While in the Albany area for a work trip, we decided to grab a post-work meal at BJ's Restaurant and brewery . It's not the kind of place that I would chose, but I went along with the pack and I was pleasantly surprised. The beer there was pretty good, and we learned that they brew their own beer and have for around 20 years. They also had an extensive menu that made it easy to pick something out that I would enjoy. Although it was pretty pricey, I ended up with a caesar salad and the group shared a flight of beer that were all pretty good. I found out that this is a chain restaurant, so if there is one near you, I suggest you go ahead and treat yourself to a great meal.