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!
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.
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