Beer Geek in Albany
NYC hound heading to Albany the evening before Ommegang's Belgian Fest. Looking for a good restaurant with a good beer menu to match (if possible). Otherwise, may try another recommended resto on this board or maybe the brewpub. Cheers!
Definitely pop in to Mahars to have a beer:
Browns Brew Pub is good. It has a large patio on the river, which makes it especially nice this time of year.
Albany Pump Station is well received. I can't speak for it myself