Casks, Kegs, & Distilleries

 

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:

Pine Plains   $50

The Pine Plains is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Pines Plains will visit the Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, Victory View Vineyards in Schaghticoke and Amorici Vineyard in Valley Falls. 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 our Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Countryside will visit Altamont Vineyard in Altamont, Hummingbird Hills Winery in Fultonville and Capoccia Vineyard in Schenectady. 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 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      $50

The Weeping Winds is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Weeping Winds will visit Saratoga Winery in Saratoga, Ledge Rock Hill Winery in Corinth, Swedish Hill in Saratoga and High Rock Distillery also in Ballston Spa.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Nor'easter      $50

The Nor’easter is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Nor’easter will visit Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton, Amorici Vineyard in Valley Falls, Victory View Vineyard in Schagticoke 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 Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Gateway will visit Cooper’s Cave Brewing Co. in Glens Falls, Common Roots Brewing also in Glens Falls and Adirondack Brewery in Lake George.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Trailblaiser      $50

The Trailblaiser is a 5 hour brewery/distillery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point.


The Trailblaiser will visit Artisanal Brew Works in Saratoga, Rare Form in Troy, The Beer Diviner and Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park.
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 Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Great Valley Tour will visit Argyle Brewing in Greenwich, RS Taylor and Sons Brewery in Salem and Artisanal Brew Works.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

The Roundabout      $50

The Roundabout Tour is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Roundabout will visit Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery in Altamont, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady and Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenville. 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 Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Hogchoker will visit CH Evans Brewing in Albany, 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 Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Aurora Borealis will visit The Thirsty Owl 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.

 

Battlefield     $50 

The Battlefield is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Battlefield will visit The Beer Diviner in Troy,, Argyle Brewing in Greenwich and Olde Saratoga in Saratoga.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Glacier Valley      $50

The Glacier Valley is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon.
The Glacier Valley will visit Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton, Amorici Vineyard in Valley Falls, High Rock Distillery in Ballston Spa and Swedish Hill in Saratoga.
Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

 

Great Balls O' Fire    $55

The Great Balls O’ Fire tour is a 6 hour distillery/brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point.
The Great Balls O’ Fire will visit Springbrook Hollow Distilling in Queensbury, Lake George Distilling in Fort Ann, Upstate Distilling in Saratoga, 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 Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Pathfinder tour will visit Argyle Brewing in Greenwich, RS Taylor and Sons in Salem and Cooper's Cave Brewing Company in Glens Falls. Time permitting we will stop at Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park. 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 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 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.

Hops of Fame     $70

The Hops of Fame is an estimated 7 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park 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.

 

 

Departing from and returning to the Northway Exit 8 Park and Ride located at Crescent Rd and I-87, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Just west of Exit 8 of the Northway.


To enter the park and ride, turn at the traffic light located at the Plaza 8 entrance, continue straight past the CVS on your right. At the end of the road turn left and follow road into the park and ride lot.

 

 

 

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.

 

Destinations:

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

 

Kegs

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

 

Distilleries

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

 

 

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