In today's Albany Times Union, you will find my story on the new Albany Craft Beverage Trail, which includes Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling Company, Druthers, C.H. Evans Brewing/Albany Pump Station, and Altamont Winery.
It's official: You can now take a drinking tour of Albany.
The city's warehouse district, that stretch of Broadway between Albany and Menands, is today better known as the bar list of the Capital Region. Here, a thirsty imbiber can find anything from a classic Brown Ale, to a crisp glass of cider, to a warming glass of whiskey to ward off harsh winters.
Four establishments on Broadway have come together to form the Albany Craft Beverage Trail. Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling Co., C.H. Evans Brewing Co, (at the Albany Pump Station) and Druthers Brewing Company are hoping that the official launch of this new nonprofit will further revitalize a derelict neighborhood through business growth and increased tourism to the area.