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

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Yes, True Brew is a “Craft Beer Lifestyle Magazine,” and we love craft beer. Yes, we are here to shed light on and support the emerging craft beer scene here in the Capital Region. And, YES, we do at times enjoy other non-beer drinks. I personally love a couple of fingers of whiskey after a hard day’s work, an occasional hard cider, and/or a hard seltzer depending on what kind of night it is going to be. That said, when I do reach for a beverage that is not a beer, I still look to support locally produced purveyors.

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By Erik Budrakey

Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry were walking hand in hand in Austin, Texas after leaving a downtown gay bar when they said a group of men attacked them in what police later investigated as a hate crime.

The couple said the assault happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. after they had left a nightclub called Rain. They were holding hands and laughing when they heard a man yell a homophobic slur as he was passing them.

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By erik budrakey

With Memorial Day now upon us, and the 4th of July just around the corner, Capital Region residents are back to firing up the grill, cooking up their favorite summer dishes, and enjoying a cold beer by the barbecue. And while Price Chopper & Market 32 have been long known to have all a superior meat department, fresh, locally-grown produce, and all of your BBQ fixin’ needs, they are also now well known for having a vast array of your favorite local, regional, and national beer brands.

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John Curtin and Jesse Sommer, owners of the Albany Distilling Company and New Scotland Spirits, respectively, are two aspiring “whiskey magnates” situated here in Albany County.  Sommer claims his company wouldn’t exist without the encouragement and technical assistance Curtin has provided him, but Curtin insists he’s just paying forward the support he once received from fellow distilling pioneers. 

by James Peterson

All CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES
All CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES
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