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. 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. 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. 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.