The Catskills are not just for nature enthusiasts, but for those on a quest for artisanal libations. Craft beverage producers throughout the Catskills promise a spirited journey of discovery, delight, and delectable drinks.
Craft brewers and artisanal producers are inspired by the region’s pristine waters and fertile land and have delved deep into the world of brewing, distilling, and fermenting.
Start your journey with a visit to the Do Good Spirits, 10 Union Street, Roscoe, offering Bootlegger brand small batch bourbon from a mash of New York corn, rye, and malted barley, distilled using time-honored methods in traditional pot stills. The bourbon is stored in white oak barrels to patiently await harvesting. The whiskey is not chill-filtered and delivers a rich mouthfeel and lasting, complex tasting bourbon with every sip. Do Good Spirits, garage bar and eats and tasting room are located in a 1929 former firehouse and barrel house. Sullivan County.
Union Grove Distillery is a farm licensed craft distillery located at 43311 State Highway 28, Arkville. They offer Drie Brook Rye Whiskey, made from a mashbill of 75% rye and 25% malted barley. They offer an expanded spirit line of award-winning Vly Creek vodka, Catskill Mountain Maple Spirit, and FirGin. Flavors of the Catskills are found in every bottle. Delaware County.
uniongrovedistillery.com or 607-287-0208.
Awestruck Cider, with its flagshsip taproom located at 8 Winkler Road, Sidney, is the model for cider done right. They are fanatical about crafting transcendent, awe-inspiring cider and are devoted to creating complex, delicious hard ciders by blending fresh-pressed New York state apples with natural herbs, spices and ingenuity. Offering a variety of cider pairing, flights and non-alcoholic beverages along with an appetizer and entree menu. It’s sister location, Awestruck Mill, 34 Howell Street, Walton, is open Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m., with food truck fare. Delaware County.
Wayside Cider, located at 55 Redden Lane, Andes, has found its home in two lovingly restored barns, tucked behind Main Street. You cannot only drink and take away bottles (or cases) of our cider, but, stay awhile and eat some farm to table food. Wayside carries a range of micro/farm/biodynamic beer, spirits, and wines from around New York state. Delaware County.
Strickland Hollow Distillery Tasting Room and Bottle Shop, 70 Main Street, Delhi, showcases the best spirits, ciders, beers and wines made throughout New York where you can taste everything they make at their distillery. Strickland Hollow offers spirits, wine, beer, cider and cooking classes, among other offerings.
A craft beverage trail is not complete without beer. The Catskill Brewery, 672 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, offers just that with its selection of craft beers, each uniquely echoing the flavors of the region. Brewed with sustainable practices, every sip seems to contain the essence of the surrounding landscapes. The Catskill Brewery is a 7,050 square foot facility that houses two beverage businesses – a state-of-the-art brewery, and an importer of organic fruit nectars from around the world. The 5,000 square foot brewery is a single-story steel structure with a central clerestory that brings in daylight throughout, and a dedicated grain milling room with dust capture filtration to ensure good air quality in the work environment. Food is also available in their tap room and beer garden. Known for their core beer line Devil’s Path, Ball Lightning and Nightshine, The Catskill Brewery offers a wide selection of beer with options for every palate. Sullivan County.
Muddy River Farm Brewery with locations at 15544 County Highway 23, Unadilla and 107 Winney Hill Road, Oneonta, offers farm-fresh craft beers brewed at the headwaters of the Susquehanna River with unique taproom experiences. Whether you want to chillax on the grass at their Unadilla taproom or hobnob with your pals at our new state-of-the-art brewery in Oneonta, Muddy River is a great place for friends and family to gather for all life’s occasions. Delaware and Otsego Counties.
Catskill crated beverages offer a journey like no other. Amidst the stunning vistas, every crafted drink tells a story of passion, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to quality. As you sip your way through the region, you’re not just tasting beverages; you’re imbibing the very spirit of the Catskills.