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Druthers gets closer to opening an Albany location

The newly-renovated building.
The newly-renovated building.

The owners of the 2½-year-old Druthers Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs want to expand their customer base. Some people might do that by buying more delivery trucks. They hope to do it by opening a second brewery-and-restaurant -- at Broadway and Bridge Street in Albany's Albany Warehouse District.

“The Albany Zoning Board of Appeals approved Druthers’ … application for a variance to open a brewery with a restaurant at 1053 Broadway …,” reports brewmaster and partner George de Piro on the Beer Nut blog.

“Our current [Saratoga Springs] location … has been doing pretty well and we really want to get our beer to a wider audience. The 10 BBL (barrel) brewing system there can barely handle demand, so to sell more beer we need to build another brewery. I live in Albany and want to do more to help revitalize our downtown … . I also miss brewing with Albany water. It’s really awesome!”

Go here for his full posting.