Are you looking to enjoy unique, locally crafted beverages close to your luxury apartment at Rivers Ledge? From breweries to wineries and distilleries, there are plenty of places within easy driving distance of our waterfront apartment community where you can try something new and delicious. Plan a visit to these fantastic craft beverage spots near Niskayuna, NY!
Taste the Difference at the Region’s Craft Breweries
Pale ales, stouts, sours, and more are all on tap at local craft breweries in the Capital Region. Check out some of the best places for your favorite type of beer in Schenectady, Colonie, and other nearby communities.
Druthers Brewing Company
With locations in Saratoga Springs, Albany, Schenectady, and Clifton Park, Druthers Brewing Company is never too far away when you’re in the mood for great beer and comfort food. They have an excellent selection of signature year-round brews, such as the All-In IPA and Golden Rule Pilsner, as well as seasonal beers and new releases. Druthers is also renowned for their seasonal food menu, which is updated four times a year, so you can always look forward to a mix of new dishes and old favorites.
Great Flats Brewing
Founded in early 2017, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady is a New York State farm brewery that focuses on using quality ingredients to create exceptional flavors. Although their specialty is American style lagers and ales, they’ve also had wheat beers, sours, stouts, and more on the menu. Note that while the taproom doesn’t serve food, Great Flats does host food trucks and carts, and chips and pretzels are always available to snack on.
Frog Alley Brewing
For award-winning beer crafted by expert brewers, you’ll want to stop by Frog Alley Brewing in the heart of Schenectady. Their list of flagship brews includes Charley Brown (brown ale), Cherry “Hweat” (wheat beer), Mohop #5 (New England IPA), and many others that are regularly on tap. They have both a seasonal, pet-friendly patio, and a taproom.
SingleCut North and Side Stage Tap Room
Hang out and sip craft beer with friends at the SingleCut North and Side Stage Tap Room in Clifton Park, which is operated by SingleCut Beersmiths. Their brewery features a unique selection of beers, such as the refreshingly tart Kim Hibiscus Sour and the bright and juicy 18-Watt IPA, which are both available year round. You’ll also find rotating and seasonal beers on the menu, and once you pick out a favorite, be sure to buy some cans to bring back to your apartment.
Enjoy New Flavors at Nearby Wineries
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just like to drink a glass of red or white every now and then, it’s always fun to taste new wines. See what’s featured at wineries near Niskayuna and go out for a tasting session!
Altamont Vineyard and Winery
Altamont Vineyard and Winery is a hidden gem in Altamont that offers all kinds of flavorful wines, from medium-bodied white wine to semi-sweet red wine. Their tasting room is well worth a visit, as you can order wine samples, specialty craft cocktails, charcuterie boards, local beer and cider, wood-fired pizza, and more.
Galway Rock Vineyard & Winery
Located in Ballston Lake, Galway Rock Vineyard & Winery is a family-owned “garage winery” that has a wine tasting room and an outdoor patio where you can sit back, relax, and check out the beautiful surroundings with a glass of wine. Galway Rock specializes in low alcohol, low sugar, unfiltered wines, so you can feel good while drinking it and the next day too. Wine tastings can be booked on their website, as well as special winery tours.
Clover Pond Vineyard
Open year round, Clover Pond Vineyard in Altamont is a farm winery, tasting room, and vineyard that welcomes all wine lovers. Clover Pond is a New York State certified sustainable vineyard that grows its own grapes on site and bottles the wine. If you’d like to sample their award-winning wines, then plan a trip soon – walk-ins are welcome.
Discover Spectacular Spirits for Sipping & Mixing
If you’re interested in trying some scratch-made spirits, then you’re in luck! There are several great distilleries located just a short drive from Rivers Ledge Apartments.
The Schenectady Distilling Co./36 Locks Tasting Room
The Schenectady Distilling Co. is a New York farm distillery that uses regional grain, grapes, apples, and hops to create their selection of spirits, wines, cider, and craft beer. Some of their most notable products include the Gateway American Whiskey, the Tow Rope Gin, and the Black Rock Bourbon Whiskey. Visit their 36 Locks Tasting Room to purchase samples, order a creative cocktail, or even take a tour.
Take a trip into southern Saratoga County and check out all the great spirits being created at Yankee Distillers in Clifton Park. This distillery uses 100% unmalted New York State grain for their products, which are made in small batches to ensure the highest quality and taste. Their tasting room is open to visitors who would like to sample their products or enjoy a Manhattan, a Cucumber Vodka Lemonade, or another delicious cocktail.
Murray’s Fools Distilling Company
After originally opening in Altona in 2015, Murray’s Fools Distilling Company now operates a second location in Glenville where craft beverage fans can try their exceptional Snowshoe Vodka, Osprey Aquavit, and other spirits. Head over for a tasting and to see which cocktail specials are currently available.
Learn More About Living at Rivers Ledge
As you can see, one of the advantages of living at Rivers Ledge’s luxury waterfront apartment community is the close proximity to many craft beverage hotspots. If you want to learn more about living here, then browse our floor plans or contact us to schedule a tour!