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THE ALLEN STREET PUB

332 SOUTH ALLEN STREET

ALBANY, NEW YORK 12208

 


WE ARE PROUD TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION ESTABLISHED AT MAHAR'S PUBLIC BAR IN ALBANY NY.  AT THE ALLEN STREET PUB WE ARE ADDING TO OUR ARSENAL OF GREAT BEER.  THERE ARE MANY SEASONALS IN THE BOTTLE COOLER FOR WINTER / CHRISTMAS AND SOON WE WILL ADD 20 MORE DRAUGHT LINES.  WE ALSO HAVE A CASK BEER ENGINE AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE CASK ON TAP.  STOP DOWN TO CHECK US OUT AND SAY HELLO. 

CHEERS!

PAUL ENGEL & STEVE KITCHEN

PUBLICANS, CO-OWNERS OF THE ASP

CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/pages/The-Allen-Street-Pub/321437353849

 

 

 

 

THE HOUSE RULES

 

PLEASE BE KIND AND COURTEOUS, ENJOY YOUR BEER AND MAKE FRIENDS.  

 

OUR HOURS ARE:

SUNDAY -NOON TO 2AM

MONDAY - NOON TO 2AM

TUESDAY - NOON TO 2AM

WEDNESDAY - NOON TO 2AM

THURSDAY - NOON TO 2AM

FRIDAY - NOON TO 2AM

SATURDAY NOON TO 2AM 

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD. YOU WILL BE PROOFED EVERY TIME YOU VISIT.

 

 

 

 

                  REAL ALE                         

BEER ENGINES SERVING THE FINEST CASK CONDITIONED ALES FROM THE UK AND THE USA


CASK CONDITIONED ALE (AKA REAL ALE) IS BREWED WITH ONLY TRADITIONAL INGREDIENTS AND ALLOWED TO MATURE NATURALLY.  THE UNFILTERED, UNPASTEURIZED BEER STILL CONTAINS LIVE YEAST, WHICH UNDERGOES A SECONDARY FERMENTATION IN THE FIRKIN (KEG).  THIS CREATES A GENTLE NATURAL CO2 CARBONATION AND ALLOWS MALT AND HOP FLAVORS TO DEVELOP, FOR A RICHER TASTING DRINK WITH MORE CHARACTER THAN REGULAR KEG BEER.

REAL ALE IS SERVED WITHOUT EXTRANEOUS GAS  BY PULLING IT UP FROM THE CELLAR WITH A HANDPUMP.  THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL WAY OF SERVING BEER.  ONLY IN THE PAST FEW DECADES DID FILTERED, PASTEURIZED, CHILLED BEER PUSHED UP THE LINE BY GAS PRESSURE BECOME NORMAL.

REAL ALE IS MANUALLY VENTED, TAPPED AND LEFT TO SETTLE TO AVOID THE PRESENCE OF YEAST.  KEG BEERS LAST FOR WEEKS AFTER BEING TAPPED - REAL ALE WILL ONLY SURVIVE A FEW DAYS BEFORE TURNING VINEGARY. 

SOME PEOPLE HAVE THE NOTION THAT REAL ALE IS "WARM AND FLAT".  THIS IS INCORRECT. A CASK ALE IS IDEALLY SERVED BETWEEN 54 AND 56 DEGREES - COOL (BUT CERTAINLY NOT ROOM TEMPERATURE) WITH A GENTLE, SOFT BUT NOTICEABLE CARBONATION.

CASK ALES SURVIVE IN THE USA AT BREWPUBS AND A HANDFUL OF BARS,  IN MANHATTAN, FOR INSTANCE, WHERE LESS THAN FORTY OF THE THOUSANDS OF PUBS THERE ARE KNOWN TO REGULARLY STOCK CASK ALE.

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

WE'LL BE HAPPY TO RECEIVE ANY REASONABLE QUESTION, REQUEST OR SUGGESTION. WE LOOK FORWARD TO AS MUCH DISCUSSION AND FEED BACK AS POSSIBLE.  OUR INTENTION IS TO MAKE THE PUB AS MUCH YOURS AS IT IS OURS.


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THE WORLD TOUR OF BEER

AT THE ALLEN STREET PUB WE WILL EVENTUALLY BE OFFERING THE BEER TOUR LIKE JIM STARTED AT THE OLD PUB SEVERAL YEARS AGO.  PATRONS FROM THE ORIGINAL TOUR WILL START OUR TOUR WITH THE SAME GRAND TOTAL THEY HAD AFTER THEIR LAST PINT AT MAHARS IN ALBANY.  WE EXPECT TO KICK THIS OFF AFTER WE GET OUR NEW COOLER UP AND RUNNING.

WE HAVE NOT DECIDED HOW THE MILESTONES WILL WORK OUT YET.  MORE TO FOLLOW ON THAT. 





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