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Big breweries
Throughout 2018, visitors can enjoy unique events, talks, tours, demonstrations, and tastings that focus on everyone's favorite topic -
With so many restaurants to visit and enjoy, Albany is a foodie paradise. This year, partners from local historic sites will partner up with craft beverage producers, restaurants, and retail to present a series of events to celebrate Albany's culinary accomplishments and excitement. For full calendar of events, please visit:
The  rst brewery in North America was located right here in Albany! While everyone is getting on the craft beverage bandwagon, the fact is, we’ve been brewing beer in Albany since our Dutch forefathers arrived. By the mid-1800s, this city had more than 50 breweries, and beers like Beverwyck Irish Cream Ale and Albany Ale could be found in major cities across the country.
The Bakers Dozen
Legend has it that the baker’s dozen originated in Albany. According to an old fable, a Dutch baker named Van Amsterdam accidentally shorted Saint Nicholas, and to make amends he began to count 13 as a dozen, a generous practice which quickly swept the land.
Historic Albany Downtown Food Tour
Explore Albany through food! Get an insider’s introduction to Albany’s rapidly evolving culinary scene through this great walking tour of historic downtown. The tour includes stops at some of Albany’s most popular restaurants, with 5+ tastes and sips. Tour is o ered every Friday at 11:15am, departing from 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY. Book at, 518-303-5034.
Historic Neighborhood Brew Tours
Did you know Albany was once at the center of the North American beer industry? Craig Gravina, Albany Beer Historian, author and co-founder of the Albany Ale Project, leads tours through Albany’s former brewing districts, and talks about the impact beer and ale had on Albany – with a sip or
two along the way. Tour is o ered at 6pm June 20, July 25, August 22, September 8. For more information, call 518-434-0405.
677 Prime
677 Prime is revered in the Capital Region. And that has a lot to
do with the restaurant’s philosophy: treating guests like royalty but making them feel like family. General Manager and Partner Jaime Ortiz prides himself on putting a spin on comforting daily favorites while using the freshest seasonal ingredients and pushing the boundaries of flavor combinations and culinary rules. Critics have called his approach to food “passionately playful.” We call it delicious!

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