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Micro breweries and other artisanal drinks manufacturers are gaining ground in the Catskills. In keeping with the region's countryside heritage and the revival of contemporary agriculture, as well as a burgeoning Slovak and international grocery industry, the artisan drinks industry is a place to savour, enjoy and sniff. Turn it into a weekend: either spend time at one of the many Catskills Resort or book a round of wine-golfing with a trip through the region's breweries, wine and apple-wine.
Handcrafted breweries start in New York State, and new ale, stut and lager are produced as you are reading. At Windham, the Cave Mountain Brewery Company sells outdoor beers, such as oat flakes and bilberry durum bran. Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens near Athens has 10 artisanal breweries, New York State wine and a great bar meal to combine your favourite drinks.
At Saugerties, 45 minutes by car from Windham, the Dutch brewery has 15 artisanal draught beer and more on the can. Catskills are gradually becoming one of the artisanal East Coast brewhouses, thanks to a mixture of major shows such as the yearly New York New York New York City' Festival of Crafts Beer and Food and a series of new artisanal beer companies opening their gates for tasting and training.
It' s simple to create your own drinks path during a trip, as there are many artisanal beer producers in the area, as well as the presence of local beer on the menu of many Catskills caterers. Visiting the environmentally responsible Catskill Brewery outside of Roscoe, visiting the relatively new Honey Hollow Brewing Company in Earlton and tasting the various Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company in Catskill.
The Catskills offers a wide range of local cider and spirit for those who want something different. Visit Long Eddy and try the Catskills Provisions' Honey Rye Whiskey or the Catskill Distilling Company in Bethel to channelize your inner hippy while sip some Peace Vodka and have a snack in the Dancing Cat Saloon.
Apple Vine Beverages will enjoy the taste of Delhi's Wayside Café, apple vine from venison and Erbstück malts and apple vine from Awestruck Café from Walton, which combines 100% freshly squeezed New York State malts with flavours like raspberry, thyme, ginger vinegar and cibiscus. The Catskills vineyards may come as a real treat if you're a connoisseur of the world.
Windham Wineyard and Winery in Windham and taste the diversity of wine produced on their mountain peaks, such as Riesling, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, or go to the Eminence Farm Road Farm Winery on the west side of the Catskills for dried viniferan barrels. Catskills' luxuriant terroirs are perfect for making delicious wine, crunchy cider and botanical sensations.
The Bethel-based Distilling Company operates a pub and distillery with its own unmistakable artisanal spirit distillery. Visit more than 205 catskills vineyards and ciders, from Adair Vineyards in New Paltz to Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery in Gardiner, and taste fresh drinks made with fresh produce directly from the region's brooks, woods and hills.
Subjectively, we know, but a trip to Byebrook Farm in Bloomville or Betty Acres Farm in Delhi will be enough to proselytize even the fattest unbelievers. Only 15 min from Delhi, this artisan drinks company makes small apple must with handpicked Hudson Valley ciders.