In December 2012, Rich Buceta created his dream career by combining his passion for beer and music, opening SingleCut Beersmiths in Astoria, Queens. To accommodate the growing business, he purchased the former Schmaltz’s facility at Fairchild Square in Clifton Park five years ago. Now, in this 40,000-square-foot production and consumption facility, which is eight times … Read more

SUNY Schenectady’s Brewing Program – Turning Graduates into Career Brewers

True to the spirit of a community college, Schenectady County Community College responded to potential students’ interests and industry demand when it added a Craft Beer Brewing program to its School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism offerings five years ago. Now in its sixth year, the program has graduated 40 students in their certificate … Read more

Fidens: The Courage to Craft Great Beer

A trio of brewers in Colonie are bold, courageous, confident, and resolute, having taken the leap from brewing beer at home to opening their own commercial brewery. Steve Parker, Tim Pierce, and Michael Carter opened Fidens Brewing Company in September 2019. The brewery’s name comes from the Latin word “fidens,” which speaks to the courage … Read more

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