Druthers Albany opened in 2015. This second location is housed in a warehouse that was originally constructed in 1901. The sheer size of this location (over 17,000 square feet) allows Druthers to produce enough beer for its restaurant and off-premises sales program.. Since more than a few people have asked, Druthers Albany really is in Albany. Confusion is caused by the fact that zip codes do not follow political boundaries; the north side of Albany and Menands share 12204.
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Our hand-crafted menu has a little something for everyone.
This is a hoppy, American-style India pale ale. Amarillo and Centennial hops are the dominant varieties, with Horizon providing a strong yet smoothly bitter finish. German Vienna and Munich malts are there to provide balance.
A rich and malty German- style lager brewed for the colder months, using all German malts and hops. This medium bodied lager imparts a luscious, smooth and toasty flavor with hints of toffee and cocoa. Pouring dark brown with ruby highlights with a light tan head.
Our same Gold Award Winner at the 2014 World Beer Cup. A German-style ale brewed with coriander and a small amount of salt. Fermented with lactobacillus as well as yeast to create a refreshing, citrusy tartness.
An American brown ale, both maltier and hoppier than any English brown. Dry-hopped with Amarillo and Crystal, while Munich malt provides the foundation.
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This DIPA utilizes Helio Gazer strain of yeast to unlock thiol compounds locked in hops and malt creating a saturated palate of passion fruit and guava flavor. Mash hops help to build foundation of thiols to be unlocked by the yeast. Malted oats and wheat create a creamy body to help the juicy flavors shine. Double dry hopped with Trident and Ekuanot hops push the aroma of this juicy DIPA Double.
We set out to create a bold, complex beer that tastes like raspberries and chocolate. This rich ale is the result. We artfully blended six different malts to achieve deep cocoa flavor. Over a pound of raspberries per gallon were added to the young beer to provide fresh, bright fruit character. Complex malt and fruit but simply delicious.
Our New England pale ale is brewed with pale Munich and wheatmalts, oats and a lot of hops! The big fruity resinous aroma has notes of pineapple, citrus and pine. The flavor is overtly hoppy with a smooth malt presence that brings some balance to the hop extravaganza. Did we mention it’s hoppy?
This beer is like the kind served at Munich’s big party 100 years ago: a rich, malty, amber lager brewed with lots of toasty Munich malt. Subtle hops balance the finish, yielding a really maltilicious beer.
Our Peach Apricot Dare gose is the perfect end of summer sipper. Brewed with salt and coriander, soured with lactobacillus, then refermented atop a blend of apricot and peach purée for big apricot aromas and a peachy finish.
Based off of the foundation fruits of the tropical cocktail, a Painkiller, we gave this beer the Double Dare Gose treatment. This double sour features salt and coriander in the boil, soured with Lactobacillus and refermented with a heavy does of pineapple, orange and coconut.
This special version of our award winning Gose is the greatest thing since something really great. It was refermented with a pound of strawberries per gallon. Coriander adds citrus notes while the finish is refreshingly tart.
Don’t let the name fool you, we’re always trying to find what makes a great New England IPA and have gone above and beyond to find the answer. The result? Vibrant yellow with an electric feel; Haze for days, and a tropical trinity of hops yielding flavors of mango, passion fruit and citrus that finishes sweet yet surprisingly clean. We’ll never stop trying to improve but we think you’ll like what we’ve discovered. So what are you waiting for? Aren’t you curious?
The solstice isn't here yet but the weather has been chilly, so here is a malty, strong ale to welcome the season. The perfect beer for cold winter nights. Rich with caramel, molasses, and fruity flavors up front, finishing with a good dose of hop bitterness. Lots of Munich malt lends toasty malt notes.
The kitchen is open until 1 hour before close.
Yes. While the Albany location normally does not have outdoor seating, it has been granted permits to have outdoor seating as part of safety procedures for COVID-19.
Dogs are currently not permitted at any of the Druthers locations.
Unfortunately we do not offer brewery tours at the Albany location.
Address: 1053 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204 | GET DIRECTIONS Phone: (518) 650-7996 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 12PM-10PM, Fri & Sat: 12PM-11PM (kitchen closes 1 hour before close)
Street parking is available on Broadway and Bridge Street. There are also a number of limited spots in front of the brewery entrance on Bridge. Please note that other businesses surrounding this location have dedicated parking areas.