Thursday, June 9, 2011

Troy, N.Y.--Brown by the river

     The old industrial city of Troy, New York (nicknamed the Collar City for its long gone shirt-making plants) sits along the Hudson River just north of Albany.  There, the first craft brewery in the region opened in 1993 and is still going strong in the same location.  Brown's Brewing Co. has a deck for outdoor dining in the back with a nice view of the Green Island Bridge, a distinctive example of a vertical-lift bridge.

 Brown's has a nice old-fashioned look at the bar inside.  The brews are named "Brown's [style or type]" with no nods to all the history around Troy. My son-in-law Ed and I each tried the sampler tray with our lunches.  I liked the Brown's Pale Ale, their flagship brand, and also the porter, made off an oatmeal base with a chocolate finish. 

(Visited 6/3/11)

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