Albany Craft Beer Week

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The week will be punctuated with a series of craft beer events held all over Albany emphasizing the long-cultivated craft beer scene and elevated gastronomic fare that the area has to offer.

Bolded locations are the official sponsors of the Albany Craft Beer Festival.

STAY TUNED FOR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS


TUESDAYS | 3.14.17 | 3.28.17 | 4.4.17

EVENT. TRIVIA : ATTEND TWO OF THE THREE AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN TICKETS ON 4.4.17

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. 9PM


Saturday 4.15.17

EVENT. ACBW'S OFFICIALLY UNOFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY with REMARKABLE LIQUIDS

LOCATION. ALBANY ALE AND OYSTER

TIME. ALL DAY

Celebrate Albany Craft Beer Week early and unofficially. An event showcasing some of the most insane of beers brought to albany by the incredible distribution company, remarkable liquids. Menu will feature heavy-hitters such as; Evil Twin, Dugges, Off Color, Omnipollo, Grimm, Tilquin, Dieu du Ciel!, and Finback. Bottle sale featuring Cantillon, Grimm and Jack's Abby.


MONDAY - FRIDAY | 4.17.17 - 4.21.17

EVENT. BEER PASSPORT

LOCATION. MADISON POURHOUSE

Sample beers from all over the world. For each county sampled receive a stamp on your passport. For every six stamps you will be entered to win tickets to Albany Craft Beer Festival. Ambitious drinkers who receive twelve stamps will be entered twice and will also get a free glass. 

 

EVENT. PENNY GROWLER/CROWLER SALE

LOCATION. OLIVER'S AND WESTMERE BEVERAGE

Forget your growler at home? Prefer a crowler? Want to stock up on pint growlers? This is your time. All week clear glass growlers and crowlers are just one penny with the purchase of the fill.


monday     4.17.17

EVENT. PUB CRAWL

LOCATION. AMA COCINA, ALBANY ALE AND OYSTER, MADISON POUR HOUSE, JUNIORS, THE POINT, THE PUB

TIME. 7PM

Run the gamut of some of Albany's finest craft beer destinations in the form of a fun pub crawl between all of the BMT-owned bars and restaurants in Albany. Bus will be provided for transport. Stay tuned for details.

 

 

EVENT. NEW BELGIUM COCKTAIL CLASS

LOCATION. SAVOY TAPROOM

TIME. 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Learn the basics of making cocktails  and then how to make two original creations using New Belgium Beers.

 

EVENT. FIRESTONE FORTEM RELEASE

LOCATION. OLDE ENGLISH PUB

TIME. 7PM

A new special IIPA in a new special series from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will see its Albany debut at The Olde English Pub.

EVENT. BEST OF 2016: HUDSON VALLEY BEER DINNER. Featuring Suarez Family Brewery, Graft, Equilibrium, and Hudson Valley Brewery.

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. 6PM

Enjoy a legendary City Beer Hall beer dinner of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, all while celebrating the incredible and award-winning new Hudson Valley Breweries of 2016.

EVENT. UPSTATE ELEVATED 

LOCATION. PINT SIZED

TIME. 5PM - 7PM

Sample some of the best this area has to offer and snag some special package offerings. Sales on most local product for the duration of the event.

EVENT. WHITE GOLD TAPPING

LOCATION. EXCELSIOR PUB

TIME. 5PM

A delicious classic from a NYS classic, Ithaca Beer Co. Come and crush this Belgian Pale, paired well with Excelsior's legendary garbage plates.

EVENT. SWIFTY'S BEER DINNER

LOCATION. SWIFTY'S RESTAURANT AND PUB - ALBANY

TIME. 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Come out and join us for our first Beer Dinner! Chef AJ has prepared a fabulous menu to be paired with some great beer. 

Tickets are $50 per person and will include a 4 course meal. Each course will be paired with a full bottle of beer that was designed to go with that course. 

 


TUESDAY   4.18.17

EVENT. SOUTHERN TIER BLACKWATER SERIES + SPECIALTY BEER TAP TAKEOVER

LOCATION. LARK TAVERN

TIME. 

 

 

EVENT. SMUTTERS AND PUTTERS

LOCATION. MARTEL'S

TIME. ALL DAY

 

 

EVENT. ADIRONDACK TRIVIA NIGHT

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. 9PM

Join the City Beer Hall and favorite local Adirondack breweries for an Albany Craft Beer Week version of Tuesday Night Trivia. 

EVENT. BATTLE OF THE BREWMASTERS

LOCATION. SAVOY TAPROOM

TIME. 7PM - 10PM

Watch some of your favorite local brewmasters utilize their beer to create libations for your enjoyment. Each Brewmaster will be behind the bar making drinks to be blindly judged by taste-testers.

