Picture of a Catskills Brewery.Sit back, relax, and enjoy a local pint or spirit with loved ones at a Catskills brewery or distillery near Emerson Resort & Spa. Learn more about the detail and care that goes into creating award-winning beers and liquors. Then enjoy a flight inside or outside on the deck surrounded by good company and beautiful views.  Don’t forget to bring a growler or two back to your spacious accommodations at our Catskills resort.

Quench Your Thirst at a Catskills Brewery or Distillery

You’re sure to love the diverse selection of ales, brews, and spirits available at the best breweries and distilleries in Upstate New York during your stay at Emerson Resort & Spa. There’s nothing quite like winding down with an ice-cold draft or your liquor of choice after a long, exciting day exploring all the things to do in the Catskills. If you find something you love,  ask about bringing a six-pack or two home with you. Be sure to also ask for your new-found favorites at Woodnotes Grille as well. We feature a variety of beers, ciders, and spirits from our neighboring breweries and distilleries.

Woodstock BrewingPicture of a Catskills Brewery.

Relax with a refreshing beer and delicious meal at Woodstock Brewing. Their menu is sensitive to different dietary restrictions, and they serve a vast array of brews, from sours to coffee stouts. While the Woodstock Brewing taproom embodies a welcoming ambiance for guests to sit and chat for hours, you can always purchase a few cans to enjoy at our Upstate New York resort.

Keegan Ales

After taking a leap of faith on an empty building with a defunct brewery stuck in it, Tommy Keegan’s ales have been wildly successful. Stop in for a delicious IPA, ale, or stout—preferably on a day that aligns with a food truck visit. If you’re too busy having fun, but you still want to try a draft, stop in, and purchase a six-pack of the brew that speaks to you. 

Union Grove DistilleryPicture of a Catskills Distillery.

Have a seat at the copper-topped bar and enjoy the award-winning Vly Creek Vodka or try Catskill Mountain Maple Spirit, made using locally produced Tree Juice Maple Syrup. This versatile distillery also features whiskey and gin. Take a tour and get to know owners Brian Mulder and Todd Pascarella, who completed their own renovation work in the tasting room and production area.

West Kill Brewing

Located on a 127-acre dairy farm, West Kill Brewing takes pride in infusing locally-sourced ingredients into the brewing process. You’re sure to love their eclectic collection of foraged funky ales, crisp lagers, and hoppy IPAs. During the warmer months, take a few hours to sip on a cold brew on their outdoor patio and marvel at the Catskills’ mountainous beauty.