We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!
Up next: Druthers Brewing Co!
“You are your choices” is both a quote from Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca the Younger and the company motto at Druthers Brewery and Restaurant. Fittingly, when trying to be the best you, the best choice is to choose a brew or two from Druthers’ tasty roster. Give it a shot: Seneca would be proud.
Druthers began in the mind of CEO Chris Martell when he became inspired by the West Coast IPA movement as a resident of 1998 San Diego. Pursuing his cravings, Martell turned to his brother CPO (Chief Pub Officer) Brian Martell for ideas and help with home brewing. They found success and the idea of opening a brewery eventually became a real possibility.
After relocating to Saratoga Springs, NY, Martell discovered a vacant lot between two buildings on an already busy main strip of town. He envisioned it as a perfect spot for a new brewery and a few years later Druthers was born. Fast forward to today, and you can find locations in Saratoga Springs, Albany, and basically across the street from our headquarters in Schenectady!
One of our favorite Druthers brews is their All-In IPA. This one is a hoppy, American-style India pale ale. Amarillo and Citra hops are the dominant varieties, with Horizon providing a strong yet smoothly bitter finish. German Vienna malt is there to provide balance. Pick up a pack at your local Price Chopper or Market 32!
Interested in trying some Druthers brews?
Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Druthers craft beer, take home some brewery swag and more.
Saturday 5/4, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32
Saturday 5/11, 11am – 2pm at our Eastern Parkway Market 32
Saturday 5/18, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32
Saturday 5/25, 11am – 2pm at our Amsterdam Market 32
Interested in visiting the brewery?
Make the most of everything Druthers Brewing & Restaurant has to offer! Visit druthersbrewing.com for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.
Brewery & Taproom Address: Saratoga Springs – 381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Albany Location: 1053 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204
Schenectady Location: 221 Harborside Drive, Schenectady, NY 12305