EVENT. TALL BOY TUESDAY

LOCATION. PINT SIZED

TIME. 5PM - 7PM

Samples from can giants Gun Hill, Evil Twin, and more. Limited can releases and deep discounts on specially curated Tall Boy variety four packs.

EVENT. BEER DINNER + TOUR

LOCATION. DRUTHERS, ALBANY

TIME. 

Incredible food and beer pairing from mainstay Albany brewery. Free glass included with a good time.

EVENT. BREWERY OMMEGANG TASTING

LOCATION. OLIVER'S BEVERAGE

TIME. 4PM - 6PM

Be the first to sample some new brews from NYS mega-killer, Brewery Ommegang. You'll have the chance to sample Fruition and Pale Sour. (Free beer..)

EVENT. MCSORLEY NIGHT

LOCATION. EXCELSIOR PUB

TIME. 5PM-CLOSE

Using Greenport Harbor's Black Duck Porter and Tidal Lager you will be able to order a "light and dark," and just like in New York's oldest pub, they will come in 8 ounce mugs.


WEDNESDAY 4.19.17

EVENT. OMMEGANG + THE CHEESE TRAVELER : BEER + CHEESE

LOCATION. THE HOLLOW

TIME. 6:30PM

 

 

EVENT. LAGUNITAS AND THE DEAD BEATS

LOCATION. LOW BEAT

TIME. 

 

 

EVENT. SMUTTLABS + LABCOATS     dollar off pints for those who come wearing lab coats

LOCATION. LIONHEART

TIME. 

EVENT. SLOOP PINT NIGHT

LOCATION. HILL STREET CAFE

TIME. 

EVENT. GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING

LOCATION. CAPITAL CITY GASTROPUB

TIME. 

EVENT. SAM SMITH DART NIGHT

LOCATION. OLDE ENGLISH PUB

TIME. 6PM - 1AM

Dart night hosted by legendary English brewery, Samuel Smith. 

EVENT. BELLS TAP TAKEOVER

LOCATION. WOLFF'S BIERGARTEN

TIME. 

EVENT. PEEKSKILL TAP TAKEOVER

LOCATION. O'SLATTERY'S

TIME. 

EVENT. SOUTHERN TIER TAP TAKEOVER

LOCATION. LARK TAVERN

TIME. 

EVENT. BEHIND THE ART OF TROEGS

LOCATION. PINT SIZED

TIME. 5PM - 7PM

Sample some limited brews from Troegs, learn about the work that went into the company's beautiful rebrand, and participate in some fun art projects.

EVENT. ITHACA BEER CO. TASTING

LOCATION. WESTMERE BEVERAGE

TIME. 1PM - 3PM

The reason you got into craft beer, the reason you stayed. Come taste the legendary and original brews of a New York classic.

EVENT. ITHACA BEER CO. TASTING

LOCATION. OLIVER'S BEVERAGE

TIME. 4PM - 6PM

If you missed the tasting at lunch, stop by for happy hour!

EVENT. BREWERY OMMEGANG TASTING

LOCATION. WESTMERE BEVERAGE

TIME. 4PM - 6PM

Be the first to sample some new brews from NYS mega-killer, Brewery Ommegang. You'll have the chance to sample Fruition and Pale Sour. (Free beer..)

EVENT. SHOT AND A PINT NIGHT

LOCATION. EXCELSIOR PUB

TIME. 6PM-8PM

The Excelsior Pub will be tapping Chatham Imperial Amber as well as their Barrel Aged Imperial Amber.  For a special price, you will be able to order an 8oz. pour of each beer alongside a shot of Hillrock Distilling Single Malt (the barrels that the beer was aged in). 


THURSDAY 4.20.17

EVENT. DAY OF THE DANK

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. ALL DAY

Look out for dank beers from Hill Farmstead, Brooklyn, Lagunitas, Ithaca, Founders, Sloop, Firestone Walker, Peekskill, Evil Twin and more. Chefs Ian and Dimitrios will be cooking up a fantastic food to keep the munchies at bay. 

 

 

EVENT. COMMON ROOTS COMEDY SHOW

LOCATION. LARK TAVERN

TIME. 

 

 

EVENT. HOPPED CIDER NIGHT : NINE PIN + INDIAN LADDER FARMSTEAD CIDERY

LOCATION. NINE PIN

TIME. 

EVENT. MILLHOUSE SHUT THE BOX TOURNAMENT

LOCATION. SAVOY TAPROOM

TIME. 9PM - 11PM

A Shut the Box tournament hosted by Millhouse Brewing Co.

