#N12BK: NY craft breweries top 1,000

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New York State has become the largest producer of alcoholic cider in the country with over 1,000 craft breweries in the state.

New York currently has 1,005 breweries of craft beer, wine and spirits, but leads the nation as the number one producer of hard ciders.

All but two counties in New York State are producers of craft alcoholic beverages.

More than 500 businesses have been added to the list since 2012.

New York State also ranks number 2 in spirit distilleries and number 3 in breweries in the U.S. 

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