I know that there are quite a few breweries in this area but every time I find a new one, I’m still surprised. Thankfully, my small trek up to the north of Albany led me to Schuylerville and Bound by Fate Brewing.
Bound by Fate is a family-owned and operated farm brewery in Schuylerville, which is the site of the British surrender at the Battles of Saratoga. It was founded by Pam, Brett, Evan and Ryan. According to their website, “History is writ in beer – and American Craft Beer nowadays is a celebration of all of it. While Prohibition devastated the US beer industry, and the consolidation that followed finished off the smaller players, the void left behind created a terrible thirst. It is that thirst which drives us, and has done so since homebrewing was legalized by President Carter. A legion of homebrewers has been tinkering since; reclaiming our various cultural inheritances, resurrecting that which was nearly forgotten, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible (and what is delicious). Most of the nation’s best Craft Breweries emerged from their ranks. Bound by Fate is excited to be part of this tradition.”
Overall, Bound by Fate just has a really great vibe. Everyone in there was happy to be sociable and we (barely) out-of-towners felt at home surrounded by people who we could tell frequent the brewery often. We didn’t have a chance to try the food but loved that they had food from Lao versus your regular fries and mozzarella sticks. The beer, which is obviously important, was delicious and the bartenders were really helpful in navigating the beer menu. The darkest of the bunch was a little heavier than I wanted it to be but their IPAs were great!
Note: Bound by Fate was recently voted as one of your favorite local breweries