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beer ice cream

Beer Ice-Cream Bill Passes State Senate

Beer Ice-Cream Bill

Passes State Senate

Seward, Magee Collaborate On

Sherburne Entrepreneurs’ Idea

Senator Seward discusses his bill with Gilligan’s Island reps Gil Hodges, left, and Andy Lagoe.

ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Oneonta, today announced Senate approval of a law he sponsored to allow the sale of ice cream made with beer and hard cider.

He was acting on the suggestion of a Chenango County business, the Gilligan’s Island ice cream parlor in Sherburne that already makes 30 flavors of ice cream, and has created beer and hard-cider flavors.

“Farmers and brewers already enjoy a great relationship and this legislation will clear the way for a new product that will capitalize on homegrown New York ingredients,” said Seward, who noted dairy and craft beer representatives have visited the Senate in recent weeks to share ideas for the future.

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