American Craft Beer Week

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Welcome to American Craft Beer Week! we proudly display our Independent Craft seal on the door because it is integral to who we are here at Wolf Hollow. In celebration, we will be rotating in 3 new beers! Mourning Monk  Belgian Session Pale Ale and My Favorite Uncle Imperial Red Ale make their long awaited returns with the addition of one brand new beer: Afloat Upon the Wave Hefeweizen! All 3 will make an appearance at some point during the weekend so stay tuned to our social media channels to see when they come on tap!

If you are looking for us out in the community, we will be at The Local Pub and Teahouse on Wednesday, May 23rd from 5-8 pm pouring samples and hanging out!

Where’s the Sun?

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According to the calendar it is spring, but I don’t think Mother Nature has gotten the memo. Luckily we have some new things brewing up at the Hollow to brighten your mood! You’ve probably noticed White’s Wit absent from the draft board the last couple weeks. Kyle is busy kegging the new batch as we speak so keep an eye out for it in the coming weeks! My Favorite Uncle imperial red ale will also be returning after a long hiatus! It will be a few more weeks before you see him up on the tap list. There’s also rumblings that Jordan plans to bring Mourning Monk and Priors Conviction back!

This Saturday, WHBC welcomes Jake Manzi out of Northampton, MA to Wolf Hollow for the first time. He will also be bringing along another awesome musician, Hayley Reardon, to get things started for the evening! The show starts at 8 pm and is $5.

Out in the community, you can find Wolf Hollow this Friday in Saratoga pouring at Night at the Brewseum. Also on Friday night, we will be going head to head with our friends from Brown’s Brewing Co. at Hunter’s on Jay to see who can sell the most beer! Come out wearing your WHBC gear and show them how we do it here in Schenectady!

Lastly, for all of you who are making the trip to Hunter Mountain next weekend for TAP NY, see you there!!

Cheers,

The WHBC Team

Schenectady County Collaboration and Other Happenings

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On Wednesday evening of this week, we will be releasing Wolf Hollow’s first Session IPA! This beer was brewed in conjunction with the good folks at Hunter’s on Jay and Slidin’ Dirty in Schenectady after they approached us a couple months about making a collaboration beer! It is a nice light, aromatic, hazy and low alcohol IPA so you can enjoy more than just one! The party kicks off at 6 pm at Slidin’ Dirty and then moves over to Hunter’s on Jay at 8 pm. We hope to see you there!

If you’re a fan of our White’s Wit, make sure to get down here this weekend because we only have one keg left! It’ll be taking a short vacation when it runs out, but fear not because that means Nun the Wiser has returned from her tropical vacation.

As we move into April, you can find the WHBC team hanging out at World of Beer in Albany on Monday, April 2nd from 7-9 pm. We hope you’ll come enjoy some beers with us! Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for information regarding the fundraising events happening in the taproom during the month of April. On 4/8, St. Baldrick’s returns for 2018 with a day of kicking childhood cancer’s butt and head shaving! On 4/22 we welcome the local Relay for Life chapter and on 4/29 Wolf Hollow welcomes the Albany Walk MS team back for a second time! All events are free and open to the public and we hope you’ll come out and support these awesome organizations.

 

Cheers,

The WHBC team

The Return of Lock 9 AM!!

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This Thursday, March 8th, the smash hit Lock 9 AM Coffee and Vanilla Porter will make its triumphant return to our tap lines! This second run will use a Guatemalan roast from our friends at Electric City Roasters. Our friend Patrick will be making authentic French crepes with chocolate sauce and whipped cream Thursday evening to enjoy with your beer! For this occasion we are offering a special combo deal: $10 for a crepe and beer if you purchase a pint of 9 AM or 3 Porter flight (3 different styles!).

Then on Saturday and Sunday, you the customers have the opportunity to truly put the YOUR BEER in Your Beer. Brewed Here. The folks from Electric City Roasters will be on hand from 12-3 pm on both days handing out samples of their coffee and giving folks the chance to vote on the bean we will use in our next batch of 9 AM! On Sunday, the Cock ‘n Bull will be preparing a brunch inspired menu to go along with your beer.

