A craft beer enthusiast
New Yorkers have been deprived of enjoying their state’s most exclusive craft beer for far too long.
That’s one of the reasons Chad Meigs founded Drink New York Craft, to provide them a marketplace where they can discover the best breweries without leaving home.
Entering the industry
Chad entered the craft beer industry in 2010 when he founded The Bineyard, a hop farm and network of passionate New York hop growers. It started with 4 hop plants, and now, there are 6,000 plants across 6 acres. As The Bineyard added more members, Chad would ask them what their biggest challenges were.
The answer was consistently “distribution.”
Microbreweries didn’t have the resources to enter the market by way of traditional distribution. This didn’t sit well with Chad because they couldn't share their beers with the rest of New York.