Albany Alcohol

Tour curated by: John Cassidy

A walk-through of some locations with ties to the history of beer making legal or otherwise in Albany New York. Prior to the rise of the major breweries in the Midwest Albany served as a major hub in the US beer industry and these locations can offer a tie to a mostly forgotten piece of the cities past. Additionally even with the passage of the 18th Amendment the story of beer in Albany was far from over with criminals exploiting the newly opened alcohol business to its maximum potential. On a final note some of these locations continue to serve alcohol so this tour is not appropriate for those under 21 years of age.

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