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 us...it 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.
AN ASTERISK* INDICATES BREWERY PERSONNEL
'LambicLand' Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Boon, Tilquin & more
Allagash James Bean
Almanac Grand Cru White, Flavor Wheel: Simcoe
Bell's Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout
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
Founders* CBS, KBS (Randall)
Goose Island* Brasserie Noir, Halia
Half Acre Bourbon BA Big Hugs
Jack's Abby* Blood Orange Leisure Time Lager, Kellerbier,
Jolly Pumpkin Turbo Bam, La Roja du Kriek, Oro de Calabaza
LIC Beer Project*
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!
GrUB & TUNES
Food City Beer Hall
Music feel-good rock 'n' roll styled by Graham Tichy and the new lowdown
$65 | Three hours of sampling 150+ rare and limited-release beers from 50+ breweries and a 5oz commemorative alb.cbw.2018 tasting glass.