The Beer Diviner's brief effort to go from being a country mouse to also being a city mouse didn't work, but that doesn't mean it has gone into hiding.
The nanobrewery located in the wilds of eastern Rensselaer County tried adding a tasting room in downtown Troy in the fall of 2016 as well, but that venture lasted less than a year. Now, in its first summer since then, owner Jonathan Post has lined up an interesting summer events schedule.
• Will Kempe's players from Troy will perform Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Othello" from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday July 15. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic meal, and Post's line of ales will be available for sale.The Beer Diviner is located at 243 Bly Hollow Road, Petersburgh. Phone: 518-210-6196.
• A music event called "Divine Vibes" is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 20-22. It will feature 20 or so bands on two stages, playing all styles of music. Arts, crafts, and vendors will be present, and camping space will be available for a nominal fee for overnight stays. Admission is free.
• The 2nd annual "Beer Camp" is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, August 10-12. It will include multiple bands, malting, hop growing and all grain brewing talks and demonstrations. Food, outdoor games, fire circles, and a "Stations of the Brew" pilgrimage to Buck's Rock peak are planned, and cabin or campsite reservations can be made online.