Capital Region breweries

Note: This only includes breweries categorized as "Capital Region" by the state's list (below).

yellow = micro brewery | blue = farm brewery | green = micro/farm brewery | red = brew pub

There are now 400 breweries in New York State

Fort Orange Brewing Albany

Fort Orange Brewing, which opened in Albany last October, is one of the 400.

Bonus: We've added a map of the Capital Region breweries.

New York State now has more breweries than at any other point in history, the Cuomo admin reported Wednesday.

There are 400 breweries operating in the Empire State. The previous high count was 393 in 1876.

The Cuomo admin points out there have been 243 new breweries licensed since 2012, and 202 of them have gotten the OK to operate under the relatively new farm brewery license that took effect at the start of 2013. That license relaxes a bunch of rules for breweries if they use a certain percentage of ingredients grown in state. (There's also a farm winery license that dates back to the 1970s, as well as more recent farm distillery and farm cidery licenses.)

It's probably true that New York is also riding the general rising tide of craft beer over the last decade or so. Example: In 2016 overall production of beer in the United State was flat, but craft beer production was up more than 6 percent and grew to more than 12 percent all beer produced in the US.

Here's the whole list of breweries, which includes 46 in the (greater) Capital Region....

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Woodstock Brewery just opened - located at 5581 NY-28, Phoenicia, NY. I don’t see it on your map and figured you might want to add it ...

Unfortunately all of the great breweries are in VT and MA.

Mmmmmm over-hopped stunt beer.

"Unfortunately all of the great breweries are in VT and MA."

Ha! Nah.

Have you had Equilibrium, or Hudson Valley Brewery, or Grimm, or Sloop, or Suarez Family Brewing, or Singlecut, or Other Half... ?

Great list, thanks for compiling!

An interesting follow up article would be how this is affecting beer supply/demand in the region. I recently had a conversation with a bar owner and he said that distributers have been discounting kegs of local beer to encourage sales which apparently would have been unheard of a year or two ago. Can the region sustain all these breweries? Is there such a thing as too much beer? Are we at the peek of this trend and will now wait to see who thrives and survives and who fails? Maybe it's just me but I think this topic would be curious bit of journalism.

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