Rare Farm: An evening with Rare Form and West Wind Farm

Friday, July 7th

Come join us for a summer beer experience like no other. For a magical evening in July, Rare Form Brewing Co. is teaming up with WestWind Ag, LLC to offer an intimate glimpse at the origin of great beer.

Join us as we journey from the urban confines of Troy to the wide-open expanses of the agricultural hinterland of Schaghticoke. Rachel Czub will guide us through the rye fields of her family farm, giving insight into the unique nature of small grains production in New York. The tour will be followed by a twilight bonfire and picnic dinner and courtesy of The Ruck. The farm tour and dinner precede a guided tasting of regional ingredient-focused beers, led by Kevin Mullen, Rare Form's head brewer, which will take place back at the brewery in Troy.

Come enjoy the bounty of Rensselaer County. Tickets are $50 and include round trip transportation to the farm, picnic dinner, beers on the farm, and a guided locally-sourced beer tasting at the brewery. Tickets are only available for puchase at the brewery, and spaces are extremely limited. Shuttle leaves at 6PM from Rare Form Brewing and will return by 9PM.

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Rare Forums: Evenings with historian Gerry Lorentz

Join us on Monday evenings (once a month) as Gerry Lorentz, professor at SUNY Empire State College, author and local beer historian, presents different topics on local beer history. Presentations start at 7:00 and run for 30 minutes followed by a Q & A session. These are free and open to the public. See our Facebook page for announced dates.

Fridays = Pretzel Night!

Swing into the taproom on Friday nights for cold beer and warm pretzels! Starting at 4PM we will have handmade pretzels from The Placid Baker available until they sell out. $3 each includes spicy mustard.

Mayor Madden helps us mash-in

We were thrilled to have the assistance from Mayor Patrick Madden with the mash-in of our South Troy wet hop IPA on Tuesday, August 2nd. We chatted about the importance of small businesses for economies and it was fun to learn he is a former home brewer as well.

Read all about it in the article link above.