Cooperstown’s Brewery Ommegang is named as one of the 5 finalists in the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer ChallengeThe finalists are invited to attend the final blind tasting event in New York City on May 17, which will be hosted and judged by Governor Andrew Cuomo and a panel of expert judges.

New York is now home to 321 microbreweries, farm breweries, and restaurant breweries, up from only 50 total breweries in 2011 and representing a 542 percent growth in the industry.