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!
LOCAL BREWERY news
As the weather shifts from cold and dreary to warm and sunny, and the world opens back up after 2 years of Covid-fatigue, Capital Region and Upstate NY beer lovers are excited to get back out to enjoy the outdoors, take a road trip to visit local craft breweries, and experience good times with delicious beer. If this sounds like something for you, Back Barn Brewing’s new offerings will interest you!
When Laura Clough began taking Craft Beer Brewing courses at SUNY Schenectady, she was a returning adult student looking for a career change. However, through the close bonds she formed with other students, mentoring by her professors, and the hands-on opportunities to dig deeper into the world of craft brewing while she was still a student, she soon learned that her journey at the College was turning out to be much more.
By Erik Budrakey
If you enjoy fresh craft beer, delicious food, live music, and a damn good time, Frog Alley Brewing Company will surely be a place you’ll want to check out this summer. And when you do, you will quickly discover that Frog Alley is much more than your typical local tap room.
By Erik Budrakey