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albany craft beverage trail map

Two things:

1. There is now an Albany Craft Beverage Trail -- it includes C.H. Evans Brewing (the Pump Station), Albany Distilling Co., Nine Pine Cider Works, and Druthers Brewing.

2. Said beverage trail has organized an event called Drink Albany for this Saturday, October 3 at Quackenbush Square. Blurbage:

Drink Albany features live music from Mirk, North and South Dakotas, and other local bands along with free samples of beer, cider and spirits from C.H. Evans Brewing, Druthers, the Albany Distilling Company, and Nine Pin Cider. Food trucks and other local vendors will also be present. Ticket includes an Albany Craft Beverage Trail signature glass and the opportunity to drink from Albany's best.

Drink Albany is Saturday from noon-5 pm.

Advance tickets are $10 / $25 VIP ticket. (And it looks like there's a $5 designated driver ticket.)

Nine Pin advertises on AOA, and Druthers is a sponsor of the AOA BBB Tour.

Comments

I had a feeling something along these lines would eventually happen. As soon as Druthers announced they would be opening an Albany location, I thought it would be cool if a beverage tour/trail was organized. It only makes sense given how close they are.

On a side, but somewhat related note: Does anyone know if there has been any additional news on Albany Brewing Co & WhichCraft that were supposed to open next to Wolff's? I first heard about this last summer on the TU's Table Hopping blog, but nothing since.

http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehopping/44781/new-brewery-craft-beer-bar-planned-for-albanys-warehouse-district/

Ugh. Druthers, home of the overpriced and underwhelming entrees. Do they even have a beer worth walking all that way for?

Kevin, I have yet to taste one. The IPA was far weaker than the Pump Station Pale Ale right up the street. I've been very disappointed by Druthers.

There's this new.. mixer? I tried recently that's going to be sold at this event that I can't wait to pick up. It's called Hedonic Tonic... a natural tonic that tastes delicious. Very interesting stuff. I believe it's sold at the Fort Orange Store, but I"m going to try to pick it up at this event.

I love Druthers gose 'The Dare', which won the gold medal at the World Beer cup last year. Somebody must like it besides me!

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