Brew to open second location, rebrand

The craft beer and beverage shop Brew on Lark Street has announced a second Saratoga location with a bar, and new name for both businesses. Pint Sized will be opening at 489 Broadway in Saratoga in Spring 2017, and Brew on Lark Street will begin using the Pint Sized name as early as next week.

From the press release:

The small bar will have 12 beers on tap available by the glass or growler. In addition to enjoying craft beer on premise, there will be a wide selection of brews to purchase for off premise consumption as well. Product will be sold broken up as single units, packaged, or as mix-six packs with a $3 off discount. There will be a small wine list and a rotating food menu with light fare.

Also of interest to those who are fans of the Lark Street location:

The Albany location will have a bar for on site consumption down the road.

As a supporter and fan of Brew I’ve asked August, the one behind the whole thing a few questions about the new location and name change.

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Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)

Hand Habits‘s new album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) was released earlier this month on Woodsist Records. Noisey has done a great interview with Meg, and Pitchfork had some great things to say about the album.

Give a few of the tracks a listen above, and seek out the whole album from your distribution channel of choice.

Photo: Shannon Straney

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 17

August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Messengers 10-year anniversary tour. With Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68.

Artist Showcase at Albany Barn: An evening of musical performances.

4th Anniversary Party at Half Moon: With Last Good Tooth
She Keeps Bees, Annie Bielski, Sam Regal, Jennifer Vanilla, House Band Arthur and Dj Lunar Moss.

Particle and Space Carnival at The Hollow: Progressive jam bands.

Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show before the dance party. Get inspired for..

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday February 18

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo: Rare coffees, this time featuring The Coffee Collective from Denmark.

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show & Sale at NYS Museum: Rock out.

North Adams 20th Annual WinterFest: Celebrating the winter.

Gathering of the Farm Cideries at Nine Pin: Sold out.

Albany Devils vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers at TU Center: AHL hockey.

Step Show at The Palace: Celebrating Black History Month.

TDF Choreo Ball at The Arts Center: Dance show.

Jo Firestone with Joe Pera at MASS MoCA: Comedy show.

Charlies Getting Wonkered at Fuze: Hard dance music.

DJ Jonathan Toubin and Daddy Long Legs at BSP: Soul Clap. $100 dance off at midnight.

Sunday February 19

Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future at Proctors: Doc Brown himself talking about Back to the Future.

North Adams 20th Annual WinterFest: Celebrating the winter.

All weekend

Flurry in Saratoga: Saratoga’s winter festival, featuring international music, dance, song, storytelling, and more.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Girl Blue ‘Drunk’

Girl Blue recently released her new music video for Drunk, featuring students from the Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Drunk was featured on Girl Blue’s debut EP “I Am Not A Star,” released in October of last year.

You can stay up to date with Girl Blue on Facebook, or catch her live at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Sunday, February 12 at 7PM.