ALBANY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL:  150+ rare and exotic beers

In 2017, we set out to create an entire beer-drinking event paying homage to special, cutting-edge and limited beer. We've been to a lot of beer festivals (as attendees and representatives) and when the planning of our saga began in 2016, we knew immediately a few aspects that we wanted a certain way. Rather than accumulate a beer list and draw a line through it, charging more for the upper tier, we wanted to make a beer fest that consisted only of the upper tier! If you remember our beer list from last year, you know what we mean. If you don't, trust was 'woah'-worthy. And we're not a syndicated, traveling entertainment company; we're The Brew Crew - cornerstone beer stores proudly providing Albany's home refrigerators with craft beer since day one. Our point: we're rooted here and we love Albany deeply! This is why all sponsors and food vendors of Albany Craft Beer Week (and Festival) are brick and mortar craft beer stalwarts located in the city of Albany! We poured our hearts into year one and your support gave us a stellar turnout - thank you! We can't wait to share this wonderful experience with you again...and again!


The second-annual albany craft beer festival will be held at the washington avenue armory on april 7, 2018 for two sessions (12-3pm & 4-7pm). we invite you to experience the most intense lineup of special and thought-provoking beers the capital region has ever seen at a festival.


keep your eyes on this list;                  it grows all the way up                    until the last minute.


'LambicLand' Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Boon, Tilquin & more

Allagash James Bean

Almanac Grand Cru White, Flavor Wheel: Simcoe

Bell's Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout

Bruery Bouffon

Burial Ferraris and Floral Fabrics

Captain Lawrence* Cuvee de Castleton, Fresh IPA TBD

Common Roots* Rooted

CH Evans/Albany Pump Station*

Dogfish Head Puddinwine, 120 Minute, World Wide Stout

Druthers* Official Beer Week Beer, 3 more TBD


Evil Twin Maple Bourbon BA Biscotti Break, IPA TBD

Firestone Walker Pacific Gravity, Bretta Weisse, SLOambic

Fort Orange*

Founders* CBS, KBS (Randall)

Goose Island* Brasserie Noir, Halia


Half Acre Bourbon BA Big Hugs


Jack's Abby* Blood Orange Leisure Time Lager, Kellerbier,

PB&J Framinghammer

Jolly Pumpkin Turbo Bam, La Roja du Kriek, Oro de Calabaza

LIC Beer Project*

Nine Pin*

Ommegang* Innovation Brew ALB.CBW.2018 Exclusive

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy

Oxbow Infinite Darkness

Paradox* Southern Hemisphere DIPA, BA Beer TBD

Peak Organic IPAs TBD

Saranac* Pilot Batch Beers

SingleCut* Kinky Boots of Lead


Springdale* BA Sour, NE IPA/Pale Ale

Thomas Hardy's Ale 2004 vs. 2017


More to come! Bookmark this page and check back as you sip your coffee each morning or your tasty beer each night, because it's almost game time!

As you know, many of the breweries we feature are famous for their hoppy beers. Due to the importance of the freshness associated with IPAs, DIPAs and Pale Ales, confirmation of specific offerings won't happen until very close to party time. If you attended last year, you know we brought the noise!


Food City Beer Hall

Music feel-good rock 'n' roll styled by Graham Tichy and the new lowdown

Festival Tickets

$65 | Three hours of sampling 150+ rare and limited-release beers from 50+ breweries and a 5oz commemorative alb.cbw.2018 tasting glass.