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.




'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,

Allagash Pastiche, Belfius

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), DDH Reverse

Bell's Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cherry Stout, Le Pianiste

Brooklyn Passion of the Mango, Galahad, Hand & Seal Cognac, Anomaly, Wild Streak

Brown's All The While IPA, Guava Gose

Bruery Bouffon, Tart of Darkness w/Currants

Burial Peel Back The Dead Earth, one TBA

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* Albany IPA (new, changing NEIPA), 2015 Bottle Conditioned Rum BA Porter, 2018 Union Station Quadrupel

Chatham Brewing* Bourbon-BA Irish Creme Imperial Stout, Pineapple Bombogenesis, Shine On BA Imperial Porter

Crooked Stave Huguenot Low Country, Petit Sour Rosé

Crossroads Brewing* Outrage IPA, New Normal IPA, Short Tart & Handsome

Dark Horse JAA Black Raspberry, Cherry HomoSapien

Decadent Ales Passiflora DIPA, French Toast DIPA, Double Toasted Marshmallow DIPA, Citra Citra

Destihl Saint Dekkera Framboise Sour

Dogfish Head* Puddinwine, 120 Minute

Druthers* No Excuses IPA, Against the Currant, Passionfruit Double Dare, Truth Serum Tripel

DuClaw All Roads Lead To Centennial, Into The Fire

Equilibrium* Vulgar Display of Flower, Photon, MC^2, Mobius

Evil Twin Maple Bourbon BA Biscotti Break, Double Barrel Biscotti Break, Life Is Not a Problem to Be Solved but a Reality to Be Experienced IPA

Fair State Brewing Co-op LÄCTOBÄC, Keller Pilsener

Finback Fly On DIPA, Fake Blood Hibiscus IPA

Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse, SLOambic

Flying Dog  Whiskey BA Gonzo, Red Wine BA St. Eadman

Fort Orange* Fort Orange IPA, Where'd Bob Go Rye Pale Ale

Founders* CBS, KBS (Randall w/Butterfinger)

Good Nature Wort Is Bond NEIPA

Goose Island* Brasserie Noir, Halia

Graft* Book of Nomad, Banana Them All To Hell

Grimm Psychokinesis, Galaxy Pop!

Half Acre Bourbon BA Big Hugs, Daisy Capra

Hermit Thrush 2017 Cuvee, Groseille

Highway Manor Hong Kong SayJohn, Dumb Dick

Indian Ladder Farms Brewery & Cidery* Dry Cider, Homie Haulers, Dr. Paul Is Not A Poodle

Industrial Arts Safety Glasses, Wrench, Metric

Ithaca* 20/20 Hindsight, Imperial Collusion

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

PB&J Framinghammer

Jester King Funk Metal, Reposé, La Vie en Rose, Kollaborationsbier #3

Jolly Pumpkin Turbo Bam, La Roja du Kriek

KCBC Sonic Rocket IPA

Lagunitas Fusion 48 IPA

Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine, Super Session #8

LIC Beer Project* Lust For Life, SAMO IPA

Long Trail Night Goat, Golden Sour

Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA, Woods & Waters IPA

Mikkeller Spontan-Passionfruit, Hallo Ich Bin Blueberry

New England Brewing Co.* Fuzzy Baby Ducks, Sea Hag IPA, Elm City Pilsner, Mystery Cask

Night Shift The 87, One Hop This Time: Citra

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* Vanilla BA Smoked Porter, Neon Rainbows DIPA, '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 Secure The Bag (Barrier Collab), Half & Half (Barrier Collab), Space Soyez Sauce, We've Been Out There In Orbit

Oxbow Infinite Darkness, Blueberry Deluxe

Paradox* Southern Hemisphere DIPA, Off Trail Pale Ale

Peak Organic Ginger Saison, The Juice IPA

Peekskill Best Second Set Ever, You Had To Be There

Pipeworks BA Abduction, Something Hoppy This Way Comes

Rare Form Altgeist, Moxie DIPA

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, Freigeist Kopenickiade Vineyard Peach

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2016

SingleCut* Kinky Boots of Lead, Weird & Gilly Cask, Augmented Sour Rasberry Ale

Sixpoint Farm To Pint: Idaho 7 Pale Ale, Big Raspy

Sloop* Interstate IPA, DDH Juice Bomb, Bourbon Bean Baked

Springdale* Tequila Me Softly, Cuvee d'Or Rouge, Good 'n' You?

Stony Creek Stony Joe, Ruffled Feathers DIPA

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 Mixed Culture Sour Pale

Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin', Two Juicy

West Kill Brewing Rye BA Sap House, Doodlebug Pilsner

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!



City Beer Hall: Gourmet Hot Dogs

Lost & Found: porchetta sandwiches

madison pourhouse: Street Food tacos

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

Festival Tickets

$65.00 | Three hours of sampling 150+ rare and limited-release beers from 50+ breweries and a 5oz commemorative alb.cbw.2018 tasting glass.