WELCOME TO THE CAPITAL REGION & SARATOGA, NY

New York’s Capital Region is not only home to the state’s Capital, Albany, it’s home to much-much more, including an impressive and emerging craft beer scene.  Stretching from the northern tip of the Catskills to the southern tip of the Adirondack Mountains, the Capital Region includes Schenectady, Troy, and world-famous Saratoga, all surrounded by charming small towns. With more than 40 local craft breweries in the region, and dozens more within an hour’s drive, the Capital Region craft beer scene is certainly worthy of exploring. Throw in a handful of beer gardens and “better-beer-bars” and you’ve got yourself quite a beer adventure to enjoy.

With NY State now ranking #2 in the USA with its number of breweries, there are plenty of great experiences to be had. For many, craft beer is a lifestyle. From the places we visit, to the food we eat, and even the music that we listen to, craft beer always seems to play a role. For the craft beer enthusiasts, we would like this platform to enhance your appreciation of the craft beer experience as you enjoy the all that Capital Region has to offer.

This is a personal journey, so we encourage you to have your own adventure! Take a road trip to a brewery, ride your bike to a craft beer festival, and share your craft beer experiences and build upon your love of genuine craft beer and the lifestyle that it has to offer.

Cheers and Enjoy the Capital Region/Saratoga!

CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES MAP
CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES MAP
Common Roots Brewing
58 Saratoga Ave
South Glens Falls, NY 12803
Unified Beerworks
7 Stonebreak Road
Malta, NY 12020
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Back Barn Brewing
7082 Western Turnpike
Delanson, NY 12053

cAPITAL REGION BEER SCENE

TRUE BREW EXCLUSIVE

As the craft beer boom across the country started to swing upwards in the mid-aughts, consumer trends towards “buying local” swung upwards right along with it. And just as our pallets were adjusting to, and loving, more flavorful profiles in our beers, and more local breweries to choose from, we also began to crave locally produced spirits and wines. So much so that New York now ranks #2 in the USA in distilleries, #3 in Wineries, and #3 in Breweries. Safe to say that New Yorkers have certainly embraced the craft trend.

By erik budrakey

featured partner

With the colder winter months now upon us, regional craft beer lovers are looking forward to more than just football, holiday and New Year’s Eve parties. They’re also looking forward to indulging in the vast array of beer styles that become available each holiday season.

By Erik Budrakey

featured story

Halfway through a decade-long military career, Albany County native Jesse Sommer—then a U.S. Army paratrooper and officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps—had an epiphany: his place of duty was at home.

By James Peterson

FEATURED PARTNER

Capital Region Safer Bars has partnered with a group called In Our Own Voices to bring attention to this all too common plight, and to help educate bar owners and staff to identify potential problems before they happen and how to prevent these assaults.

By Erik Budrakey

All CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES
All CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES
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