Craft beer, wine, and ciders runs deep through the veins of the Capital-Saratoga Region. As area rich with agriculture history and plentiful craft beverage-producing crops, some of the best farm-to-growler breweries, cideries and distilleries call the region “home.” From farmhouse ales to stellar stouts, you’ll find a drink for any palate preference. So, if you’re a craft beverage aficionado, we’ve got a list of the top spots you need to visit as you travel through the Capital-Saratoga Region!
Rogers Cideryard – 260 County Highway 131. Johnstown, New York
Rogers’ Cideryard is a cider pub specializing in hard ciders crafted from our orchard meadow. Their taproom serves food, beer, cider, and cocktails.
Stump City Brewery – 521 West Fulton St Ext, Gloversville, NY
Stump City Brewery has a passion for local products. Beverages are made with New York State grain and hops.
Nine Pin Cider – 929 Broadway, Albany, NY
Crafts award-winning farm-to-glass cider from fresh pressed apples sourced entirely from the Capital Region. Nine Pin, which derives its name from the Dutch form of bowling that Rip Van Winkle was said to play while drinking hard cider, leading to his legendary slumber. While many ciders you taste are artificially sweetened, Nine Pin is set apart by their off-dry products. All of the apples are from Capital Region and Hudson Valley orchards to create entirely local product. Their list of cider is constantly growing, so stop in, get a sampler, and taste to your hearts content. Tasting room, tours, bottles and growlers available.
C.H. Evans at Albany Pump Station – 19 Quackenbush Sq. Albany, NY
The Evans Family has brewing roots that trail from Hudson, NY in 1786. The award-winning ales of the past were extremely well known in the Northeast and were even exported to England and France. Today, The Evans Family operates the C.H. Evans Brewing Company within the Albany Pump Station in historic Quackenbush Square. After 225 years of brewing, you better believe that the suds available are award winning and, perhaps more importantly, delicious.
Artisanal Brew Works – 41 Geyser Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY
Artisanal Brew Works creates high quality craft style beer that appeals to consumers who are looking for local, fresh, handcrafted beers. Their mission is to create craft fresh artisanal ales that appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Artisanal makes world-class beer in upstate New York with local ingredients.
Common Roots Brewing Company – 58 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls, NY
The beers at Common Roots Brewing Company intermix old world traditions with new world inspirations. Since opening their taproom doors for the first time in December 2014, they have continued to produce a variety beers that we hope all types palates can relate to and enjoy.
Schmaltz Brewing – 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY
Sit back & relax in the tasting room while enjoying the freshest Shmaltz Beers, a 50-barrel brewhouse. The large, open space features hardwood floors, rustic high top tables with reclaimed barn wood tabletops and whiskey barrel base, soft leather sofas, and picnic tables.
Olde Saratoga Brewing Company – 13 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Brewing Company has been producing the highest quality, fresh, traditional, all malt craft-brewed lager and ales since 1997. Their Tap Room & Company Store is open to the public – with 21 beers on tap, it’s like a brewfest every day!
Brown’s Brewing Company – Two locations!
50 Factory Hill Rd, Hoosick Falls, NY
The Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery is housed perfectly in a 19th century mill nestled along the Walloomsac River in the hamlet of North Hoosick, NY. The taproom features a gorgeous 50 foot reclaimed wood bar, river views, custom made wood fire grill, and full food menu celebrating as many local producers as possible.
417 River St, Troy, NY
A renovated 150 year old warehouse on the Hudson River houses Brown’s Troy taproom and 15 barrel brewhouse. The extensive award-winning menu combined with a dozen of Brown’s own beers on tap, makes the Troy Taproom a favorite with locals and visitors.
S & S Farm Brewery – 174 Middle Road, Nassau, NY
S&S Brewery is located on a small family farm that has been owned and operated by the Sanford family since the 1800s. As part of the farm-to-table movement, S&S Brewery offers a beer that is taste specific to the region. By using New York State products, S&S is brewing beer that cannot be replicated in other regions.