Historic brewing district tours of Albany

Craig Gravina at Great Flats closeup

Craig Gravina. (And his bowler hat.)

This looks fun and interesting: Local beer historian Craig Gravina will be leading tours of Albany neighborhoods that were once (and in some cases are again) brewing districts. Blurbage:

Did you know Albany was once at the center of the North American beer industry? Albany Beer Historian, Craig Gravina, is an author and co-founder of the Albany Ale Project. Craig will be leading tours through Albany's former brewing districts, discussing the impact beer and ale had on Albany. Tour is offered in four of Albany's Distinct Neighborhoods. Each pub will offer specials exclusive to tour attendees!

As you know, we are fans of Craig and he's been a part of a handful of AOA events. He's a co-creator of the Albany Ale Project. And he has extensive knowledge of local brewing history and the way it fits into wider historical contexts.

The first tour is June 20. It'll meet at the Excelsior Pub on Madison Ave and the tour will wind its way through the South End.

The other tours, offered in conjunction with the Discover Albany, on the schedule are:

+ July 25: Center Square (Pint Sized)

+ August 22: Warehouse District (Lost & Found)

The tours start at 6 pm. They're $10 and tickets are available online.

Comments

Most importantly, I bought a new hat for the tours.

A neighbor worked at Schaefer (sp?) Beer and I wonder where it was located.

Is the new hat as fashionable as the bowler?

Colin, it's a stovepipe hat. So I'd say yes.

Nancy, come to the Warehouse District Tour and I'll show you exactly where it was!

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