January Tasting Schedule

Written by Sara Lilkas, Marketing Intern 

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s celebration and that you are looking forward to 2016 as much as we are here at Price Chopper and Market 32. As part of 2016 we will continue to have craft beer tastings every month at all of our locations with Growler Stations. This month features breweries that call the Greater Capitol Region home and even feature ingredients from other local businesses. Learn more about the breweries being featured this month below!

First up in 2016 is Brown’s Brewing Company, featuring their Uncommon brownsPorter. The Uncommon Porter features a blend of different coffee flavors from local coffee shop Uncommon Grounds which is based out of Saratoga Springs, NY. One of my personal favorite brews from Brown’s, the Uncommon Porter features caramel, chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla.

Try Brown’s Brewing Company Uncommon Porter:

Friday January 8th, 2016

  • 1-3pm at Price Chopper in Slingerlands, NY
  • 4-6pm at Market Bistro in Latham, NY

Saturday January 9th, 2016

  • 12-2pm at Price Chopper in Malta, NY and Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY
  • 3-5pm at Price Chopper on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs, NY and Price Chopper in Wilton, NY

Since it is the beginning of a new year it is only fitting that a new beer should be featured this month! New from Founders Brewing out of Grand foundersRapids, Michigan (they are the one exception to the local brewers featured this month!) is the Azacca IPA. As the name implies this beer is made with Azacca hops which are named for the Haitian God of Agriculture. Azacca hops feature citrus and tropical tones.

Try Founders’ Azacca IPA:

Friday January 15th, 2016

  • 12-2pm at Price Chopper on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 3-5pm at Market 32 in Wilton, NY
  • 6-8pm at Price Chopper in Malta, NY

Saturday January 16th, 2016

  • 12-2pm at Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY
  • 3-5pm at Market Bistro in Latham, NY
  • 6-8pm at Price Chopper in Slingerlands, NY

Shmaltz Brewery from Clifton Park, NY is the next brewery being featured this month! A year-round offering, the Slingshot American Craft lager features a citrusy aroma and is a light straw color. Brewed in the style of an American Pale lager, it is brewed without any “cereal” elements such as rice or corn.

Try Shmaltz Brewery’s Slingshot American Craft:shmaltz-brewing-logo

Friday January 22nd, 2016

  • 4-6pm at Market Bistro in Latham, NY and Price Chopper in Slingerlands, NY

Saturday January 23rd, 2016

  • 12-2pm at Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY and Price Chopper on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 3-5pm at Market 32 in Wilton, NY and Price Chopper in Malta, NY

New from the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company is the PB&J stout. A twist saratogaon their classic Oatmeal Stout the PB&J stout, is in fused with peanut butter and raspberry jam!

Try Olde Saratoga Brewing Company’s PB&J Stout:

Thursday January 28th, 2016

  • 4-6pm at Price Chopper in Slingerlands, NY

Friday January 29th, 2016

  • 3-5pm at Price Chopper in Malta, NY
  • 5:30-7:30pm at Price Chopper on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs, NY

Saturday January 30th, 2016

  • 12:30-2:30pm at Market Bistro in Latham, NY
  • 3-5pm at Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY
  • 5:30-7:30pm at Market 32 in Wilton, NY

To finish up the first month of the New Year, Davidson Brothers Brewing Company will be sampling their Coffee Stout. Featuring a caramel, chocolate, and coffee aromas, the Coffee Stout is a lighter and tasty stout. davidson brewingFor those who usually only drink lighter colored beers, don’t let the dark color of this brew fool you, the Coffee Stout is the perfect introduction to darker beers.

Try Davidson Brothers’ Coffee Stout:

Saturday January 30th, 2016

  • 1-3pm at Price Chopper in Slingerlands, NY and on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 4-6pm at Price Chopper in Malta, NY

Sunday January 31st, 2016

  • 1-3pm at Market Bistro in Latham, NY and Market 32 in Wilton, NY
  • 4-6pm at Market 32 in Clifton Park, NY

 

Follow us on Twitter @PriceChopper and @market32bypc for updates and changes to the schedule. Please enjoy responsibly!

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