CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Area residents joined in to celebrate the grand opening of Shmaltz Brewing Company's new 20,000-square-foot brewing facility Sunday.
The custom-made brew house is a break in Shmaltz's 16-year tradition of offering contract brewing and features a 50-barrel brew house with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity. The new brewery will package 12 and 22 ounce bottles and kegs. In sticking to tradition, Shmaltz will continue their barrel-aging projects, utilizing a current inventory of more than 300 bourbon, rye whiskey and tequila barrels.
The grand opening celebration featured live music, carnival games, cotton candy, Giffy's BBQ and Shirley's Café food truck from 1 to 5 p.m. Following the opening event, craft beer enthusiasts were offered the chance to visit the 1,700-square-foot tasting room to sample the featured selection.
The brewery is located at 6 Fairchild Square just off Ushers Road.
341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204
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