 

Cheers,

The WHBC Team

Schenectady Beer Week!

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The first ever Schenectady Beer Week kicks off this Monday, 2/12 and runs through Saturday, 2/17! Great Flats, Mad Jack and Wolf Hollow have collaborated to brew a special beer to celebrate the week: a delicious India Brown Ale! You will be able to find this beer on tap at bars and restaurants across the city during the week so we encourage everyone to patronize their favorite establishments and enjoy some awesome beer! Keep an eye out for special events going on throughout the week. For our part, Wolf Hollow will be hosting our first ever Schenectady Bar Crawl on Thursday, February 15th. The schedule is as follows:

5:30: Wolff’s Biergarten

6:30: Katie O’Byrne’s

7:30: Slidin’ Dirty

8:30: Bombers

9:30 Centre Street Pub

10:30: Hunter’s On Jay

We hope many of you will come out and join us for a beer along the route and wear your Wolf Hollow gear!

Mid January Updates

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Hey there everyone,

Hope your 2018 has gotten off to a great start! There’s a lot keeping us occupied here at the Hollow these days. Saturday night our new American Pale Ale finally showed up on the tap lines and it has quickly become a hit! The Russian Imperial Stout I mentioned a couple of weeks back still needs a little more time to cook, so keep an eye out for it in a few more weeks. We brewed our first ever Dunkelweizen last week! You can expect to see it show up in the taproom sometime in the next month.

We’re really excited to be participating in Schenectady Beer Week which will take place from February 12th-17th. Tomorrow we are brewing a collaborative beer with our friends from Mad Jack and Great Flats that will be available at bars and restaurants around the city as well as here in the taproom! Keep a lookout for special events during that week and places you can come hang with us.

Upcoming Events where the Wolf can be found:

January 23rd: City Beer Hall Trivia Night (Albany)

Feb 10th: Great Nor’easter Brew Fest (Schenectady)

February 24th: Saratoga Beer Summit (Saratoga Springs)

Lastly, this Sunday we’re co-hosting a really exciting event with our friends at Riverside Maple Farms: See How It Works Sunday! At 1 pm, folks are welcomed to gather at the maple farm for a tour of their Sugar Shack and tasting of maple products. After that, the party moves to Wolf Hollow where everyone will be treated to a tour of the operations here and sampling of some beers. Following the tour, we will tap a special cask made with syrup from next door! It is going to be a wonderful afternoon so bring the whole family out for a day of educational fun and tasty local products.

 

Cheers,

The WHBC team

Happy New Year!

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Happy 2018 everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, it will be my resolution for the new year to make sure I get one of these posts up every 2 weeks! There’s a lot happening here at Wolf Hollow despite the bomb cyclone and snow covered ground. First off, there will be two newcomers to the draft list! This weekend we are releasing our Primitive Path American Pale Ale. We are all very excited about this beer and once you taste it, we are sure you will be too. The second beer you will have to wait a couple more weeks for, but stay on the look out for our first ever Russian Imperial Stout! It’s hard to believe that March is only 8 weeks away, but you can also look forward to the return of Look Bock and Laugh on March 7th.

We also have some really great events lined up for the next couple months. On Valentines Day, we will be hosting the winter installment of our Beer Dinner series, so don’t overthink it! Grab tickets for you and that special someone and let us take care of everything else! On Saturday, February 17th, Big Fez and The Surfmatics return to WHBC for a summer beach party! The Hollow will be decked out to remind us all of those coming summer months, so put on your best Tommy Bahama and come jam out to all your favorite beach tunes. We will also be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early on Wednesday, March 14th ¬†here at Wolf Hollow with our good friends Get Up Jack!

