ALBANY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: 150+ limited-release, special and otherwise thought-provoking beers; 12-3pm and 4-7pm on Saturday april 7, 2018. tickets capped at 750 per session.
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. 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
TWO ASTERISKS** INDICATE A 'LAMBICLAND' FEATURE
'LambicLand' Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Boon, Tilquin & Christian Weber from Common Roots pouring a rare keg of his very own single-barrel coolship sour, Rooted.
3 Fonteinen** Oude Kriek, Intense Red, Zwet.be
Allagash Pastiche, one TBA
Almanac Astounding Enterprises, Flavor Wheel: Ekuanot
Aslin Beer Co. Johann and the Giant Peach
Ballast Point Brewery-only rarity, Aloha Sculpin
Barrier Half & Half (Other Half/Stumptown collab), TBA IPA
Bell's Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout, Le Pianiste
Brooklyn two TBA
Brown's Fruited Sour, #hashtagIPA series
Bruery Bouffon, one TBA
Burial Peel Back The Dead Earth, one TBA
B. Nektar Death Unicorn
B. United OEC Artista Zynergia Plumtastic Blend #2, BFM La Douze, Wild Beer Co. Somerset Wild, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted "Querkus Ubhal"
Cantillon Classic Gueuze, Vigneronne, Saint Lamvinus,
Lou Pepe Gueuze
Captain Lawrence Cuvee de Castleton, Barrel Select Gold, Nice Shades IPA
Cascade Sang Rouge, Midnight Bramble
Common Roots* Rooted, Fresh IPA TBA, Fruited Sour (In Bloom or Tasteful Deception).
CH Evans/Albany Pump Station* four TBA
Chatham Brewing* Bourbon-BA Irish Creme Imperial Stout, Pineapple Bombogenesis
Crooked Stave two TBA
Crossroads Brewing* four TBA
Dark Horse JAA Black Raspberry, Cherry HomoSapien
Destihl Saint Dekkera Framboise Sour
Dogfish Head* Puddinwine, 120 Minute
Druthers* Official Beer Week Beer, 3 more TBA
DuClaw All Roads Lead To Centennial, Into The Fire
Equilibrium* HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Evil Twin Maple Bourbon BA Biscotti Break, Double Barrel Biscotti Break, IPA TBA
Finback HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Firestone Walker Pacific Gravity, Bretta Weisse, SLOambic
Flying Dog Whiskey BA Gonzo, Red Wine BA St. Eadman
Fort Orange* three TBA
Founders* CBS, KBS (Randall w/Butterfinger)
Goose Island* Brasserie Noir, Halia
Graft* Book of Nomad, Banana Them All To Hell
Grimm HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Half Acre Bourbon BA Big Hugs, one TBA
Hermit Thrush 2017 Cuvee, Groseille
Highway Manor Hong Kong SayJohn, Dumb Dick
Hudson Valley Brewery HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Indian Ladder Farms Brewery & Cidery* three TBA
Industrial Arts two TBA
Ithaca* 20/20 Hindsight, Imperial Collusion
Jack's Abby* Blood Orange Leisure Time Lager, Kellerbier,
Jester King Funk Metal, Reposé, La Vie en Rose, Kollaborationsbier #3
Jolly Pumpkin Turbo Bam, La Roja du Kriek
KCBC Sonic Rocket
Lagunitas Fusion 48
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine, Super Session #8
LIC Beer Project* BA Sour TBD, IPA TBD
Mikkeller Spontan-Passionfruit, Hallo Ich Bin Blueberry
New England Brewing Co.* HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Night Shift HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Nine Pin* 'Brew Crew Blue' - ALB.CBW.2018 exclusive cider - Blueberries & Cream-inspired cider, part of which will be laid down in a spirit barrel from Albany Distilling Co. for a year with blueberry puree and more cider yeast; we're calling this arm of the experiment "Brew Brew Blue Part Deux"; it will be released during ALB.CBW.2019 alongside some cellared original Blue.
Northway Brewing* Sunrise Session IPA, Perfect Day Pils, Burly Beard Oatmeal Stout
OEC Artista Zynergia Plumtastic Blend #2, Artista Zynergia Beersyllabus Blend #1
Ommegang* 'Breakfast Table' - ALB.CBW.2018 exclusive beer - A Belgian-style table beer brewed with blueberries and tart cherries, oats, lactose and local coffee; a recipe we helped conceive and ONLY available at the festival!
Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy
Other Half HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Oxbow Infinite Darkness, Blueberry Deluxe
Paradox* Southern Hemisphere DIPA, BA Beer TBA
Peak Organic Ginger Saison, IPA TBA
Pipeworks BA Abduction, TBA hoppy beer
Plan Bee two TBA
Right Proper August October, Cheree Cheree!
Rogue* Woodsman's Wine
Saranac* Varick Street Breakfast Stout w/Coconut, Parhelia Peach Sour
Shelton Brothers Bellwoods Jelly King, Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Blueberry, Mikkeller SpontanPassionfruit, Pasteur Street Passionfruit Wheat, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be, Freigeist Kopenickiade Vineyard Peach
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2016
SingleCut* Kinky Boots of Lead, Weird & Gilly Cask, HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Sixpoint Farm To Pint: Idaho 7 Pale Ale, Big Raspy
Sloop* HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Springdale* Tequila Me Softly, NE IPA/Pale Ale
Stony Creek Stony Joe, One-off NEIPA
Thin Man Hustler of Culture, Minkey Boodle
Thomas Hardy's Ale 2004 vs. 2017 comparison tasting
TO OL Sur Sorachi Ace
Tröegs* Dear Peter, Sir Peché, Wild Elf
TRVE Brewing Cursed
Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin', Two Juicy
West Kill Brewing HOPPY, FRESH & COMING SOON
Zero Gravity Keller Lager, Bretthead IPA
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!