What to Expect Along the Catskills Beverage Trail
Bring your love of craft beer and delicious vino to the Great Northern Catskills and drink your way along the region's new Catskills Beverage Trail featuring five unique beer and cider stops in the heart of New York State.
Each stop on the beverage trail offers a new opportunity to explore the creations of master and novice brewers, as well as sip wines made with grapes grown right in New York State. We've put together a list of highlights for each stop – the must dos, to help you tap into the Catskills craft beverage scene. See what we did there?
Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens offers menu specials that pair perfectly with what's on the rotating tap. Built in the former Brookes Opera House, the brewing company specializes in casual, friendly pub fare. Don't miss their Brady's Bay Cream Ale, made with German Pilsner Malt, German Caramel Pils, and Honey Malt for a balanced brew with just a hint of sweetness, or the Black Rock Stout, which won a World Beer Cup gold medal in 2014.
Subversive Malting & Brewing is an authentic farmhouse brewery crafting beers at the foot of the Catskill Mountains, Subversive sources all its ingredients locally, brews exclusively with its own floor-malted grains, and draws inspiration from the seasonal bounty that grows in the surrounding Hudson Valley. The kitchen offers Subversive's famous smash burgers as well as sandwiches, mac & cheese, salads, and a kid's menu. Enjoy live music performances under the beer garden tent.
Hunter Mountain Brewery Kitchen & Craft Beer, is located just miles from the highest peak in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County and offers over 15 brews on tap, including our Ales, IPAs, Porters, Stouts, and Lagers. Take a growler or cans to go, and enjoy their brews at home or hotel. Their pub-style food includes Indian, gluten-free, and vegan/veterinarian options. Come see what simplicity tastes like.
Old Factory Brewing Company is located in a renovated bottling plant in the valley region of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. This gastropub provides a relaxing space for people to gather and enjoy great craft beverages—17 beers on tap available in sampler flights, by the pint, and by the pitcher. Enjoy a family-friendly menu, including traditional wings, homemade mac and cheese, burgers, and a kid's menu. Growlers can also be purchased to go.
The Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company sprung out of Angela's Italian Bistro in Catskill, under the direction of award-winning Brewmaster Nat Collins, successfully marrying two of our favorite things: beer and pizza. All beers on tap pay homage to the Catskills history, including the Mountain House Light, a German-style golden lager dedicated to the Catskill Mountain House, the region's first luxury hotel.