ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A producer of hard cider in Albany has become New York's first licensed farm cidery.

The "Farm Cideries" law approved last year created a license for operations that make and sell no more than 150,000 gallons of cider annually from crops grown in New York. The license is similar ones available to farm wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Cuomo said Friday that Nine Pin Cider Works is the first business to receive the license.

Nine Pin makes hard cider from local apples. The license allows the business to operate a tasting room where they can sell cider by the pint.