Located in the new Saranac Commons on West Main, a hip up-and-coming spot, Black Label Brewing is a tiny yet welcoming, brightly lit space. The spot opened up at the beginning of the year after two best friends, Steve Wells and Dan Dvorak, realized their dream — thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign and help from friends — after years of homebrewing their session-style ales and lagers. The duo grow some of the hops they use on a farm near Garden Springs, and harvest their own honey for Black Label’s honey blonde ale. While sampling Black Label beers, patrons can order and enjoy food at the bar top from one of the Commons’ many eateries: Mediterrano, Caffé Affogato or Common Crumb Bakery. This community spirit carries on to Black Label’s rotating guest taps, which highlight other area breweries’ creations, as well as locally made cider and even kombucha.
Fri., Sept. 2, 7-9 p.m. 2016