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Great Flats is in a converted tire service center on Lafayette in downtown Schenectady.

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True story: Craig was catcalled on the street later in the night because of this hat.

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The "Dirty Spartan" slider from Slidin' Dirty. It's grilled chicken with toppings inspired by a Greek salad.

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It was paired with the Great Flats Pils Beyond the Pines.

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The "Dirty Cowboy" from Slidin' Dirty -- beef, sharp cheddar, bacon, arugula, jalapeno, fried onions, BBQ sauce.

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Paired with the Great Flats 12 Hour Pale Ale.

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Talking about breweries past and present with Great Flats' Tom Owens (left) and Craig Gravina (middle). That's Greg from AOA on the end.

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Chocolate truffles from The Coco Bar made with the Great Flats chocolate caramel stout...

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... paired with the beer itself.

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Here's a handful of photos from the Great Flats / Slidin' Dirty AOA event

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Thanks to everyone who joined us this week for the AOA event at Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady. It was great to meet a bunch of people and see others again.

Slidin' Dirty served up sliders, which were paired Great Flats beer. And we talked with local beer historian Craig Gravina and Great Flats co-founder Tom Owens about the beer boom here in New York State -- both present and past. (Also: There were some tangents about IPAs.)

And to finish off the night: The Cocobar created a batch of truffles made with Great Flats chocolate caramel stout -- which was then paired with a sample of the beer.

Big thank you to the crews at Great Flats, Slidin' Dirty, and The Cocobar. Much thanks to Craig Gravina, and to Duncan Crary for pinch hitting. And we appreciate The Capital Team at Howard Hanna for sponsoring the night.

Here are a handful of pics...

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Now there's a CDPHP CYCLE! rack right around the corner from Great Flats. Please have another event so I can ride to it!!!!

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