Upstate NY city gets commemorative brew

When the city of Glens Falls, NY, begins its centennial celebration on New Year's Eve this December, chances are a lot of people will be vying for one of the limited number of bottles containing a special commemorative beer.

Cooper ’s Cave Ale Co., a local microbrewery, is planning to put out about 1,000 22-ounce bottles of a specialty cream ale, to be released New Year ’s Eve. The bottles will sell for $4 each, with $1 of that going to charities the centennial committee will select. The bottles will have a souvenir label.

Cream ale was selected because it was a popular drink when Glens Falls -- located just south of tourist-favorite Lake George about an hour's drive north of the state capital in Albany -- moved from village to city status on March 13, 1908.

Cooper's Cave, located at Sagamore Street and Dix Avenue in the city, is accepting bottle reservations now. The brew will beging being aged in October.

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