19th Century Albany Ale

Style: Historical Recreation of an American Strong Ale

ABV: 9.6%

IBU: 30ish

Malt: 6-Row Malt, Honey

Hops: Tettnanger

 

                Albany, NY was once a major brewing capital, with hundreds of thousands of barrels of beer being produced by dozens of different breweries.  Around the 19th Century, Albany became known throughout the Western Hemisphere for their “Albany Ale.”  Because of the size of the breweries in Albany, they were able to effectively produce, package and ship this beer at a quick rate making it widely accessible, and thus, popular.  CH Evans, Discover Albany and local beer historian, Craig Gravina (the guy with the moustache) came together with some old recipes and pieced together a recreation as best we could.