Bad Boys, Broads, and Bootleggers Tour 2016

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Update: Tickets are now on sale!

AOA's Bad Boys, Broads, and Bootleggers Tour is back November 5!

The tour combines craft beverages, fun people, and a history of the Capital Region that you won't find in text books. Duncan Crary and beer historian Craig Gravina of the Albany Ale Project will share stories of gangsters, bootleggers, and the area's brewing history. Along the way we'll stop for tastings at fun local bars and producers.

This year's tour is a new version -- there will be some old favorites, plus new stories and new things to taste, so we hope you'll join us. (Here are some photos from BBB I, BBB II, and BBB III.)

Because the tour has sold out so quickly in the past -- before many people had a chance see that it was happening -- we're again giving everyone the heads up before tickets on go sale. So ask around, coordinate with your friends, whatever you have to do. ***The tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, October 18 at noon.*** (We'll post the link.)

We don't want to spoil it all, but here are a few details for BBB IV:

+ Tales of characters such as gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond, political boss Dan O'Connell, and Troy madam Mame Faye, and a cast of characters from Albany's political and brewing history.

+ A brewing history pre-game meetup at Ryan's Wake.

+ Stops at the speakeasy below City Beer Hall, Nine Pin Cider Works, and other establishments.

+ Tastes of historic and modern brews.

+ Swag and other surprises all the way.

The tour will start at Ryan's Wake on River Street in Troy and end at Brown's Brewing Co. just down the street.

History pre-game starts at 1:30 pm, the bus leaves at 2 pm, and we'll be back around 6 pm.

Tickets are $30 and will be available online starting this Tuesday, October 18 at noon.

The Bad Boys, Broads, and Bootleggers Tour is presented by Brian Brosen, Reggie Monroe and The Capital Team. It's sponsored by the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Historic Albany Foundation, and the Downtown Troy BID, with help from CDTA.


Sounds like a blast!
Would love to come.
How much are tickets?
Since i don't have a car & use a walker is there a tour bus included along with the $30 price?
I use Star bus & they charge for each trip.

While CDTA busses are accessible, the tour requires walking, including hills and stairs, rough terrain. There are many stops packed into a brief time period, so it will involve some
time constraints as well. We’d love to have you along, but we want to make sure you know what is involved before purchasing tickets.

I grew up on Elm Street between dove and Swan. My mom and dad lived on Madison Avenue and she remembered when legs diamond lived on Dove St. He was killed on Dove St I believe she was home The night he was killed

I was on this tour last year with a friend and had a fun time. We will be doing it again this year!

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