Hudson Valley Hops 2015

Join us at our fourth annual Hudson Valley Hops!


Come join us at the fourth annual Hudson Valley Hops! This fun, regional craft beer and cider tasting is a fundraiser for the museum and it's an opportunity for the community to see brewing and distilling artifacts from the Albany Institute's collection, hear from industry experts, and receive a commemorative glass. Special this year, there will be a one-time tasting of Chatham Brewing's "Albany Institute Ale", which was brewed exclusively for this event!

In advance: $30/Albany Institute members; $35/ general public (ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)
At the door: $35/Albany Institute members; $40/general public

Please call (518) 463-4478 for more information.

Breweries include (as of March 23, 2015):

  • Adirondack Pub & Brewery
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Brown's Brewing Company
  • Chatham Brewing LLC
  • C.H. Evans Brewing
  • Crossroads Brewing Company
  • Druthers
  • Keegan Ales
  • Olde Saratoga Brewing Company

With special guests

  • Albany Distilling Company
  • Nine Pin Cider Works

Sponsors include:

  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Cafe 217/ Susie's Pub
  • The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
  • The Gingerman/Washington Tavern
  • The Grille at 138™
  • Iron Gate Cafe
  • Lionheart Pub
  • Maggie's Sports Bar
  • Mazzone Hospitality
  • Milano Restaurant & Bar
  • Morgan Linen Services Inc
  • New World Bistro Bar
  • Yelp

Guest Speakers:

  • Tessa Edick, author of Hudson Valley Food and Farming: Why Didn't Anyone Ever Tell Me That? will be here as part of the launch of her new book and will talk about her in-depth exploration of Hudson Valley foods. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
  • Gerry Lorentz, Dean of the Northeast Center of SUNY/Empire State College, will explore the ancient history of brewing
  • Bill Newman, craft beer pioneer and former owner of the Wm. S. Newman Brewing Company of Albany, NY will talk about how he got into brewing in the early 1980s and established one of the first craft breweries on the East Coast
  • Roger Savoy, owner of Homebrew Emporium, will share his insight into the homebrew market

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