Well, Albany was fun.
I went to Pump Station and was very disappointed. We got the sampler of all of the beers and there was a distinct house flavor to all of them - dirty dishwater. The only tolerable ones were the brown and pale ale, both were very hoppy and disguised the flavor. I had a nice glass of Blanton's though.
The waiter said the brewer is a stickler for cleanliness, but my palate said otherwise. He also said the brewer is in the process of opening a new 30 bbl brewery, which may explain the problem.
Not far from there is a place that opened up 10 months ago, called The Olde English Pub. They had a bunch of standard English beers (Fullers and such) plus some from Wandering Star Brewery in Mass. The mild was excellent, I had my share of that beer. Wish we'd gone there first.