EVENT. OMMEGANG SUMMER PREVIEW

LOCATION. PINT SIZED

TIME. 5PM - 7PM

Sample Ommegang's summer lineup of beers, listen to music from their summer calendar, and enter to win a pair of tickets to a concert of your choice.

EVENT. BREWERY TOURS

LOCATION. DRUTHERS, ALBANY

TIME. 6PM + 7PM

Each tour reservation is $10 and will get you a free glass and beer.

EVENT. ADIRONDACK MIRROR NIGHT

LOCATION. EXCELSIOR PUB

TIME. 6PM-8PM

The Excelsior Pub will be tapping Adirondack Brewery's Chatiemac Black Lager and will mirror that with a pint of fresh hopped Chatiemac Black Lager. As always, a trip to the pub means digging into one of their legendary garbage plates.


FRIDAY       4.21.17

EVENT. HUDSON VALLEY BLEND EVENT

LOCATION. ALBANY ALE AND OYSTER

TIME. 7PM

Rising-star breweries including Hudson Valley Brewery, Threes Brewing, Plan Bee Farm Brewery, Suarez Family Brewery, Sloop Brewing Co., and Kent Falls Brewing will have a showcasing of exclusive blended beers at Albany Ale & Oyster.

 

 

EVENT. VERMONT NIGHT

LOCATION. LIONHEART

TIME. 

 

 

EVENT. CAN JAM

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. 5PM - 9PM

An event in the Rodeo Bar highlighting rare and limited cans from all your favorite local, regional and national breweries. Food features from Chefs Dimitrios and Ian will be available upstairs.  One lucky raffle winner takes away an Ommegang Kan Jam Set.

EVENT. LEFT HAND POUR YOUR OWN PINT

LOCATION. SAVOY TAP ROOM

TIME. 8PM - 12PM

Learn how to pour the perfect pint from the nitro masters themselves.

EVENT. ITHACA PUB CRAWL

LOCATION. LARK ST., ALBANY

TIME. 5:45PM - 10:30PM

Take a tour of mainstay Lark St. while taking a tour of Ithaca Beer Co.'s mainstay brews. Itinerary is as follows. Susies 5:45-6:30; Bombers 6:45-7:30; Hollywood 7:45-8:30; Lark Tavern 8:45-9:30; Lionheart 9:45-10:30.

EVENT. FRENCH PRESS BEER TASTING

LOCATION. PINT SIZED

TIME. 5PM - 7PM

Experimental tasting using the Bodum French Press to infuse flavors with some of the shops favorite brews. Save big when you bundle a French Press with a beer purchase. 

EVENT. ALBANY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL PREGAME

LOCATION. EXCELSIOR PUB

TIME. 5PM-CLOSE

Can't wait for the Albany Craft Beer Festival? Must start boozing now? Excelsior Pub will be tapping Empire Brewing's Particle City Double IPA.


SATURDAY 4.22.17

EVENT. ALBANY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

LOCATION. WASHINGTON AVENUE ARMORY

TIME. 1PM - 4PM

A beer festival focusing on high-end and limited release craft beers. Unlimited tasting with food from local Albany restaurant heavy-hitters: Albany Ale and Oyster, Madison Pour House, the City Beer Halls, Druthers Brewing Company, and New World Bistro Bar. Draft coffee provided by Stacks Espresso. Music provided by the Graham Tichy Band.

 

 

EVENT. ALBANY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. 4PM - 10PM

Head on down to the City Beer Hall after the Albany Craft Beer Festival for food specials, an insane draft list and tons of brewers and brewery reps on hand to keep the party going into the night.
 

 

 

EVENT. GOOSE ISLAND COFFEE BCBS + GILLIAN "16 ON TAP

LOCATION. LARK TAVERN

TIME. 

EVENT. POP-UP RECORD SHOP WITH DOGFISH HEAD

LOCATION. PINT SIZED

TIME. 12PM - 9PM

Special pop-up record shop with hundreds of vinyl records for sale right down the block from the Albany Craft Beer Festival. Giving away a Dogfish Head branded record player. For any record purchase you will receive 10% off of any Dogfish Head product.

EVENT. POST FEST KARAOKE

LOCATION. EXCELSIOR PUB

TIME. 5:00PM - 8:00PM

To keep you in the partying mood, the Excelsior Pub will be hosting Karaoke and tapping Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious. Rosso E Marrone will be available and specially-priced for your celebratory efforts.


SUNDAY 4.23.17

EVENT. ALBANY CRAFT BEER WEEK HANGOVER BRUNCH

LOCATION. THE CITY BEER HALL

TIME. 11AM - 3PM

With an insane draft list and brunch features abounding, there will be no better way to embrace this very special Sunday Funday than at our official Hangover Brunch.