Visit Upstate NY this Fall for the Flannel Fall Crawl

Once the last apples fall and jack-o-lanterns start to disappear from front porches, Washington County craft beverage producers don their flannels and welcome locals and visitors alike for a multi-week celebration of the harvest, the Flannel Fall Crawl!

With more than a dozen craft beverage producers, Washington County is a bustling agricultural community, producing everything from hops and world-class wine grapes from Victory View Vineyard, South Dominion Vineyard, and Northern Cross Vineyard. Don’t forget your favorite dairy products and sweet corn. Not only will you have the opportunity to taste some incredible, seasonal brews while enjoying the changing seasons, but your visit will count toward the Flannel Fall Crawl challenge!

While you’re visiting, don’t miss these other uniquely Washington County businesses.

Heading over from Vermont? Don’t miss Slate Town Brewing Company in Granville! While in town, stop into the Gold Trout for unique gifts, home goods, and more from other small businesses. Then head down to Thistle Downs Farm, open through Halloween, for some fall fun for the whole family!

Love antiques? The Olde 1840 is another great stop on your way to Slyboro Ciderhouse or R.S. Taylor Brewing Company. The 1840s-era farm how houses an incredible collection of vintage finds, folk art from local artists, and much more.

Slyboro Ciderhouse is located in New York’s oldest u-pick orchard, Hick’s Orchard, which has been open for picking since 1905. Today, they use those apples for award-winning hard ciders (some of the best in the country!), cider donuts, AND pick-your-own! Enjoy their ciders on the deck overlooking the orchard or in the taproom, then explore the rows of trees, meet the goats, and pick up unique local gifts and art.

Heading south you’ll find Scotlander Brewing Company, set up on a small hill with an incredible, scenic view no matter the time of year. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a trail ride with 4J Farmm, located just steps from Scotlander, before you grab a fresh brew.

Just around the corner, you can pick up sustainably-raised, pasture-grown beef products from Mack Brook Farm. Contact them to pick up a “side” of beef and feed your family throughout the winter.

While not actually located in Argyle, Argyle Brewing Company’s two locations, in Cambridge and Greenwich, offer dozens of opportunities for fun between samples.

In Cambridge, don’t forget to explore the shops and galleries along Main Street. Battenkill Books, just a few doors down from the brewery, has something for every kind of reader, including a great selection about the local area and its history!

Further West in Greenwich, you can visit Argyle Brewing Company’s other outpost, then stroll up to Melo Moon, a cider bar featuring wild fermented ciders, cysers, and meads. Greenwich is also home to the recently re-opened local favorite: Wallie’s.

After an extensive renovation, the restaurant welcomed guests back to the decades-old establishment in 2021. The original Wallie’s, a sandwich counter, opened in the same location in 1929 and expanded to a full restaurant soon after in the 1940s. After many years of success, the former owners retired and closed Wallie’s in 2005. Today you can enjoy old favorites and new classics in the dining room, tavern, or even the rooftop bar (weather permitting).

Heading up Route 40 from Troy, you’ll reach Washington County’s three incredible wineries, located in the Upper Hudson Valley viticultural region. Plus, you can really lean into the season with a stop at Tiashoke Farm and its beautiful new farm stand. Shop for products from dozens of other local businesses and find unique varieties of gourds and pumpkins for your own decorations.

On the northern end of the county, visit Springbrook Hollow Distillery and Battle Hill Brewing Company, both in Fort Ann. And while you’re there, add some seasonal scares to your day at Boo Town!

Historic Fort Edward, just minutes from the Glens Falls and Saratoga areas, is home to Slickfin Brewing Co, another can’t-miss location on the Flannel Fall Crawl. You can even enjoy small-batch beers and hard seltzers in this storied town via bike or kayak– Slickfin is just off the Champlain Canalway trail!

The Flannel Fall Crawl, created in 2021, is intended to introduce craft beverage fans to Washington County’s diverse and delicious breweries, distilleries, cideries, wineries, and other great businesses. After a successful first event, we’re excited to welcome visitors and locals back to our county’s craft beverage locations!

From October 21, 2022, through November 13, 2022, visitors 21 and older can enter to win a $100 gift card to the Washington County craft beverage producer of their choice. During your visit, simply scan the QR code with your mobile device and log your visit.

This year, entries will be managed by the SweepWidget software, allowing participants to rack up points for visiting different locations over the course of the month-long event. Visitors can also receive bonus entries by sharing a photo from their visits on Facebook or Instagram. Visitors will have the opportunity to enter once per location.

Winners will be chosen at random on 11/15/22. For a full list of sweepstakes rules and eligibility criteria visit the event’s page on our website.

From field to glass and farm to table, it’s hard not to get a taste of Washington County.

Please drink responsibly. Must be 21+ to enter. Winners will be chosen at random on 11/15/22. No purchase is necessary and purchase does not increase your chance of winning. Limit one entry per person, per location. Void where prohibited.

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