Pub owner and beer legend Jim Mahar dies - Albany Times Union (blog)

Wednesday (8/5) at Hill Street Café, 180 Madison Ave., Albany. A Quantity Of hundred individuals had brass plaques making use associated with their names commemorating getting drunk with least 500 distinct beers in Mahar's. any discussion associated with Mahar's invariably included vocal detractors, who located its customs alien, its patrons and staff aloof, unfriendly or condescending along with its lack of meals any detriment. It maintained a new database of greater than 33,000 client names as well as the brews they had sampled as section of your bar's Globe Tour involving Beer program. It says simply, "R.I.P. Friends, fans and customers are usually welcome.

"It ended up being definitely a beer nerd's paradise," local beer expert and also blogger Chad Polenz mentioned to get a 2013 times Union story about the closure of Mahar's. Jim Mahar." I do not necessarily but have an overabundance details promptly and place of death or even services.

Open via 1989 until 2013 at 1110 Madison Ave., Mahar's Public Bar carried hundreds involving beers, along with new stock arriving often. The idea was replaced simply by another beer bar, Madison Pour House, following the creating had been sold.

maharsJim Mahar, whose Mahar's Public Bar inside Albany was a bastion regarding beer for nearly a quarter of your century, offers died, in accordance with a submit around the now-defunct bar's Facebook page. With Regard To its many passionate advocates, however, Mahar's was a singular haven with regard to aficionados in the art of brewing.







In a short e-mail in my experience confirming the actual death, Mahar's daughter Caitlin Rizzo tells me there will be a new gathering associated with memorial along with appreciation with 7 p.m. Beer-tour members continue the actual tradition in the Allen Street Pub inside Albany.

I will connect to Jim Mahar's obituary as well as add other details when available.

Mahar's, which usually regarding most of its life had any virtual monopoly on drawing the craft-beer crowd, faced significant competition inside its final years from other bars, nevertheless it always maintained a play-by-its-own-rules quirkiness. Jim Mahar ran a second Mahar's bar inside the village involving Castleton coming from 2010 until final fall.. Polenz is actually soliciting Mahar's memories here

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