Enterprise file photo — Marcello Iaia
Resurgence of local brew: Ryan Demler, a brewer with the C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, pours beer samples from a keg after a conference of barley growers, maltsters, and brewers at the Carey Center for Global Good in February. Local farmers and brewers met with county, state, and federal officials to discuss the need for infrastructure and education that would support growing and malting barley. State legislation took effect this year allowing Farm Brewery licenses tied to New York ingredients. The governor’s office announced in October that 14 farm breweries had been opened since January. The Carey Center in Rensselaerville has plans to convert a transplanted old Dutch barn into a place where brewers can experiment with local ingredients.