New Saratoga brewpub opening August 1st

I love visiting Saratoga Springs.  Activities abound, from the racetrack to SPAC. And the craft beer enthusiast in me enjoys the quality pubs and restaurants the village has to offer. The Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. is a nice place to visit too, offering fine ales in a low-key setting (they also contract-brew Schmaltz beers).

Add to the mix Druthers Brewing Co., a new brewery and brewpub conveniently located downtown.  Druthers officially opens August 1st, and features craft brews designed by a former master brewer of the Albany Pump Station. 

I’ve included their official press release below, and look forward to stopping in during my next Saratoga visit.


A new craft brewery and brewpub is opening in Saratoga’s Downtown Historic District. Druthers, a 5,100 square foot brewpub and 3,500 square foot beer garden, opens Wednesday, August 1st, 2012.

Given their Druthers, Chris a lawyer, George a one-time bio-chemist, and Brian a financial analyst, are choosing to brew beer. They’re betting the shirts off their backs and living out a lifelong brewery dream.

The beer menu will feature a changing array of seasonal selections and mainstays including an IPA, Wheat Beer, Brown Ale, and Pilsner. Druthers’ master brewer is Albany’s own George de Piro, formerly the master brewer at the Albany Pump Station. Each of Druthers beers will be brewed as a tribute to the craft brew loving men and women who’ve taken the inspired chances and made the hard choices to live out their Druthers.

In addition to delicious craft brews, Druthers will offer a relaxing ambiance and a brewpub menu that’ll take a fresh (never frozen) locally-sourced approach to pub grub. The menu is inspired by beer, predominantly cooked with beer, and features the best of American cuisine (with bold flavors from Latin, Creole, Midwest, West Coast, and New England influences). A handful of healthy options and sharable appetizers were designed specifically for selectively indulgent craft brew enthusiasts.

Druthers is located at 381 Broadway, Saratoga, NY.

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