2020 VCS CRAFT BREWERY TOURS
There were just 83 active breweries in 1983, less than 50 the following year. . . however, that year the Boston Beer Company was founded, joining both Anchor and Sierra Nevada in leading the comeback of the American beer industry. Things have changed, especially in upstate New York.
Today almost 100 craft breweries can be found within 75 miles of Vintage Camper Share's two locations here in the southern Adirondacks and the Capital District of upstate New York! For those of you with a passion for breweries, wineries, distilleries or cideries, we have created a custom google map that locates the breweries (etc.) as well as the 150 or more campgrounds to which we deliver vintage campers. It also includes the counties (19) in which these are found, your campgrounds, upcoming event and festivals, and even a custom tour created with a starting point at a campground (Birch Haven Campground, located on Great Sacandaga Lake)...
Read more about creating custom tours...
and email us if you would like to have us mail you a .kml file which you can import into the GOOGLE EARTH app you can download on your smartphone.
This makes this information easily accessible!
*To access the Google map's legend, click on small icon, top left corner
"Druthers doesn't just sell beer; we encourage good-humored, freethinkers who would rather do it their own way to shake free, go for the gusto, and live the lives they have always wanted. Our beer is brewed as a tribute to those who put their life, work, and convictions to the test!"
The naming of this year's tour...
My partner, Craig (photo shy: you will see alot of pics of his hands. Usually with a lager or two nearby) headed from our home base in Schenectady. Along the way, we passed a local street called Queen Philomena Blvd.
This year's tour is named after her. Philomena, that is. We did a google search along the way to the brewery. Never did find out much about her, but more about SAINT Philomena, and the history of indulgences. She is the patron saint of infants and children. Also read about the Catholic history of indulgences...
and when our appetizer was delivered, the name of the 2020 Craft Brewery tour was obvious...
Craig chose the
DRUTHERS 80 SHILLING ALE -
This copper-colored beer has a caramel, toasty and slightly fruity aroma. The flavor is malty up front, in the middle and through the finish, with caramel notes dominant. Being a great example of its style, it won a silver award at the 2016 World Beer Cup in the Scottish-style ales category!
He was pleased.
|Cheese Curds, French Fries, Sausage and Gravy.|
my first POUTINE!
I am Canadian.
However, I have never ever had poutine. What's with that!
And there it was, sitting on the menu.
I was NOT disappointed!
To view the Druther's menu...
To find out more about the beers and ale, click here...
|Order a growler for back at the campfire...|
Grab a growler to take back to the campfire, should you be camping nearby. Remember, do all things in moderation, especially on the "Indulge 2020" tour on which you have embarked.
There are several state and private campgrounds within a half hour or less of Druthers. You will find them on the Google map above by clicking on the icon at the top left, and enlarging the map by clicking on it, or moving it with two fingers if viewing it on your smartphone.
|Campground directly on the Mohawk|
Arrowhead Marina and RV Park
They are located directly on the Mohawk River (Erie Canal) in the Town of Glenville, less than 10 minutes from downtown Schenectady. Best feature? The park is situated directly on the Mohawk River, so bring your camera, fishing rod, skivvies, and enjoy the view. There is a great little movie theater in the town of Scotia, within 5 minutes of the marina.
|Got kids? They will love this place!|
Adventure Bound Camping Resort at Deer Run
Nestled in the hills of Rensselaer County overlooking the Hoosick River, and surrounded by hundreds of peaceful wooded acres, Adventure Bound Camping Resort - Deer Run Camping and RV Resort offers first class service, fine facilities and fun. Fishing pond for the kids, and loads of activities. Sites are close together, however. The park has mostly seasonal guests, so book early.