottle cider.
• souvenir items, which shall include, but not be limited to artwork, crafts, clothing, agricultural products and any other articles which can be construed to propagate tourism within the region.
What can you sell at off-site tastings
• with no additional permits, sell your cider or any other licensed farm cidery at the state fair, at recognized county fairs and at farmers markets operated on a not-for-profit basis.
• With one additional permit, sell your cider by the bottle
What you can sell to other businesses with liquor licenses
• sell your own cider
• sell in bulk your beer and cider to any person licensed to manufacture alcoholic beverages in this state (ex. A distillery to be used in distilled spirits or a brewery to add wine to its beer – things like that).