Written by Sara Lilkas, Marketing Intern  Happy June everybody! Even though the official start of summer is not for a few more weeks we have been enjoying the warmer weather. Obviously the best way to take advantage of the great weather we’ve been having is to grill at every given opportunity. The only thing that makes a perfectly grilled steak taste better, is pairing it with a good beer. Check out the featured selections at the Growler station this month! Our friends from Magic Hat are back with their Art Hop Ale. The Art Hop Ale for 2016 is an imperial blonde ale featuring blood orange and sage. The Art Hop Ale features art on the label designed by Zelde Grimm who won a contest run by the non-profit SEABA. MagicHatLogoTry Magic Hat Art Hop Ale: Friday June 10th, 2016     Saturday June 11th, 2016     Next up is Switchback Brewing Co.  from Vermont. Switchback Brewing is no stranger to the Growler station. Make sure to stop by and try their pale ale if you have not already filled up your growler with this brew yet! Try Switchback Brewing Co. Pale Ale:interrobang-design-_switchback-brewing-co Friday June 17th, 2016     Saturday June 18th, 2016     Last, but not least for the month of June is Davidson Brother’s and their I-87 IPA. An American style IPA with 5 different hop varieties, the I-87 is a refreshing and drinkable brew. davidson brewingTry Davidson Brother’s I-87 IPA: Friday June 24th, 2016     Saturday June 25th, 2016 Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! Please enjoy responsibly, see you next month! Written by Sara Lilkas, Marketing Intern  Happy American Craft Beer Week! Living in the Northeast, we are lucky that there are an increasing number of craft breweries that not only share their wide variety of flavors, but also open their doors to share the process of how the beer is made. Craft beer has grown in popularity in the past couple years. For those of you questioning what exactly makes a craft beer, here is a little bit of background on the term. The Brewer’s Association defines a craft beer as having small production (less than 6 million barrels per year), independent, and using traditional brewing methods. However it is often up to the one consuming the beer whether or not they consider it a craft offering. davidsonbroameribeerFINDavidson Brother’s Brewing Company from Glens Falls is one of the local breweries often featured at our six stores with Growler Stations (check out the May Tasting schedule here), and  to share their flavors with more of our customers, their American Bright Ale is one of the Summer Signature items. The American Bright Ale is Davidson Brother’s lightest beer, brewed with 100% American Ingredients. The light and refreshing American Bright Ale is available in 12-packs exclusively at Price Chopper, Market 32, and Market Bistro stores*. American Craft Beer Week 2016 runs from May 16-22 .Please enjoy responsibly.  
*Davidson Brother’s American Bright Ale is available in stores located in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont only.
Written by Sara Lilkas, Marketing Intern  Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s celebration and that you are looking forward to 2016 as much as we are here at Price Chopper and Market 32. As part of 2016 we will continue to have craft beer tastings every month at all of our locations with Growler Stations. This month features breweries that call the Greater Capitol Region home and even feature ingredients from other local businesses. Learn more about the breweries being featured this month below! First up in 2016 is Brown’s Brewing Company, featuring their Uncommon brownsPorter. The Uncommon Porter features a blend of different coffee flavors from local coffee shop Uncommon Grounds which is based out of Saratoga Springs, NY. One of my personal favorite brews from Brown’s, the Uncommon Porter features caramel, chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla. Try Brown’s Brewing Company Uncommon Porter: Friday January 8th, 2016 Saturday January 9th, 2016 Since it is the beginning of a new year it is only fitting that a new beer should be featured this month! New from Founders Brewing out of Grand foundersRapids, Michigan (they are the one exception to the local brewers featured this month!) is the Azacca IPA. As the name implies this beer is made with Azacca hops which are named for the Haitian God of Agriculture. Azacca hops feature citrus and tropical tones. Try Founders’ Azacca IPA: Friday January 15th, 2016 Saturday January 16th, 2016 Shmaltz Brewery from Clifton Park, NY is the next brewery being featured this month! A year-round offering, the Slingshot American Craft lager features a citrusy aroma and is a light straw color. Brewed in the style of an American Pale lager, it is brewed without any “cereal” elements such as rice or corn. Try Shmaltz Brewery’s Slingshot American Craft:shmaltz-brewing-logo Friday January 22nd, 2016 Saturday January 23rd, 2016 New from the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company is the PB&J stout. A twist saratogaon their classic Oatmeal Stout the PB&J stout, is in fused with peanut butter and raspberry jam! Try Olde Saratoga Brewing Company’s PB&J Stout: Thursday January 28th, 2016 Friday January 29th, 2016 Saturday January 30th, 2016 To finish up the first month of the New Year, Davidson Brothers Brewing Company will be sampling their Coffee Stout. Featuring a caramel, chocolate, and coffee aromas, the Coffee Stout is a lighter and tasty stout. davidson brewingFor those who usually only drink lighter colored beers, don’t let the dark color of this brew fool you, the Coffee Stout is the perfect introduction to darker beers. Try Davidson Brothers’ Coffee Stout: Saturday January 30th, 2016 Sunday January 31st, 2016   Follow us on Twitter @PriceChopper and @market32bypc for updates and changes to the schedule. Please enjoy responsibly! Written by Sara Lilkas, Marketing Intern December is here and I’m honestly not quite sure where this past year went. All I know is that since the holiday season is here with all the merry cheer and holiday beer I’ve never been more ready for December!  