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237 Union St,
Schenectady, NY

Welcome to Seven Points Brewery, owned and operated by your friends at Stella Pasta Bar & Bistro

Quality & Consistency

Our Current Line-up:

Prima Vista

Italian Pilsner

4.9% ABV - 35 IBU


The "Italian Pilsner" is a recent innovation in modern brewing history, setting itself apart from its northern counterparts in Germany by the use of a unique dry-hopping process.  The goal is not to simply over-hop a traditional German Pils, but rather to craft a subtle space for the traditional European hop varieties to shine along with the rest of the ingredients.  For our Italian Pils, we selected 3 different German noble varieties that we use at different times during the brewing process.  "Northern Brewer" hops, which are predominantly spicy with an undercurrent of woods and wild fruit.  "Tettnanger" hops, bringing a mix of floral, fruity, and herbal notes.  And finally, "Saphir" hops, with sweet, fruity overtones, and a hint of dried lemongrass.  A simple malt base of light Pilsner malt is accentuated with an addition of "American Honey" malt, bringing a touch of warm, bready, bakery flavors to the beer.  The result is a nicely hop-forward, immensely drinkable brew that pairs well with a variety of dishes; from seafood to spicy fried chicken wings.  The beer pours crisp and clear, (though it is unfiltered) thanks to our extended cold conditioning process.


Stellar Magnitude


7.4% ABV - 18 IBU


A New England Style IPA, known for its hazy glow, and fruity, hop-forward aromas and flavors.  A creamy base of malts ranging from high protein New England grown barley, Red Wheat, and toasted Oat Malt make the perfect place to showcase the hop profiles.  Citra hops, one of the most sought after hops in the world, are the predominant focus of this brew, and make up over half of the total hop charge.  Citra hops are packed with strong citrus and tropical aromas, and are used on both the hot side in the kettle and whirlpool, and the cold side during fermentation.  Mosaic hops are another variety that has intense flavors of tropical pine and stone fruits, carrying aromas akin to a hoppy mango.  Finally, we finish with Columbus hops, which have a deep, punchy hop flavor, along with light-herbal and lemon-citrus backnotes.  All three hops find their way into our dry hopping schedule, which includes several additions at several different times to maximize their flavors.  Fermented with a unique mix of yeast strains to maximize the fruit-forward notes in this brew.



German Lager

4.5% ABV - 23 IBU


A malty, light-amber colored, German lager.  Kind of a half-way point in between the two traditional styles that have bore the name "Oktoberfest"; the Marzen, and the Festbier.  Marzens are typically a little darker, richer, and heavier than their Festbier counterparts, which tend to be more of a Pale Lager with some toasted malt flavors in support.  Our "Beckenbauer" strives to be a mix of the best of both styles, creating a brew that truly feels like you could be drinking it under the big tent in Munich.  Appropriately, we use a mix of Munich, Vienna, and Pilsner malts to craft a malty backbone to the beer, and hop it with Hallertauer Mittelfruh hops, the Kaiser of all German hops, with a classic floral hop aroma.  Prost!


Green Comet

Cold IPA

7.0% ABV - 24 IBU

The "Cold IPA" has been one of the more recent trends in brewing, marketed as the antithesis to the New England IPA, and has garnered some descriptions calling it "Wester than West Coast" in IPA terms.  In this style, the turbid haze and tropical fruit aromas that dominate the New England IPA scene are ditched in an effort to create a clean, crisp, IPA that is reminiscent of its West Coast American IPA style forebears.  Malt takes a backseat in this style, restraining it's influence so as to create a perfect canvas for the hop selection to shine.  A mixture of Canadian Superior Pilsner malt and Flaked Rice make their contribution to the grain bill to make the brew as light colored as possible, and to stay out of the hops way.  While New England and West Coast IPA's use ale yeast selections that have a large range of flavors, Cold IPA's in general have used lager yeast strains, to reduce any unwanted or unintended flavors that ale yeasts might typically provide.  Careful temperature control during fermentation is taken to avoid any sulfur characteristics that lager strains are sometimes known for.  All of this is done to showcase the selected hops in their purest form.  "Citra" makes up the bulk of the whirlpool hop addition, where slightly below boiling temperatures can take advantage of extracting it's citrusy flavors and aromas without being driven off by a vigorous boil.  "Nugget" hops are a late-addition boil hop to provide certain woody, earthy flavors to balance out the rest of the brew.  Our dry hop schedule consists of two separate additions of "Blanc" hops, known for their pineapple, gooseberry, and lemongrass flavors, and "Comet" hops, which have a zesty grapefruit flavor to them.  A final, light touch of dried grapefruit and orange peel add a pithy citrus flavor to the brew.  The final pour is clean and effervescent, with impressive clarity.  Hop bitterness and citrus flavor are on the forefront, with a light body, and dry finish.



