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The Beer

At Druthers, we choose to make honest beer. Never sacrificing quality, never cutting corners. It’s just great beer.




Steady Crew

Our signature year-round brews you can always count on.

Golden Rule Pilsner
Golden Rule Pilsner
5.3% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Hoppy
Hoppy
Malty
Malty
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Fist of Karma Brown
Fist of Karma Brown
5.6% ABV
Hoppy
Hoppy
Malty
Malty
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Against the Grain Hefeweizen
Against the Grain Hefeweizen
5.6% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Smokey
Smokey
Unfiltered
Unfiltered
Wheaty
Wheaty
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All-in IPA
All-in IPA
6.5% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Hoppy
Hoppy
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The Dare (Gose)
The Dare (Gose)
5.3% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Wheaty
Wheaty
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When the Time is Right

Seasonal beers that everyone looks forward to as the calendar turns.

Brevity Wit
Brevity Wit
5.3% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Spicy
Spicy
Unfiltered
Unfiltered
Wheaty
Wheaty
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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
6.4% ABV
Malty
Malty
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Harvest Apple
Harvest Apple
6.7% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Malty
Malty
Spicy
Spicy
Unfiltered
Unfiltered
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Winter Warmer
Winter Warmer
7.3% ABV
Malty
Malty
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Simple Truth Barley Wine
Simple Truth Barley Wine
10% ABV
Malty
Malty
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Truth Serum
Truth Serum
12% ABV
Fruity
Fruity
Malty
Malty
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Druthers Dry Stout
Druthers Dry Stout
4.8% ABV
Malty
Malty
Roast
Roast
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The Breweries

Druthers brews its hand crafted beers in each of its locations. The breweries are visible from the pub and make for a really cool dining experience. The Albany location is equipped with a 30BBL brewing system with five 60BBL fermentors, while the Saratoga location operates with a 10BBL brewing system, four 10BBL fermenters and a single 20BBL fermentor. We brewed over 3,000BBLs in 2015 and expect to double that production in 2016. Be on the lookout for a bottling line in the near future. Note that our definition of "near future" may differ from yours.

The Brewmaster
Brewmaster

Druthers' master brewer is George de Piro, winner of three gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival and gold, silver and bronze awards at the World Beer Cup. George is a biochemist turned supreme beer geek. He’s the proud owner of an extensive beer coaster collection, is an avid cyclist, and fondly refers to his OCD as 'attention to detail'.


Awards

The Dare - Gold at the 2014 World Beer Cup

The Dare is a great example of an old German-style sour ale called Gose - pronounced go-za. It's brewed from a blend of German wheat and pilsner malts. While the hop character in this beer is very low, it is spiced with coriander to give it a distinct citrus aroma. The really interesting bit is that aside from ale yeast, lactobacillus bacteria ferment the beer, imparting natural, refreshing tartness. A small amount of salt is added; just enough to round out the malt flavor.

We're not the only ones who love it: it won the Gold Award at the 2014 World Beer Cup(TM) in the German-style sour ale category!

Druthers 80 Shilling Ale - Silver at the 2016 World Beer Cup

This copper-colored beer has a caramel, toasty and slightly fruity aroma. The flavor is malty up front, in the middle and through the finish, with caramel notes dominant. Hops are just present for balance in this medium-light bodied, refreshing malty ale. 5.2% ABV

Being a great example of its style, it won a silver award at the 2016 World Beer Cup in the Scottish-style ales category!