As the artisanal beverage boom sweeps across America, many communities take advantage of the rise of libation connoisseurs. By facilitating this burgeoning hobby with activities and events featuring daily tastings and tours that give patrons an up-close and personal glimpse into the processes and customs associated with enjoying adult beverages, cities and towns provide opportunities for visitors to sample a taste of the local fare. From bubbling ales to iconic spirits like bourbon and vodka, and an assortment of wines, our artisan beverage trail offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a notable section of our culture on your Catskills getaway.
Artisan Beverages: Breweries, Distillers, and Wineries, Oh My!
The Sullivan Catskills Artisan Beverage Trail has something for everyone. The local breweries, cider houses, distilleries, and wineries offer a dynamic array of libations that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Before indulging, we implore you to drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver to ensure a safe Catskills getaway for you and your party. While there are 13 total establishments on the tour, we narrowed down the options for our list. The complete guide can be found here.
Roscoe NY Beer Company offers a classic selection of IPAs, ales, and stouts in a rustic setting that showcases their appreciation for the great outdoors. Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor utilizes state-of-the-art sustainable technology to significantly reduce their carbon footprint to make a diverse collection of ales and lagers. Finally, Callicoon Brewing Company, located in a repurposed fire station that overlooks the Delaware River, offers Belgian-style wheat beers, crisp light ales, and eclectic porters.
The Catskill Distilling Company presents a unique setting that is a quintessential farm to table operation and offers tastings, tours, and private events within yards of the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival Site. Prohibition Distillery is another establishment that has repurposed a firehouse to serve as a venue for guests to enjoy vodka, gin, whiskey, and bourbon cream. There is also a tasting room and an adjacent bar featuring appetizers and seasonal cocktails.
Bashakill Vineyards and Winery is Sullivan County’s first licensed farm winery that focuses on small-batch Germanic white and oak-aged reds. Aaron Burr Cider is located on a small farmstead established in the early 19th century that uses homegrown and locally sourced apples. Eminence Road Farm Winery specializes in dry table wine using vinifera grapes derived from sustainably harvested vineyards and is open for tastings by appointment.
Artisan Beverages & Catskills Resorts
Villa Roma Resort, ideally located within the Catskills Mountains, provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable retreat. Whether you seek a romantic escape with your loved one or a raucous weekend with your old college buddies, Villa Roma’s winning combination of luxury and comfort awaits. For more help planning your Catskills vacation, please contact us online or call 800-533-6767.