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!

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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

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Henry Street Taproom, located in Saratoga Springs, NY, has been serving up a vast array of eclectic craft beers since they opened their doors in 2012. Fast approaching their 10 year anniversary, their taproom has earned the reputation of being much more than a “better beer bar”. From their home-cooked food and featured cocktails to their ever-evolving craft beer line-up, Henry Street Taproom has it going on!

By Erik Budrakey

big news for beer lovers

It wasn’t many years ago that our local grocery store shelves were dominated by yellow, fizzy pale lagers, a few exports, and an array of the light beers featured in 30, 18, 12, and 6-packs. They were stocked with bottles and cans from all of the national “big guys,” and there was nary a craft beer in sight.

By Erik Budrakey

FEATURED PARTNER

Bursting with juicy tropical fruit flavors and aromas and paired with a pillowy mouthfeel and low bitterness, Neon Rainbows is 6.6% ABV and 45 IBUs.

By Erik Budrakey

LOCAL BREWERY

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!

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TRUE BREW EXCLUSIVE

Tom Crowell, a founding partner at Chatham Brewing, entered into the world of craft brewing in the late 1980’s as a homebrewer and he’s been immersed in it ever since.

By erik budrakey

All CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES
All CAPITAL REGION BREWERIES
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