Cite this Page:John Cassidy, “Hinckel Brewery Apartments ,” Albany Walks for Health, accessed September 19, 2019, http://www.albanywalksforhealth.com/items/show/39.
- Apartment Complex built inside the former Hinckel Brewery
- The last site to be mentioned are the Hinckle Brewery Apartments located at 201 Park Avenue in Albany and as the name would imply contains apartments in a building that was originally the Hinkle Brewery. The first thing to note about the building is its size which while not on the scale of a facility like the Anheuser Busch Brewery in Milwaukee is certainly not a micro brewery. The Hinkle Brewery was operational from 1855 and the building was constructed in 1880 as a malt house for the brewery and was renovated into apartment space years after the company went defunct. While other major breweries such as the Beverwyck brewery have been torn down this building stands as a reminder of when Albany was a major center for American brewing. Despite the cities early advantage the twin factors of prohibition and the rise of the Midwest beer giants marked the end of Albany’s time as a major beer supplier. While micro breweries such as the earlier mentioned Albany Pump Station have reopened in the city the businesses such as the Hinckle Brewery were giants of their time and with many of the buildings that housed these businesses gone the Hinckle building serves as one of the last reminders of a major yet forgotten piece of city history
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