Albany Ale Project Food Friday: Albany Ale Project 1/19/18 Pinterest Listen Listening... / 52:23 Craig Gravina of the Albany Ale Project, Johnny Curtain from The Albany Distilling Company, Scott Veltman from C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery join Food Friday. They are here to discuss the Capital Region's beer and spirits history and ways they are celebrating it. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. Craig Gravina - The Albany Ale Project and the city's sudsy history Albany Institute of History & Art The city of Albany is steeped in history, including the history of one of the nation’s most beloved beverages, beer. This afternoon the Albany Institute of History & Art will host its second annual Hudson Valley Hops event, a celebration of the history of brewing in Albany and today’s craft beer industry in and around the Hudson Valley.