Brew to host local tasting series

Brew has announced another round of great free tastings so you can try out some of their offerings without having to commit to a whole growler/six pack/bottle/can.

The series is as follows:

May 14 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Downstate Night w/ Chatham Brewing and Crossroads Brewing Company 5 PM – 8 PM

May 28 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Adirondack Night w/ Adirondack Pub & Brewery and Paradox Brewery

June 11 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Troy Night w/ Brown’s Brewing Company and Rare Form Brewing Company

June 25 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Northway Night w/ Shmaltz Brewing Company and Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

July 9 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Cooperstown Night w/ Ommegang and Butternuts Beer & Ale

July 23 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Albany Night w/ C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station and Nine Pin Cider

Check out the event on facebook and be sure to add these dates to your calendar!


Rock N Roll Brunch XIV

Rock N Roll Brunch is back at The Low Beat for their May installment. Music will be provided by Andrew Joseph Weaver.

The menu, so far, is the following:


Chicken Empanadas

Spouted Lentil Pancakes
barbeque pork, hakurai turnip salad, sunny side egg, sesame seed sauce

Lamb Benedict
barley flatbread, braised lamb, radish, preserved lemon, poached egg, pistachio aioli
home fries

Cinamon Raisin Bagel French Toast
cream cheese icing, walnuts

Breakfast Bruschetta (vegan)
grilled bread, white beans, dandelion, lovage, seitan breakfast sausage, radish shoots, home fries
(add egg)

Biscuits and Gravy
choice of house made sausage or mushroom gravy, buttermilk biscuit, 2 eggs, home fries

Check out the event on facebook and get there early on Sunday!


Cinco de Mayo at the Confectionery

The garden of the Confectionery will be taken over by tacos and margaritas for Cinco de Mayo from 5-10pm tonight.

Taco Options:

Pibil (slow roasted pork)
Quinoa & Heirloom Beans

Cool down with a lychee margaritas, proudly provided by our Tavern Bar – served in the Confectionery.

More info on the Confectionery website.

Photo: Flickr/ulterior epicure


Cocktails with Creatives

On Thursday April 30, The Upstate NY AIGA will be hosting a Cocktails with Creatives event at Madison Pour House in Albany (and also simulatenously at Beer Belly Deli & Pub in Syracuse and Butapub in Rochester).

From the event page:

Whether you’re a designer yourself, work with them, or just want to get to know a few, this is a great opportunity to connect with your community!

This is a great opportunity for all creative people to meet others in their area all while enjoying a (relatively) new bar in Albany. Registration for the event is free, but space is limited, so go register!

Photo: Flickr/Lindsey G


Troy Kitchen

Cory Nelson posted an annoucement of his plans for the space at 50 4th Street. The announcement in it’s entirety:

Gourmet Food Court coming to 50 4th Street in Downtown Troy.

4 Permanent Artisan Food Vendors + Coffee Bar + Wine & Beer Bar = Troy Kitchen

A food lovers paradise.

I’m excited to watch this pan out! You too can follow along by liking the Troy Kitchen facebook page.


Stacks 1-year-anniversary cupping and latte art competition

In a series of tweets celebrating their 1-year-anniversary, Stacks has posted a schedule of fun events for the coming days.

Tomorrow, they’re hosting a cupping of the different types of Verve Coffee they’ve got. Thursday, they’re hosting another TNT or latte art competition. You can read about the last one to get an idea of what to expect.

Put it in your calendar as both of these events are going to be fun for anyone who likes coffee.


Local Tasting Series at Brew

Starting on May 14, Brew will be hosting six geographically themed tastings from 5-8 on the each night. The tastings are free.

The schedule is as follows:

5/14: Downstate Night with Chatham Brewing and Crossroads Brewing Company.

5/28: Adirondack Night with Adirondack Brewery and Paradox Brewery.

6/11: Troy Night with Brown’s Brewing Company and Rare Form Brewing Company.

6/25: Northway Night with Shmaltz Brewing Company and Davidson Brothers.

7/9: Cooperstown Night with Brewery Ommegang and Butternuts Beer & Ale.

7/23: Albany Night with C H Evans Brewing Company and Nine Pin Cider Works.

More into about the events and Brew can be found on their website, Brew is located at 209 Lark Street.