Summer nights mean summer beers.
Friday’s SummerNight 2017 means three beers — each one created by a Schenectady County brewer.
The special “SummerNight Ales” have been brewed by the Mad Jack, Wolf Hollow and Great Flats brewing companies. The suds are part of the block party that will take place on State Street between Broadway and Barrett Street and on the Jay Street pedestrian mall.
One possible problem: The National Weather Service in Albany said rain is a possibility for Friday.
“It looks like there’s going to be some showers around, maybe some isolated thunderstorms, primarily during the afternoon hours,” meteorologist Joe Cebulko said. “There could be some lingering showers or thunderstorms heading into the overnight hours as well.”
None of the weather is expected to be severe.
Schenectady County spokesman Joe McQueen said SummerNight will go on rain or shine.
“Everything will be out, it does look like we have a chance for a little bit of rain, but all the vendors, all the activities, all the entertainment will all still play,” he said. “All the stages are covered so the entertainment will be able to continue to play.”
The big night out begins at 5 p.m. Bands Stockade Kids, Lucy, Up All Night and Happy Daze will be among the performers. The headliner on the GE Main Stage will be Grammy-nominated Blues Traveler, scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. start.
A fireworks show will begin about 9:45 p.m.
Brian Conley and his beer friends will appreciate the red, white and blue in the sky. But they really want to see the light gold-colored beer in their cups.
Conley, brewer at Mad Jack — based…
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