If you are looking to try a craft beer or cider in the Capital Region, there are a ton of places to choose from. Check out the best breweries in the Capital Region according to the "Best of" poll from Times Union readers.
The Saratoga Beer Summit took over the Saratoga City Center on Saturday February 25th. There were hundreds of craft beers and unlimited samples. I decided to grab a glass and see what sets aside a good craft beer.
After having my fair share of samples, I decided to ask event goers their thoughts on what makes a craft beer a good craft beer...
Druthers Brewing Company announced that it will be running a popular Saratoga Lake restaurant and taking over operations for the next ten years. This announcement comes just a couple of months after Druthers opened its fifth location in Clifton Park.
There is a Christmas tree tradition in Western New York that brings all of our favorite things together. It combines beer and holiday cheer. It has been missing since the pandemic hit and is finally making its return this year. It's the Genny Keg Tree!
There are all types of things that are needed to make sure you can ride out a major weather event. From extra batteries to bottled water, it's extremely important to have a well-rounded disaster preparedness plan, and there may be something you forgot to put on the list.
The new Clifton Park Druthers Brewing Company is on track to open soon. The computer renderings of this massive brewhouse are stunning. Now we can see the progress the builders are making to have Druthers open soon. Check it out! It's almost done. Clifton Park Druthers Brewing Company opens on September 15th!
I know my dog Freddie has an adorable mug. If you think that your pet has one too, they could be the face of one of Brown's Brewery's beers. They have teamed up with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society to raise money and make someone's furry friend "beer famous".
It is very difficult to find people to work since the pandemic so a local brewery has come up with a clever idea to let beer lovers know they are hiring. Bolton Landing Brewery has produced a New England-style IPA that they cleverly call "Help Wanted". They are hoping it will get in the hands of those looking for work at the brewery.
You know it's happened to you. You get to a party, Countryfest tailgate, camping, etc and bring bottles of the beverage of your choosing and find out that no one brought a bottle opener! It's okay, never fear, I can help!
Through Monday, a crackdown is in effect. It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to celebrate, to remember and honor veterans past and present, and a time to enjoy. But, not a time to drink and drive (well, really at no time should you be drinking and driving)...
It's Saratoga Brewfest this Saturday, which made us start to think of, well, beer, and all of the fun that goes with it. Sure Brewfest maybe all about sampling, but we all remember the days of beer helmets and kegstands too.
I recently saw a post about the beerball- the nostalgic mini-keg in the shape of a ball (see a fun photo here) and that got me thinking even more about old beer gimmicks and