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Druthers Beer Rizzocks!!!


It's finally here! An awesome brewpub in downtown Saratoga! I headed over there on their second night and I'm glad I did because we went again on Saturday and they had already run out of a lot of their beers. IMG_0831.JPG Although we were bummed about it, I was happy that Druthers did way more business then they anticipated! Love when new businesses are kicking ass and taking names right out of the gate. Before they kicked many a kegs, I was lucky enough to try the Brevity Wit, IPA, Pilsner, Brown Ale and the Hefeweizen. The Brevity was like candy and it only took me about 3 sips to finish it because it was so good. IMG_0832.JPG I loved the IPA and Hefeweizen as well. The pilsner was good (pretty standard as far as pilsners go) if your looking for something on the lighter side and the Brown ale was decent too. I was SO disappointed when they said they weren't doing samplers or flights but I guess they are planning on doing it soon. For food we ordered the Smoked and Spicy "Cubano" which has smoked pulled pork, spiced ham, melted Gruyere, pickled jalapenos and banana peppers on a grilled ciabatta roll. It was awesome!!

Druthers is owned by three guys, one of which is an ex public finance officer, another a burnt out financial analyst and the third a master brewer who's been brewing professionally for 13 years and is one of only 100 Master Beer Judges (possibly the best job ever outside of a Ben & Jerry's tester). What I love about these entrepreneurs is that they have built their business based on the philosophy that we all have choices. They chose to follow their dreams and open a brewery (totally jealous btw) because they wanted to do things their own way. IMG_0834.JPG If given my druthers, I'd be at this place every night! It had a great vibe, live music, awesome beer and wine (house pinot was great!) and good food. Although they still have a few kinks to work out, this place is a new Saratoga hot spot for sure! They are located at 381 Broadway St.

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Jennifer Savino

Hi and thanks for checking out my blog! I am passionate about food and small business, which has led me to start “Bitten.” Bitten is a blog about food and beverage start-ups in the Capital District. Features include talking with business owners to find out how they were bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, information for small business owners and honest food reviews of places around town.

Bitten came about after I closed my small start up gourmet cookie company Park 19 Cookies. I loved my business but knew that the endless hours of baking was not where my passion was. I know how difficult it can be to get exposure for a business and I remain passionate about food and travel. That is why Bitten is a great opportunity for food and beverage business’s to get exposure and tell the world their story about how they got started and why they love making others happy with their delightful treats. I also love food and will bring readers along on my culinary journey throughout the Capital District covering everything from the great, the bad and the ugly.

On the weekends, I love hiking in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, boating with friends, snowshoeing in the winters and playing with my two rescue dogs Lily and Stella. One thing I do every weekend is dine out at beloved restaurants or try the newest place in town. I was born and raised in Clifton Park, NY. Please visit for more about me.