Get your growlers ready the tasting events this month are sure to get you into the holiday spirit! First up is the Hop Hunter IPA by Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada has developed a unique method to gather pure hop oil which makes for a Sierra-Nevada-Logo1uniquely aromatic beer. The Hop Hunter Sierra Nevada pairs nicely with wood-grilled salmon (stop by the seafood department after you’ve filled up your growler to check out our signature salmon options! ) Try Sierra Nevada’s Hop Hunter IPA: December 4th, 2015 December 5th, 2015 Just in time for the last few nights of Hanukkah the Shmaltz Brewery shmaltz-brewing-logofrom Clifton Park will be featuring their Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass the Beer. Bring home a growler of this dark ale to pair with your latkes! Happy Hanukkah! Try Shmaltz Brewery’s Hanukkah, Chanukah: December 10th, 2015 from 4-6pm at Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY. December 11th, 2015 from 4-6pm at Market Bistro in Latham, NY. December 12th, 2015 Now that the schedule is moving into mid-December hopefully the weather hasn’t gotten too cold and all of your holiday shopping is done. If davidson brewingit isn’t and you need a shopping break. I suggest stopping in for the Davidson Winter Ale tasting. Davidson Brother’s is a brewpub out of Glens Falls, NY and is family owned and operated. Try Davidson Brother’s Winter Ale: December 18th, 2015 December 20th, 2015 The tastings at Market Bistro and Market 32 in Clifton Park will be extra special today! Both tastings will feature a Barbershop Quartet singing Christmas Carols! One of my personal favorites will be featured the week leading up to Christmas. Straight from Cooperstown, NY Ommegang’s Three brewery-ommegang-85412382Philosophers will be featured in tastings for three days. Three Philosophers is a unique beer that actually ages in a way similar to wine when stored correctly.  Featuring a mix of Belgian-style dark ale and cherry ale, Three Philosophers is known for its sweetness making it the perfect brew to serve with desserts. Try Ommegang’s Three Philosophers: December 22nd, 2015 December 23rd, 2015 December 24th, 2015 A seasonal beer tasting wouldn’t be complete without the current seasonal offering from Samuel Adams. Brewed with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel, the Winter Lager is a holiday season staple. Try Samuel Adams Winter Lager: SamuelAdamsLogo-575December 19th, 2015 December 31st, 2015 Last up for the month of December is Brown’s Brewing Company out of Troy, NY. Their Oatmeal Stout is a staple at the brewpub located in downtown Troy and has even won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup! Try Brown’s Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout:browns December 29th, 2015 December 31st, 2015 As always let us know what your favorite brews were this month in the comments below! Please enjoy responsibly.         With the addition to Growler Stations to some of our capital region stores, we are happy to invite you to tastings throughout the month of July featuring 21st Amendment Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, and Druthers Brewing Company. 21st Amendment Brewery is based out of San Francisco, California and started in 2000 by Shaun O’Sullivan and Nico Feccia. 21st Amendment Brewery’s goal is to rebuild the culture lost during prohibition, one beer at a time. Blue Point Brewing Company is located on Long Island in New York and is named after the favorite oysters of Queen Victoria. Their goal is to continue to brew beer their fans want to drink. Druthers Brewing Company is located in Saratoga Springs, New York and they are driven by rewarding those who live grandly and honestly with good beer. Make sure to check out their new brewpub on 1053 Broadway, Albany, New York! Ommegang Brewery located in Copperstown, New York was built in 1997 on what used to be a hop farm. Their Ommegang Summer of Love Tour Bus, will make a stop at Market 32 in Clifton Park to highlight their new Hopstate NY American Pale Ale made with hops only grown in New York State! All attendees must be at least 21. Check below for times and locations of these tasting events! 21st Amendment July 17th -21st Amendment Brewery featuring Hell or High Watermelon 4-6pm Market 32 in Wilton, NY 6:30-8:30pm Saratoga, NY (Route 50 Store) July 18th-21st Amendment Brewery featuring Hell or High Watermelon 12-2pm Malta, NY 3-5pm Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY July 19th-21st Amendment Brewery featuring Hell or High Watermelon 12-2pm Market Bistro in Latham, NY 3-5pm Slingerlands, NY blue point July 24th– Blue Point Brewing Company featuring Blue Point Summer Ale 4-7pm Malta, NY 4-7pm Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY 4-7pm Market 32 in Wilton, NY July 25th– Blue Point Brewing Company featuring Blue Point Summer Ale 12-3pm Saratoga, NY (Route 50 Store) 12-3pm Market Bistro in Latham, NY 12-3pm Slingerlands, NY brewery-ommegang-85412382 July 30th- Ommegang Summer of Love Tour featuring Hopstate NY 11am-12pm Market 32 in Clifton Park druthers July 30th-Druthers Brewing Company featuring All-In IPA 3-5pm Saratoga, NY (Route 50 Store) 5:30-7:30pm Malta, NY July 31st-Druthers Brewing Company featuring All-In IPA 3-5pm Market 32 in Wilton, NY 5:30-7:30pm Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY August 1st-Druthers Brewing Company featuring All-In IPA  12-2pm Market Bistro in Latham, NY 2:30-4:30pm  Slingerlands, NY