White Wine Sour Ale

*Gold Medal Winner at the New York State

Craft Beer Competition - Experimental Beer Category*

9.8% ABV - 5 IBU


A pale gold colored, strong sour ale, dosed with white wine grape juice.  "Kettle souring" is a method used by brewers where unfermented beer wort stays in the brew kettle over the course of several days at an elevated temperature while select strains of beneficial bacteria cultures create lactic acid and sour the beer.  The culture we used results in a simple, bright, and refreshingly fruity acidity, the perfect base for the final addition.  Unfermented white wine grape juice is introduced in the late-fermentation stage of the brew, while yeast is still active and looking for additional sugar to eat.  This helps increase the final ABV and body of the beer while retaining a high level of flavor from the grapes.  The final pour off the taps and into your wine glass is cold, crisp, pleasantly sour, slightly dry, but maintains a sweet grape flavor finish.



5.6% ABV - 10 IBU

 A Bavarian-inspired Hefeweissbier, pouring a hazy, pale-gold color thanks to the mix of German barley and wheat malts, with oat malt added to accentuate the creaminess of the mouthfeel.  A light, sweet citrus flavor is present thanks to addition of crushed Coriander seed, pairing well with the aromas imparted onto the brew from it's choice yeast strain that pushes clove, banana, bubblegum, and even trace flavors of vanilla.  Balanced with German noble hops, and well-carbonated for an extra-effervescent pint.  Though the traditional German Hefeweizen is not garnished with a slice of lemon, we've added a slice of lemon to give it a deliciously tart kick! The perfect pint for sipping on a patio during the nice Spring weather!

Black Pearl

Espresso Martini Stout

6.0% ABV - 25 IBU


 A collaboration brew between our brewery and several other local businesses; Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, The Backstage Pub, Centre Street Pub, and Bittersweet Candy Co all came together to create a sweet stout that evoked all the flavors of an Espresso Martini.  A portion of sales on opening night are donated to "Things of my very own", a local charity that helps children fleeing situations of abuse.  The brew itself is a sweet, American style stout that uses several different oat, crystal, caramel, chocolate, and roast malts in addition to Thomas Fawcett "Golden Promise" malt as its base.  The stout would already be a fantastic beer by itself but we went ahead and made several additions of whole coffee beans to the brew from "Chris' Coffee", another local business who we're proud to use for all of our coffee needs here at Stella's.  "Black Pearl" blend espresso beans are our main addition to the brew, and give off notes of cacao, citrus, and wine. (Black Pearl is also the bean we use here in house for our Espresso!)  We backed it up with another addition of "Exclusive" blend beans which bring a sweet, bright, and nutty note to the beer.  A final addition of French Vanilla makes the sweet overtones of the brew truly come forth.  

King's Crown

Golden Ale

5.0% ABV - 15 IBU

A refreshing, crisp, and easy drinking light ale.  American Blonde Ales were born as an alternative to American style lagers, as a way of introducing your typical "mass market" lager drinker into craft beers.  Fans of our other lighter Seven Points beers like the Prima Vista Italian Pilsner will find a welcome home in this brew.  Medium-bodied, moderately sweet, and with a light hop bitterness, this brew pours light-straw colored from the taps, and finishes dry with a slightly fruity note.  Helping the fruit notes along is the sole hop contributor to this brew; Cascade, known for it's citrus, grapefruit, and floral characteristics.  The Blonde Ale takes it's place on our tap list as a sure-to-be summer patio favorite, and as both a perfect alternative for anyone who might find our other offerings too hoppy, and as a "gateway" beer for anyone unaccustomed to drinking craft!

Jalering Peach

Jalapeno Peach Blonde Ale

5.0% ABV - 15 IBU

Part of our "Seven Points Select Series" of limited edition test brews. Our latest concoction sees our Golden Blonde Ale get some fun spicy treatment. A simple mix of 2-Row Barley and White Wheat fermented with a citrus-expressive yeast strain would have been a fine beer on it's own, but we chose to spice things up with additions of jalapeno and peach puree! Pouring a light hazy gold into your pint with a bright white head, the first impression with the aroma is all candied-peach and stone fruits, with a slight hint of bell pepper. The initial sip brings a fresh wave of peach to the front of the palette, followed by a delayed spicy kick from the jalapeno. We didn't want to create heat simply for heat's sake, so the spice is restrained and comes in with a slight delay, lingering only as long as it'll take before you have your next sip.

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