Casks, Kegs, Distilleries, Cideries, Fermented & Meaderies

 

About Our Tours:

 

Come find the hidden gems of wineries, breweries and distilleries in the beautiful farmland and foothills of our area as well as those fine wine, beer and spirits producers that can be found in our more urban areas. All of them unique in taste and style.

 

Our tours visit all the area wineries, breweries and distilleries from the Lake George region to the north and Greene County to the south. We travel to the west to the Schenectady and Saratoga County lines and to the Hoosick Valley in the east.

 

Our scheduled tours are to be one of the following tour types; winery/vineyard, brewery or distillery. We do not combine beverage types on a scheduled tour, on a chartered tour the customer can select any destination they would like to visit.

 

We plan our scheduled tours to allow for ample time to do a tasting or sampling without the feeling of being rushed. We give our customers enough spacing between each stop on the tour to allow time for the palate to cleanse maximizing the tasting experience.

 

Many of the breweries and a few of the winery/vineyards offer food for purchase.

We do supply water, crackers and pretzels for you to enjoy during your travel.

 

A tasting consists of approximately one glass of wine or one pint of beer, therefore to enhance your tasting experience we do not allow drinking of alcoholic beverages in our van.  That and it’s spelled out in our insurance policy as a not being allowed in our van.

 

For the traveling pleasure of all our guests, smoking is not allowed in our van.

For our scheduled tours please visit our tour page.

 

For information on charters please contact us through casksandkegstours@gmail.com or call us at (518) 339-8190 or (518) 603-0549.

 

Our mission is to give our guests the most enjoyable and safest tour possible, in the event of inclement weather and unsafe road conditions we reserve the right to cancel tours with a full refund returned to our guest. In the event that the cancellation is a charter we will offer a full refund or our guest may reschedule the charter to an agreeable date in the future.

 

Tour Descriptions:

 

 

Passport East Tour   $55

The Passport East Tour is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at 2 PM and  includes visits to the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, The Beer Diviner, Chatham Brewing and S & S Farm Brewing. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 8 PM.

Passport South Tour   $55

The Passport South Tour is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) starting point at  2 PM and visiting the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, Crossroads Brewing in Catskill, Rip Van Winkle Brewing also in Catskill, Hudson Brewing in Hudson and S&S Farm Brewery in Nassau. Our estimated time of return to Quackenbush Square is 8 PM.

Passport City Tour   $50

The Passport City Tour is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon and includes the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, CH Evans Brewing in Albany, Royal Meadery in Delmar and Mad Jack Brewing in Schenectady. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Passport Metro Tour   $50

The Passport Metro Tour is an estimated 5 hour distillery/cidery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon and includes  the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, Nine Pin Cider Works, Albany Distilling Company Bar and Bottle Shop and Indian Ladder Farm Cidery and Brewery.Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

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Clear Mountain   $55

The Clear Mountain is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Clear Mountain tour will visit Royal Meadery in Delmar, Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery in Altamont. Helderberg Brewery in Rensselaerville and Helderberg Mountain Brewery in Berne.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Horseman's Hollow    $55

The Horseman's Hollow tour is a 6 hour cidery/distillery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point.
The Horseman's Hollow tour will visit Harvest Spirits Distillery in Valatie, Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage in Claverack, Little Apple Cidery in Hillsdale and The Green House Cidery in Chatham.

Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

 

Whistle Stop   $50

The Whistle Stop is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Whistle Stop will visit C.H. Evans Brewing in Albany, Fort Orange Brewing also in Albany, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady and Druther's Brewing Company at the Harborside in Schenectady.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Apples to Apples   $50

The Apples to Apples tour is an estimated 5 hour cidery/winery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Apples to Apples tour will visit Nine Pin Cider Works in Albany, Joe Daddy's Hard Cider in Castleton and Meadowdale Winery in Altamont. Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 5 PM.

 

 

King's Highway   $50

The King's Highway tour is an estimated 5 hour distillery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon. The King's Highway tour will visit the Schenectady Distilling Co. in Schenectady, the Albany Distilly Bar and Bottle Shop in Albany and Oligan Distilling in Latham. Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 5 PM.

Still Krazy   $50

Still Krazy is an estimated 5 hour distillery/cidery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon. Still Krazy will visit Nine Pin Cider Works and the Albany Distilling Bar and Bottle Shop in Albany, the Schenectady Distilling Co./36 Locks in Glenville and Oligan Distliiling in Latham.. Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 5 PM.

Sunsetter   $55

Sunsetter is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon. Sunsetter will visit Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery in Altamont, Helderberg Mountain Brewing in Berne, Green Wolf Brewing in Schoharie and Serious Brewing in Howes Cave.Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 6 PM.

Revolution Road   $50

Revolution Road is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from ourQuackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon. Revolution Road will visit the Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, Victory View Vineyards in Schaghticoke, Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton and the Hudson-Chatham tasting Room in Troy. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Pine Plains   $50

The Pine Plains is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from ourQuackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon. The Pines Plains will visit the Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton, Victory View Vineyards in Schaghticoke and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Countryside  $50

The Countryside is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from ourCrescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park  starting point at noon.
The Countryside will visit Meadowdale Winery in Altamont, Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake, & Hummingbird Hills Winery.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Snow Day      $50

The Snow Day tour is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park   starting point at noon. The Snow Day tour will visit various wineries in the Schaghticoke, Saratoga Springs and Galway region. Our estimated return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Weeping Winds      $55

The Weeping Winds is an estimated 6 hour winery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon.
The Weeping Winds will visit the Adirondack Winery in Lake George, Ledge Rock Hill Winery in Corinth, Oliva Vineyards, and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

 

Nor'easter      $50

The Nor’easter is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from ourCrescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park  starting point at noon.
The Nor’easter will visit Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton, Victory View Vineyard in Schagticoke Brookview Station Winery in Castleton and Hudson-Chatham winery Tasting Room in Troy.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Gateway    $55

The Gateway is a 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon.