Remember to keep an eye out for the Wolf out and about in the community. On January 19th, you can find us up at Shmaltz in Clifton Park for their annual IPA Fest. On January 23rd, we’ll be sponsoring trivia night at City Beer in Albany. February 10th, we’ll be hanging out at the Great Nor’easter Winter Beer Fest at Renaissance Hall in Schenectady. On February 24th you’ll be able to find us setting up shop at the Saratoga Beer Summit. Lastly, keep an eye out for the announcement of Schenectady Beer Week!

 

Cheers,

The WHBC Team

The Holidays are here!

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Man, this year has flown by and the holiday season is upon us! We have a jam packed month for you here at the Hollow. On Wednesday evening of this week, Tiny Tartan makes its triumphant return for the winter season and we will be celebrating with a release party for the public! There will be bagpipes, hopefully some kilts and food options provided by The Cock ‘n Bull. On Saturday evening of this week, we welcome back the incomparable Upstate Rubdown at 8 pm. Be sure to arrive early and get a wristband! The awesome music doesn’t stop there! The following week, on December 16th, local favorite The North and South Dakotas return to the stage here at WHBC. On Saturday, December 23rd, we will be having our yearly Christmas celebration in the taproom! Wear your best ugly holiday sweater and you’ll get a discount on pints. Tanager will also be performing holiday tunes starting at 6 pm.

We also have some fun events in the community happening! On Wednesday, December 13th we will be at the awesome burger joint Sliding’ Dirty in Schenectady starting at 6 pm and pouring 5 of our favorite brews, including Tiny Tartan and Yule Lager! The following week on Friday, December 22nd we will be up in Broadalbin at Project 29 Pub & Filling Station. Starting at 7 pm, come enjoy some of our favorite seasonal beers and kick off your Christmas weekend with WHBC!

The first two Sunday openings have gone great for us so far and we can’t thank you all enough for the outpouring of support that has made it a success. The great folks at The Cock ‘n Bull are working tirelessly to bring you something fun and new each week so remember to keep an eye on the website and social media every Sunday morning for their menu!

 

Cheers,

The WHBC Team

Sunday Hours!!!

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After months of talk and numerous delays, today it is official: we will be open for business on Sundays from 12-6 pm starting November 26th!!! We’re flattered that our business has grown to the point where we can open more days during the week and give all our faithful customers additional chances to come in for Your Beer. Brewed Here.

Part of the reason it has taken so long to make this announcement is that we wanted to make sure customers would have the same experience at Wolf Hollow on a Sunday as they would any other day. Our BBQ friends at Buzzard’s Bay will not be open Sunday afternoons and we will be welcoming one of our closest friends in their stead: Rick Sleeper and the amazing staff from The Cock N’ Bull in Galway will be taking up residence during Sunday afternoons to provide customers with food options! Their menu will be a little different each week so make sure to stay tuned to our social media outlets and website for the menu each Sunday morning.

As always, none of this would be possible without all of you and we can’t wait to spend an extra day every week with everyone here at Wolf Hollow.

 

Cheers,

The WHBC Team

Happy November!

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It’s already November and the Holidays are rapidly approaching! Just because the year is winding down doesn’t mean we are slowing down at the Hollow. We kick off November with a week of music, ending with the fantastic New England band Twisted Pine November 4th at 8 pm. On November 18th local favorites The Nellies will be up on the brewhouse stage for the first time. November 14th we will be hosting the 3rd installment of the WHBC beer dinners! The event has already sold out and we can’t wait to share the new menu with the attendees.

On November 15th we have a very special treat for you all: The world class mandolin player Matt Flinner will be here with his trio for a night of unparalleled musicianship. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online or in the Taproom. We’re really excited to have Matt and his band here and hope many of you will join us.

You will be noticing some beer changes in the coming weeks. Our first ever American Light Lager will be hitting the tap lines this weekend. We also have a Porter conditioned with coffee and vanilla beans that will be making an appearance soon! For the holidays, we have our first Vienna Lager conditioned with mulling spices and everyone’s favorite, Tiny Tartan! Tiny Tartan makes its debut on Wednesday, December 6th at 4 pm! The brewery will be open for regular business so put on your best Scottish garb and come down to celebrate!

Cheers,

The WHBC Team