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- Museum containing collection of paraphernalia relating to brewing through Albany's history
- The next stop is the Albany Institute of History and Art, while an art museum is not the first thing one thinks of when pondering the alcohol industry what makes this location of value to the tour is its collection of memorabilia relating to the brewers and distillers who operated in Albany throughout its history. As previously stated one such remnant of inebriating days of old are logs detailing the recipe for the aforementioned Albany Ale which would be invaluable for anyone attempting to resurrect a fluid piece of city history. Beyond the recipe the museum contains a great deal of memorabilia from the now defunct breweries of Albany that once dominated the beer market of not just the capitol region but the nineteenth century United States. Also unlike the previous location which is a private bar the institute is a division of the New York State Museum which also means that there are staff on site who can provide additional information. The institute is located at 125 Washington Ave in Albany and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday with varying hours that can be viewed on the site and if money is tight admission is free post 5pm. Finally unlike some of the other sites on the tour the museum understandably has exhibits on a wide variety of topics beyond the manufacture of alcohol and can offer something for a variety of interests.
1. Albany Institute of History and Art, http://www.albanyinstitute.org/