I will admit, this week has not been particularly exciting in our little brew world. But that is generally how life works. One week you are riding high on can releases and visits to exceptional taverns for some great beers and food. The next week you are just simply thrilled that you got that tenth punch on your Brew Crew Growler card from Westmere Beverage! Derek grabbed Pixie Dust and Thunder Tiger on Friday’s visit. They still had cans of Wrench too, one of his favorite beers.
If you read in my 1/16/2108 post about Delaware Supply, you’ll know that Colin and Lauren, the owners of Delaware Supply, came out from Westmere to build their craft beer bar. Derek has been visiting Westmere for at least three years has gotten to know the Brew Crew over time. And they’ve gotten to know and like him too. Every so often there’s a growler left behind the counter for Derek after a keg tap and he often heads out to Westmere with a couple of his own cans to trade with them as friends. This definitely is his go to beer store and without equal in the Albany area. It’s no wonder they’ve been voted The Capital District’s Best Beer Store so many years in a row. They always have the best selections on tap and in cans. Derek can’t say enough about the Brew Crew. Not only are they incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to craft beers, but they really do care about the beer itself and making sure that you get the most out of it.
I asked Derek to take some photos. We have Brew Crew Member, Matt, holding Derek's punch card. Not sure if Matt was into having his photo taken, but there he is! We also have the manager, Jeremy, standing outside the store looking like the happy man he is.