The Gateway will visit Racing City Brewing, Northway Brewing in Queensbury, Common Roots in South Glens Falls and Artisanal Brew Works in Saratoga Springs. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

 

Trailblaiser      $50

The Trailblaiser is a 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Trailblaiser will visit  Fort Orange Brewing in Albany, Druther's Brewing Co. in Albany and Royal Meadery/The Real McCoy Beer Co. in Delmar. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Great Valley       $50

The Great Valley Tour is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon.
The Great Valley Tour will visit Artisanal Brew Works in Saratoga, RS Taylor and Sons Brewing Tap Room in Saratoga, Unified Beer Works in Malta and Hank Hudson Brewing in Mechanicville.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Hogchoker      $50

The Hogchoker is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon.
The Hogchoker will visit Emporium Farm Brewery in North Greenbush, Chatham Brewing in Chatham and Rare Form Brewing in Troy.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Aurora Borealis      $50

The Aurora Borealis is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon.
The Aurora Borealis will visit The Thirsty Owl tasting room in Saratoga, the Adirondack Winery in Lake George and the Saratoga Winery back in Saratoga.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

The Roundabout      $55

The Roundabout Tour is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon. The Roundabout will visit Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady, Back Barn Brewing Co. in Delanson, Helderberg Meadworks in Esperance and Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenville. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

 

Switchback     $50

The Switchback is an estimated 5 hour brewery/meadery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Switchback will visit Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery in Altamont, Helderberg Meadworks in Delanson and Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Circle Back      $50

The Circle Back is a 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Circle Back will visit The Real McCoy Beer Co. in Delmar, Back Barn Brewing Co. in Delanson, and Mad Jack Brewing in Schenectady. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

The Carriage Ride     $55 

The Carriage Ride is an estimated 6 hour winery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park  starting point at noon. The Carriage Ride tour will visit the Hudson-Chatham Tasting Room in Troy, Altamont Vineyard and Winery in Altamont, Hummingbird Hills Winery in Fultonville and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Battlefield     $55 

The Battlefield is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Battlefield will visit the Emporium Farm Brewery in East Greenbush, the Beer Diviner in Cheery Plain, Brown's Brewing in Walloomsac, and Hank Hudson Brewing in Mechanicville. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Great Balls O' Fire    $55

The Great Balls O’ Fire tour is a 6 hour distillery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point.
The Great Balls O’ Fire will visit Springbrook Hollow Distilling in Queensbury, Lake George Distilling in Lake George, High Peaks Distilling also in Lake George and Yankee Distillers in Clifton Park.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

 

Pathfinder    $55

The Pathfinder is a 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Pathfinder tour will visit Unified Beer Works in Malta, Common Roots Brewing Company in Glens Falls, RS Taylor and Sons in Salem and Argyle Brewing in Greenwich, Our estimated return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Ditch Run      $55

The Ditch Run is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Ditch Run will visit Brown’s Brewing and Rare Form in Troy, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady. and Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenville.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Great Lakes       $55

The Great Lakes is an estimated 6 hour winery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Great Lakes will visit the Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, the Adirondack Winery in Lake George, Ledge Rock Hill Winery in Corinth, and the Saratoga Winery in Saratoga.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

 

Valley Venture       $50

The Valley Venture is an estimated 5 hour vineyard/winery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station), in Albany starting point at noon. The Valley Venture will visit  Meadowdale Winery in Altamont, Hummingbird Hills Winery in Fultonville and Altamont Vineyard in Altamont. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Hops of Fame     $70

The Hops of Fame is an estimated 7 hour brewery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at 10 AM.
The Hops of Fame will be visiting Brewery Ommegang, Council Rock Brewery in Cooperstown, and Cooperstown Brewing or Dobler Brewery. (January-March Cooperstown Brewery is closed)
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Please click here for Brewery Ommegang tour policy.

 

 

For directions on our Pickup Locations, please click here

 

Refunds can be made up to 72 hours before the tour depart time.

 

 

 

Rates:

5 hour charter- $425 tax included

6 hour charter- $465 tax included

Every additional hour $60 tax included

 

5 hour "join in" tour rates- $46.3 + 3.70 tax =$50

6 hour "join in" tour rates- $50.92 + $4.08 tax = $55 pp

 

All rates based upon from time of pickup at your location or the designated "join in" location with drop off at same location. Additional charges for any pickup outside the Greater Capital District and the City of Saratoga. Gratuity & tasting fees not included with tour rates. Food is available at many of our destinations but is not included with the tour rates.

 

All Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate on a tour.

 

Destinations:

Winery tours can be customized with countless options featuring these great wineries

 

Meadowvale
Olivia Vineyards
Stable Gate

Kegs

Brewery tours can be customized with countless options featuring these great beer makers:

 

Back Barn
Beer Diviner
Fort Orange
Green Wolf
Hank Hudson
Hudson Brewing Co.
Helderberg Brewery
Mean Max
Northway Brewing
RS Taylor
Racing City
Rip Van Winkle

Distilleries

Distillery tours can be customized with great options featuring these great distillers:

 

Harvest Spirits Logo
High Peaks Logo
Olde York Farm
Oligans Logo

Cideries

Cidery tours can be customized with great options featuring these great distillers:

 

The Berry Farm
Little Apple Cidery

Fermented Beverages

Our tours can be customized with great options including:

 

 

 

Meaderies

Our tours can be customized with great options including:

 

 

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