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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.

Alcove Amber

Named in honor of the City of Albany’s drinking, and brewing, water.  Tradtional English-style amber ale.  Malty, semi-sweet with notes of caramel, toffee and fruity esters.

ABV 5

BU 20

MALT Maris Otter, C-40, C-120, Amber, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley

HOPS East Kent Goldings

 

Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen

Classic German-style wheat beer brewed with large portions of Pilsner, Munich and Wheat malts, then fermented with an old world yeast strain for notes of banana, bubblegum and clove

Stats

ABV 5

BU 15

MALT Pilsner, Munich, Wheat

HOPS Apollo

YEAST Fermentis WB-06

Eger Cherry Wheat

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 5.3%

IBU: 20

Malt: 2-Row, Red Winter Wheat

Other: NYS-Sour Cheeries

Hops: Columbus, Mosaic

Crisp, American-style Wheat ale.  50% of the grain bill is NYS Grown and Malted Wheat from 1886 Malting.  We then added over 250lbs of hand-picked sour cherries from Eger Bro. Farms, about 40 min south of Albany, NY.  An added dose of Mosaic hops in the dry hopping elevate the crisp, fruity and refreshing nature of this brew!

Kick-Ass Brown

Our award winning American Style Brown Ale is the gold standard for American Brown Ales. This ale is packed with full malt flavor and substantial American and European hop character. It pours a rich reddish brown with a frothy tan head and drinks super smooth 5.6 ABV

Notes:

The nose is malt forward with a subtle roastiness and a bit of piney hoppiness from the late additions of Northwest hops.

Pouring a deep reddish brown with a tight light tan head. The head dissipates and leaves a light lacing down the glass as you drink it to the bottom.

This full-bodied ale has a rich and smooth mouthfeel. The full mouthfeel finishes smooth with a clean, almost sharp hop finish

This brew starts off with a full malt flavor from the use of Munich and Caramel malts giving way to a bit of hop bitterness and rounding out at the end. A slight maltiness lingers after the last remaining sips of your beer are gone.

Stats:

O.G. 1.056 (14.0 P)

A.E. 1.014 (3.4 P)

ABV 5.6

CALORIES 248 (per pint)

BU 30

SRM 24

MALT Pale, Munich, Carmel, Brown, Chocolate

HOPS Cascade, CTZ, Crystal

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

O.K. Pilsner

O.K. (Old Kinderhook) Pilsner was crafted using traditional German malts and lager yeast, but with an American twist.  Using exclusively Amarillo hops, look for a crisp, dry, super clean drinking lager with zesty and floral orange notes.

 

Stats

ABV 5.8

BU 35

MALT Bohemian Pilsner, Carafoam, Melanoidin

HOPS Amarillo

YEAST W34-70

Open-Sesame Lager

A traditional Vienna-style Lager with a new age twist: toasted sesame seeds!  Look for a ruby/amber colored brew with frothy white foam, nutty malt flavors with hints of sesame, and a crisp, bitter finish.

Stats

ABV 5.8

MALT Bohemian Pilsner, Vienna, Melanoidin, Carahell, C-45

HOPS Saaz

Pump Station Pale

The Pump Station Pale Ale is our American style pale ale. Brewed to be light in body and color but full in flavor. The heavy additions of pungent American hops give this beer its signature aromas and flavors without being overly bitter while the use of pale malts provide just enough balance to this hoppy American Pale Ale. 5.0 ABV

Notes

The nose is heavy with American hops that smell like citrus and pine trees. The late additions of Amarillo add heavy grapefruit notes on the nose while the use of Crystal hops add bit of pineyness and earthiness.

Pouring a rich gold with a tight white head the Pale Ale leaves a slight lacing down the side of the glass.

Our light-bodied pale ale has a bright mouthfeel and is light on the palate in spite of the full hop flavors.

This pale ale is bursting with hop flavor with a subtle malt balance. The hoppiness is decidedly less bitter than many other pale ales with much of the hop flavor coming through as a slight pineyness or resin.

Stats:

O.G. 1.050 (12.5 P)

A.E. 1.011 (2.7 P)

ABV 5.0

CALORIES 220 (per pint)

BU 38

SRM 5

MALT Pale, Munich, Carafoam

HOPS Cascade, Horizon, CTZ, Amarillo

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

Quackenbush Blonde

Our German style ale is brewed substantially similar to the Kölsch ale still produced by brewers in the German city of Cologne (Köln). Made with select German malt and a touch of wheat this beer is light in body and color with a smooth mouthfeel. The use of traditional German hops provides just the right amount of balance and floral aromas to the finished brew 4.9 ABV

Notes:

The nose is subtly sweet from the malt and a bit floral from the late additions of German Select hops. Very subtle aromas.

Pouring a light golden yellow with a frothy white head. The beer leaves a beautiful lacing down the glass as it’s consumed with a minimal amount of head lingering on the beer.

A light bodied brew this beer has a smooth mouthfeel from the addition of wheat and finishes very clean due to the good balance of early hop additions.

The flavors of this beer are very subdued with a slight malty sweetness and a good floral hop balance. The light-flavor of this ale make it particularly well suited as a session brew.

Stats:

O.G. 1.046 (11.5 P)

A.E. 1.009 (2.4 P)

ABV 4.9

CALORIES 219 (per pint)

BU 20

SRM 3

MALT Pilsner, Pale, Munich, Wheat

HOPS Cascade, Tettnang, German Select

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

River Rat NEIPA

Let’s go Rats!  Homage to Albany’s late, great professional hockey team, the Albany River Rats!  Unfiltered, hazy, smooth and bursting with juicy aroma and flavors.  Notes of grapefruit, citrus, passion fruit and peach on the nose.  Flavor follows suit with a crisp, super gentle bitterness to balance it all out.  A true onslaught of hop character.

Style: New England IPA

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 30

Malt: 2-Row, Red Winter Wheat, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Honey malt

Hops: Citra, Galaxy

 

Sammy’s Pumpkin Patch

Of course our brewer had to name a pumpkin spiced product after himself!  This Amber ale was concocted with over 300lbs of pumpkin purree and a spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, all spice, vanilla and molasses!  Pumpkin pie in a glass with a hefty alcohol kick!

Style: Spiced Beer

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 20

Malt: English Pale, Melanoidin, C-60, Honey malt, Roasted Barley

Hops: East Kent Golding