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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Coffee School at SMCo.

Superior Merchandise has a bunch of great educational coffee classes set for the next few months. If you’re serious about upping your coffee game but haven’t gotten around to tackling it, or have had difficulty brewing at home in the past, this is for you.

Tickets are currently on sale via Eventbrite. Get that coffee game maximized before the holidays.

North Albany Oktoberfest 2016: 4xVIP Ticket Giveaway

The North Albany Oktoberfest block party and celebration is this Saturday, October 1 from 11am-7pm and tickets are currently on sale. If you are not the contest type, pick up your tickets early to save a few bucks and get a commemorative stein. As always, this year’s Oktoberfest features food, beer, weiner dog races, competitions, and a celebration of all things German.

The kind folks at Wolff’s have offered up a pack of four VIP tickets to giveaway in the next 24 hours to a lucky winner and their three friends! Learn more info on the Albany Oktoberfest website, and enter the giveaway below.

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Little Pecks Opening Thursday

little pecks will be officially opening Thursday. For the past week or so they were soft-open; serving coffee and without official hours.

From the press release:

Little pecks is an all-day café from the culinary team behind Peck’s Arcade, serving coffee, breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks, including wine and beer. Joining the team as lead barista is Katryn Malen, formerly of Stacks Espresso Bar in Albany.

At the helm of the kitchen will be the duo of executive chef Nick Ruscitto and executive pastry chef Greg Kern, who describes little pecks as “many ideas coming together in one space, which is one of the great things about working with this team. I’ve been able to experiment with some new food ideas and be more involved with the opening of a business – it’s been interesting having a role beyond that of making food.”

The cafe will be open seven days a week from 6:00am Monday-Friday, and 8:00am on Saturday and Sunday, for breakfast and lunch with closing times based on customer demand, and at minimum 9:00pm. In addition to seating in little pecks, diners will also have access to a four-season garden area with retractable roof, to be shared with Lucas Confectionery, as well as the Library at Peck’s Arcade. The team expects to do equal parts orders to stay and take-away, and will also focus on outside catering. Coffee will be provided exclusively by Tandem Coffee Roasters of Portland, Maine.

Can’t wait to swing by.